Today’s guest is Rick Richman, someone I met when I visited his new Firepie pizza truck near my home in San Francisco. I didn’t really know Rick before we talked in my kitchen and recorded this conversation. To prepare, I asked Rick to put me in contact with three people who knew him well, and they told me about Rick’s jump into entrepreneurship as well as some of the emotional turning points in his life. Before the recording started, Rick said he was willing to talk about all of it, including a truly tragic loss and personal challenges few are willing to discuss openly. He talks about his perseverance through all that pain, and how he’s grown happier and healthier.