“I’ve always liked what Zig Ziglar said: ‘Help enough people get what they want in life, and you automatically get what you want out of life!’ I think that’s the key to getting the media attention…”—Walt
Here are some interviews on local television stations and web broadcasts.
Some favorites of the many radio and podcast interviews over the years.
Walt is quoted, featured or excerpted
in these books by other prominent authors:
The Not Quite States of America by Doug Mack
Doug Mack explored America's territories and possessions and Walt was his guide on Saipan! The Not-Quite States of America”
Fight The Power by Chuck D.
Chuck D, the voice and vision behind the seminal and groundbreaking hip hop group, Public Enemy, now turned activist and international emissary and ambassador, praises Walt's books, Change the Game, and This Game of Hip Hop Artist Management in his book Fight the Power!
The Guerrilla Marketing Job Escape Plan Jay Conrad Levinson and Andrew Neitlich
Walt's insights were sought and featured in the new book by Jay Conrad Levinson and Andrew Neitlich entitled The Guerrilla Marketing Job Escape Plan. Walt answers the question: "What is the one single piece of advice you would give to employees seeking to go out on their own?" You'll have to read the book to find the answer!
Successful Business Planning in 30 Days J Patsula
Author Peter J. Patsula, says: Passion not only inspires innovation, determination and boundless energy, but it is also contagious. Sharing your passion also helps others tap into their own. Walt Goodridge, author of Turn Your Passion Into Profit, sums it up well: "Value No One Can Match" "If you create and market a product or service through a business that is in alignment with your personality, capitalizes on your history, incorporates your experiences, harnesses your talents, optimizes your strengths, complements your weaknesses, honors your life's purpose, and moves you towards the conquest of your own fears, there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY that anyone in this or any other universe can offer the same value that you do!"-- Walt Goodridge
Only the Crazy and Fearless Win Big! Arthur Wylie
An excerpt from Turn Your Passion Into Profit is in Only the Crazy and Fearless Win Big by Arthur Wylie (with Brian Nicol). [Wylie] shares a little secret that few books discuss — to win big you have to be fearless and, sometimes, even a little crazy. Wylie outlines real-world examples from some of history and present-day’s most well-known names and everyday entrepreneurs in every industry, profession, and segment of the economy..[and] how their decisions raised eyebrows, dropped jaws, and met resistance— yet proved to be right.”
The Entrepreneur's Information Sourcebook
Walt is featured in The Entrepreneur's Information Sourcebook: "This inspiring work advises readers to follow their passion. Goodridge, a writer for Entrepreneur Magazine, Black Enterprise and others, motivates readers and provides the steps needed to achieve success as an entrepreneur. All the basic ideas of starting and growing a small business are presented. Practical, down-to-earth advice to make the move from employee to self-employed business person is provided in a logical, well-organized format."
Walt has been featured in these editions of these popular magazines as an expert:
[Sept 19, 1992] Havelock Nelson’s “The Rap Column” includes a mention and review of Change the Game known at the time as Rap This Game of Exposure
[Page 38]...While it's good to have a certain degree of caution about branching out on your own, experts like Walt F.J. Goodridge, author of Turn Your Passion into Profit, says that wariness can ofen result in paralysis, or "entrepreneurophobia" The solution, according to Goodridge…. [continue]
[NOV 2005] Read "Profit From Your Passion," anEssence Magazine article featuring Walt's expertise on the art and science of being a PASSIONPRENEUR! [continue]
“...Libraries might find their readers better served by Walt Goodridge's Turn Your Passion into Profit , which is noteworthy for its more complete coverage and practical, down-to-earth tone and style.-The Library Journal, Susan C. Awe, Univ. of New Mexico Lib., Albuquerque © 2005 Reed Business Information.
Black Enterprise x 2
ARTICLE (JAN 2001) Check out Walt 's article entitled "On Your Mark! Make This Your Most Productive Year Ever" in the January 2001 issue of Black Enterprise (pg 95)! Also see the Successpert column in the Feb 2001 issue
The Business Review
ARTICLE (JULY 2000) Walt 's article on Managing Rap Artists appears in the September and October 2000 issues of The Business Review, a Philadelphia, PA based magazine. (www.flycomm.com) (pg 22)
Wall Street Journal Online
ARTICLE (Oct 2002) Walt's insights appear in an article entitled "Shaping Artistic Talent into Business Success" on the Wall Street Journal 's online edition!
INTERVIEW (FALL 2000) Walt 's books, websites and the Passion To Profit workshops are profiled in Career Focus Magazine 's Fall 2000 issue. (pg 23) His thoughts are also featured in the Digital Dividends article by Michelle Crowe
[JUN 2002] South Africa's SArie Magazine has an article mentioning the Turn Your Passion Into Profit Site!
The Network Journal
ARTICLE (JULY 2000) Reviewer Carol Celeste gives Turn Your Passion Into Profit the thumbs up in The Network Journal's August 2000 Issue.
[OCT 2001] A Global Business article entitled "My Kingdom for A Door" quotes Walt and his recollections as an employee wasting away in cubicle pergatory! View article or view pdf
KIP Business Report
ARTICLE (JULY 2000) Kip Business Report published the "2000 and Beyond" version of Entrepreneurophobia: Conquering the Fear, one of Walt 's most enduring, enlightening and inspiring articles. Search the word "entrepreneurophobia", a phrase he coined in 1992, in any Internet search engine, to see how popular this classic of motivation really is!
Newspapers & Supplements
THE Dallas Morning News!
The first major US newspaper to review Turn Your Passion Into Profit shortly after its initial publication! Thanks always to Nancy McDowell. This was the actual front page on that day! Notice “Napster!” Look it up! [Read article]
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
On April 22, 2005, another major newspaper gave Passion its blessings!
More to come!
Walt writes occasional free lance articles for this newspaper
Beach Road Magazine
This is the FULL interview between Joy White and Walt F.J. Goodridge that appeared in edited form in the September 2017 issue of Beach Road Magazine. See the article, which includes profiles of other Saipan professionals. Read more… [issuu.com/beachroadmagazine]
Marianas Business Journal
Walt wrote several business articles for this Guam-based publication
Documentaries & Travel Channel Promos
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“America’s Forgotten Colonies”
Walt provides tour guide service for this 3rd installment in LaMancha Media;s documentary series. This episode—with over 83,000 views—features Saipan and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the history, Banzai Cliff, Tinian, the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan, Chinese immigration and tourism issues, as well as a local charity that helps in labor trafficking abuses. Watch it now! [www.lamanchamedia.org]
“The World’s Deadliest Weather”
Extraordinary stories of weather survival and endurance from around the globe caught on cameras, phones and security cameras. Walt is interviewed about surviving the Categ 5 Super Typhoon Yutu that hit Saipan in 2018. Watch series trailer
“The China Travel Channel presents…”
The China Travel channel’s producer Alex requests Walt’s help in introducing the Chinese market to the island of Saipan! Watch it