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Rod Kurtz

For the past decade, Rod Kurtz has served as a journalist and advocate on behalf of entrepreneurs. And recently, he became one himself. Today, he works with a variety of organizations as a media consultant, including CNNMoney, MSNBC, and The New York Times, to help foster an ongoing conversation about entrepreneurship. He is also a guest lecturer in entrepreneurship at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

14 Recent Stories

What a Travel Boutique Owner Packs in His Carry On

What a Travel Boutique Owner Packs in His Carry On

Flight 001 Founder Brad John travels up to 100,000 miles each year. He shares what he brings with him on the road.
April 4, 2014 in Lifestyle
Traveler Packs Trillions of 'Dollars' and Veggies in His Carry-On

Traveler Packs Trillions of 'Dollars' and Veggies in His Carry-On

This author and publisher logs more than 100,000 miles each year. Thanks to smart packing, he’s prepared for everything from flight delays to impromptu business pitches.
February 21, 2014 in Business Travel
Why This Traveler Totes Touches of Home (and Juicy Fruit)

Why This Traveler Totes Touches of Home (and Juicy Fruit)

This CEO shares how she stays grounded while traveling for her Minted, an online home goods marketplace.
January 17, 2014 in Business Travel
What a Light Packer Packs in His Carry-On

What a Light Packer Packs in His Carry-On

Andrew Chrisomalis, the CEO of TY KU Sake & Spirits, has turned light packing into an art. Here are the essentials he brings with him on the plane.
November 15, 2013 in Business Travel
Toy Ponies, Swedish Fish and Other Travel Essentials

Toy Ponies, Swedish Fish and Other Travel Essentials

We ask Eric Ryan, the co-founder of Method, what he can’t travel without on his jaunts across Europe and the States.
October 11, 2013 in Business Travel
Why One Flying Canadian Loves Altoids, Lip Balm and Band-Aids

Why One Flying Canadian Loves Altoids, Lip Balm and Band-Aids

We peek inside DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux's Louis Vuitton carry-on to see what she brings on frequent trips around the world.
August 23, 2013 in Business Travel
Traveling With Gold, Cigars and a Diamond Tester

Traveling With Gold, Cigars and a Diamond Tester

We ask antiques dealer Billy Leroy, a star of Travel Channel's Baggage Battles, about the unusual items he packs in his carry-on.
July 12, 2013 in Business Travel
What to Pack When You Live on Amtrak

What to Pack When You Live on Amtrak

We ask Amanda Steinberg, founder of DailyWorth and a busy single mom, about what she carries on regular commutes between Philly and New York.
June 14, 2013 in Business Travel
Travel Checklist: What One Entrepreneur Can't Fly Without

Travel Checklist: What One Entrepreneur Can't Fly Without

We take a peek inside the backpack of Tate Chalk, founder of apparel brand Nfinity, who travels frequently to Asia and other destinations.
April 19, 2013 in International Growth
'Veronica Mars' Secrets You Can Use in Your Kickstarter Campaign

'Veronica Mars' Secrets You Can Use in Your Kickstarter Campaign

Entrepreneurs looking for a funding boost can learn a few tricks from the cult favorite's Kickstarter success story.
March 14, 2013 in Financing
Richard Branson on Dealing With Setbacks

Richard Branson on Dealing With Setbacks

Virgin's visionary founder opens up about taking chances, making mistakes and why stumbling is an essential part of entrepreneurship.
January 21, 2013 in Profiles
Richard Branson on Being Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Being Richard Branson

The globetrotting billionaire and Virgin founder opens up about his legacy, what keeps him going, and why he'll never quite feel like he's 'made it.'
December 17, 2012 in Success Stories
Red, White and Fabulous? Fashion Tips from the Campaign Trail

Red, White and Fabulous? Fashion Tips from the Campaign Trail

Entrepreneurs can learn a lot (or not) about dressing to impress from Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
October 26, 2012 in Ask Entrepreneur

Confessions of a Road Warrior

Investor and bestselling author Phil Town offers up his best travel tips for every aspect of your next journey.
December 3, 2010 in Business Travel