Jake Barton

Principal and Founder, Local Projects

Nov 4, 2016

New Thinking Leaders podcast

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Jake Barton is the Founder of Local Projects, an ‘experience design’ firm for public spaces. Named a top entrepreneur by Crain’s in 2013, Jake caught public attention with his work on the September 11th Memorial. In this in-depth interview, Jake explains how necessity drove him to become an entrepreneur; defends the opinions of the ‘uninitiated’ over the experts; argues that success can make you “brittle”; and talks through the evolution of his career, including the highs and lows.

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