The Postindustrial Podcast, Episode 6: Derrick McDowell, public speaker and entrepreneur
Derrick McDowell is a public speaker, activist & entrepreneur. His motto? “Action over everything.”
McDowell says he prefers to focus on change through action and the measurable outcomes through which he believes dreams and goals are achieved. In this episode, he talks about lifting up postindustrial communities — specifically his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio.
McDowell is the founder of The Youngstown Flea, an outdoor market designed to encourage small business owners. He’s also the community engagement & inclusion coordinator with the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre.
Carmen Gentile has worked for The New York Times and CBS News, among others. His book, “Blindsided by the Taliban,” documents his life as a war reporter and the aftermath of his brush with death after being shot with a rocket-propelled grenade while embedded with U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan. He is a founder and editor-at-large of Postindustrial Media.