What better to send you off into the weekend than two inspirational articles about two unlikely businessmen?

1. Steven Carse, the King of Pops

After Carse lost his job poring over spreadsheets as an insurance company analyst last June, the Edgewood resident decided to pursue an idea he and friends often discussed after they backpacked from Panama to Mexico: starting a paleta cart.

2. Blake Mycoskie, founder of Toms Shoes

I live on a boat in Marina del Rey. When I wake up on the boat, it’s very relaxed. I usually get up at 8:30, have a Clif Bar for breakfast, and spend a few hours thinking and writing before going in to the office.

Read the articles, go after your big, crazy ideas, and have a great weekend!