One of the best things about entrepreneurship is that it means many things to many people. I'm always keen on demolishing the image of the entrepreneur being nothing more than a schlubby dude in khakis armed with a bluetooth headset, so when Northbrook's OpticsPlanet dropped me a line about being featured, I was excited. The business sells sunglasses, hunting gear and, oh yeah, military and tactical equipment like thermal weapon sights and thermal imaging cameras. It's like the second coming of The Sharper Image. Take a look at the attached gallery to see what the company's home office is like.
David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as an interviewer-writer for Adult Swim, he's also a comedy-writing instructor for Second City. He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.