How Punk Rock Helped Me Rock the Business World
By Jenelle Isaacson, an EO Portland member and founder and CEO of Living Room Realty in Portland, Oregon
On the Road
After graduating from college, I started a punk band called Spread Eagle with three girlfriends. I was the lead singer and played guitar. It wasn’t that we loved punk rock; it was just all we could play. That’s the beauty of punk rock. You don’t need much skill. You just need something to say and the courage to scream it. For the next two years, I screamed, yelled and sang in clubs and dive bars from Seattle to Los Angeles, Austin to Chicago and everywhere in between.
You might think this was a detour from my life as a business owner and entrepreneur, but, really, it was just the beginning.