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The Portable Boatyard

The Portable Boatyard

PHIL FRIEDMAN, MARINE INDUSTRY CONSULTANT AND FORMER CEO OF LUXURY YACHT BUILDER, PALMER JOHNSON, SPEAKS TO TRADE ONLY TODAY ABOUT HIS JOURNEY


Never once during a span of some three decades have I ever regretted making the decision to pursue a career "messing about with boats"...

Phil Friedman in Soundings Trade Only Today


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Not exactly an auspicious beginning, but it did lay the seeds of a fascination with boats and boating...

Phil Friedman in The Portable Boatyard

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The sum was a "portable boatyard" that I would carry around in my head to this day...

Phil Friedman in The Portable Boatyard

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The journey ... is ongoing ...

Phil Friedman in The Portable Boatyard

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More about Phil Friedman:  With 30 some years background in small business and the marine industry, I've worn numerous hats — as a yacht designer, boat builder, marine operations and business manager, marine industry consultant, marine marketing and communications specialist, yachting magazine writer and editor, yacht surveyor, and marine industry educator. I am also trained and experienced in interest-based negotiation and mediation. In a previous life, I taught logic and philosophy at university.


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Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #22

#25
Jan \ud83d\udc1d Barbosa, one can never go back, but... there is always a multiplicity of different routes ahead. Thank you for reading and for the kind words.

Jan 🐝 Barbosa

Jan 🐝 Barbosa

3 years ago #21

Great story about pursuing a passion that turns into a great job and profit..... If i could go back in time would have chosen a path i loved... Now i totally forgot my calling... Something to ponder and get mad about in my old years...

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #20

#22
Thank you, Numo, for reading and taking the time to comment. Cheers!

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #19

#21
Thank you, Lada, for the kind words.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #18

Phil, I'm glad I've learned more about your verily interesting life path. And I admire your journey on which you've worn numerous hats. :-) Studying and teaching logic and philosophy also helped you on this path, as well as in dealing with the negotiation and mediation processes. Logic is crucial for problem-solving in engineering, and I see you as a great problem solver.

Wayne Yoshida

Wayne Yoshida

3 years ago #17

#18
Yes! The "Chicago Boat Show" and McCormick Place!

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #16

#7
Never IBBI, although ABBRA at one time.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #15

#8
Yes, Wayne Yoshida, we might have even run into one another at IMTEC in Chicago. Well, we're both still young, and I plan to get out to the west coast at least a couple times more before swallowing the anchor. Cheers!

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #14

#14
Thanks, Graham, for reading and for saying so. I will definitely keep on... for I don't know any other way. Not to mention that I have two daughters who are still in school. Cheers!

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #13

#11
Yes, Don \ud83d\udc1d Kerr, I guess you might say I was raised to be a target... just not a passive one. Cheers!

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #12

#10
Thanks, Kevin, for sharing and for the kind words. Cheers!

Graham🐝 Edwards

Graham🐝 Edwards

3 years ago #11

I love this story... keep on "boating" Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #10

#12
Yes, the projectiles were dummies (did not explode) and the closest on hit the water must have been no less than 100 yards... but we were up on our feet frantically waving to the shoreside observers who, BTW, pretended to be pissed at us, but after lecturing us harshly, bought us lunch before sending us on our way. Cheers!

don kerr

don kerr

3 years ago #9

Phil Friedman Clearly not the last time someone tried to blow you out of the water! Really enjoy these stories

Kevin Pashuk

Kevin Pashuk

3 years ago #8

Phil Friedman gives new meaning to the phrase "Whatever floats your boat!"

Kevin Pashuk

Kevin Pashuk

3 years ago #7

Thanks for the tag Phil. People's backstories always illuminate who they really are. In your case, your passion for things that float and being out on the water shine through.

Wayne Yoshida

Wayne Yoshida

3 years ago #6

Thank you for sharing your story, Phil Friedman - Interesting, fun and stressful, I am sure. But the entire journey lead you to where you are now - and to me, it looks pretty darn good. Too bad we didn't know about each other in the 80s and 90s, when I was in the marine electronics industry, I worked for a manufacturer of 2-way radios back then. Went to all the US boat shows and did customer/dealerships all over the country.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #5

#5
Thank you, Shelley Brown, for reading and the kind words. What the article does not elaborate on is that I grew up in inner-city Chicago, first on the West Side near Roosevelt and Kedzie, then on the South Side in Hyde Park and South Shore, and finally lived walking distance from the Howard Street El station on the Chicago side of the Evanston border. A couple of years ago, I spent about nine months on-site in Chicago on a consulting contract, and I regret that you and I did not meet up online at that time. It would have been fun, I am sure, to get together. My best to you.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #4

Also mentioning Wayne Yoshida -- all highly valued online friends. Cheers to all.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #3

CC to some of my friends who have asked to be kept in the loop. Jim Murray.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #2

Thank you, Pascal, for reading and the kind words. The term came to me a while back, as I set up a field office while beginning a onsitebconsulting gig. I was pondering at the time how "portable" or nomadic I had become. Cheers! #1

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #1

Portable Boatyard what an intriguing and interesting wording, it is powerfully imaginative :-)