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  • The Barstool MBA

  • Why Running a Bar Beats Running to Business School
  • By: Dan Maccarone, Bob Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Dan Maccarone, Bob Sullivan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

In February 2009, Dan Maccarone, a digital product design executive who works with some of the world’s top brands, walked through the doors of what would be his new bar, Destination, in Manhattan’s East Village. The overwhelming stale-beer smell, ruined floor, and “Happy New Year 2008” banners that hung from the walls were the least of his worries. He had just six weeks and a budget of $150,000 to turn the place into the neighborhood’s new favorite hang-out - and start turning a profit.     

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and Entertaining!

  • By Chris C on 07-22-19

Funny. Informative. Inspiring.

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Reviewed: 07-21-19

As a bartender of 15 years, I love hearing the tales of the bar. Also love hearing other discuss all the small details that go into everything. Dan and Bob’s stories are funny, informative, and ring true. Also, their mentions of the little things are great reminders of how important those little things are.

Also, love the correlation between the bar world and the start up/tech world. All these little things they discuss apply to not only every business, but just how to approach every day life.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful