Boston Book Festival 2020 Boston Book Festival 2020

How I Built This

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Guy Raz
How I Built This

Guy Raz is a journalist, professor, correspondent, and radio host with NPR. He’s the co-creator of three NPR programs: TED Radio Hour, How I Built This, and Wow in the World. He has won the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for his reporting on Iraq. Raz has also won the National Headliner Award, ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, and a National Association of Black Journalists Award. His book, How I Built This: The Unexpected Path to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs, offers invaluable insight from the world's top entrepreneurs on how to start, launch, and build a successful venture. Mark Cuban from Shark Tank says “This book is all about inspiration—told with blood, sweat, and tears. You’ll come away refreshed. And ready to hit the ground running.”

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Linda Pizzuti Henry holds many varied roles—the Boston Globe’s managing director, co-founder of HUBweek, trustee of the Liverpool Football Club Foundation, director of the Red Sox Foundation, chair of the Boston Globe Foundation, chairman of the John W. Henry Family Foundation, Emmy-winning television producer, and founder of the Boston Public Market, among others.


Guy Raz has interviewed dozens of successful entrepreneurs on his enormously popular radio show, How I Built This. In his new book, How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs, Raz distills the lessons learned from his probing and infectiously energetic and enthusiastic interviews. Guy Raz likens the path of the entrepreneur to the hero’s journey—setting off from relative safety into the unknown to meet both daunting challenges and essential helpers along the way to fulfilling the journey’s goal. From Allbirds to Stacy’s Pita Chips to Warby Parker, Raz explores each entrepreneur’s varied and winding path. Join Guy Raz and the Boston Globe’s Managing Director, Linda Pizzuti Henry, for a fascinating conversation about How I Built This. The media sponsor of this session is the Boston Globe.