For the past decade, Rod Kurtz has served as a journalist and advocate on behalf of entrepreneurs. And recently, he became one himself. Today, he is the Editor-at-Large of OPEN Forum and works as a media consultant for a variety of organizations, including The New York Times, Entrepreneur, CNNMoney, and Cool Hunting, to help foster an ongoing conversation about entrepreneurship. He is a regular commentator on TV and radio, including CNN, MSNBC, and the Today Show, and a guest lecturer in entrepreneurship at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as the Executive Editor of HuffPost Small Business, which he launched in 2011, and also Executive Editor of AOL Small Business, Senior Editor at Inc., and the Small Business Editor at