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How a Woodworking Hobby Helps This Entrepreneur Be a Better Businessman

Patrick Robinson, CEO of Paskho, finds problem-solving inspiration in the art of building.

This story appears in the September 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

As the founder of travel-clothing company Paskho, I travel a lot for work. You name the far-flung city, I've been there. I encounter a lot of long, sleepless nights in hotel rooms, but instead of using that extra time to pore over new clothing concepts or designs, I'm online, buying woodworking tools.

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My passion for woodworking started when I was young. Growing up in Fullerton, Calif., I liked building those wood-and-glue model airplanes, boats, and homes. I worked really hard to adapt them to make them into whatever my imagination came up with, not just what the instructions told me to do.

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