Blogs / Articles

  • Fridays With Freddy: Let Them Eat Cake! April 17, 2015 fwf mike rowe - freddy - cake“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!” Little help, si vous plait? On our morning stroll, the biped stopped to consider this sign, which he described as “ironic.” Is it? I found it merely sarcastic, or perhaps sardonic, with a touch of snark. But maybe I’m wrong? The sign is an advertisement for Kara’s cupcake shop. Kara makes delicious gourmet treats that I’m not allowed to ... read more...
  • Big Gulp Justice April 16, 2015 Mike's Blog - SGDI - River Clean Up - Big Gulp 3A couple of weeks ago, I was stuck in traffic on Lombard Street, desperate to get across the Golden Gate Bridge for a meeting I was doomed to miss. As I quietly cursed the faceless bureaucrat who approved road work during rush hour, the guy in front of me threw an empty Big Gulp out the passenger window. I watched ... read more...
  • Contractor Magazine: Mike Rowe Joins Home Services Companies to Promote Skilled Trades April 16, 2015 MikeGroupPhotoPartnership with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and Mister Sparky will focus on filling the skills gap. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and Mister Sparky will  donate $100,000 in scholarships to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. Rowe will also work with the three companies to highlight the benefits of careers in the plumbing, electrical and HVAC ... read more...
  • Entrepreneur: Facebook Obsession, Working Hard & Singing Opera April 15, 2015 Entrepreneur - Mike RoweMike Rowe has a lot of love for entrepreneurs. Best known as host of Dirty Jobs, Rowe works hard and advocates for others who have the courage to blaze their own path. In this short video, Rowe answers our rapid-fire questions. He talks about what inspires him (hard work, duh), honesty and about sometimes having to “eat the shit sandwich” at ... read more...
  • Farewell to Some Old Friends April 14, 2015 mike rowe - messie bessie - wertz candyTime to bid a sad but fond farewell to some old friends. Cash Wiley died on Easter Sunday. Fans of Dirty Jobs will remember Cash as a Salt-of-the Earth guy in Texas who showed me the ins and outs of sedating big animals, and the deceptively complicated business of safely relocating them. He loved all creatures great and small, and ... read more...
  • Fridays With Freddy: Considerate Waypoints April 11, 2015 fwf-freddy-considerate-waypointsWhat the hell is going on in Pacific Heights? Every day this week, someone has left a random mattress lying around on the sidewalk. It’s like the week after New Years, except the discarded trees have been replaced with discarded mattresses. What does it all mean? At first, I thought the City had organized some sort of Mattress Collection Initiative. This ... read more...
  • Entrepreneur: Don’t Pursue Your Passion. Chase Opportunity. April 10, 2015 Entrepreneur - Mike RoweSuccess in business depends on opportunity, not a person’s passion. Whether you agree or disagree, that’s what Dirty Jobs star Mike Rowe believes. Before you fly off the handle, calling bullshit, let’s allow him to explain. What Rowe means is that when you put your passion first, ahead of opportunity, you often times create obstacles to achieving real success. “When you follow ... read more...
  • SOMEBODY’S GOTTA DO IT HAS STRONG RATINGS DEBUT LAST NIGHT April 10, 2015 sgdi-mike-rowe-strong-ratingsSGDI is Up by Triple-Digits vs. Prior Four Thursdays and is the Only Cable News Program to Grow vs. Last Year at 9pm According to Nielsen Fast National Data, CNN Original Series Mike Rowe’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It season 2 premiere had a strong ratings performance last night at 9pm, delivering 316k among adult 25-54 viewers.  CNN nearly tied Fox news for ... read more...
  • Largest Home Services Provider Starts New Partnership with Television Personality and Skilled Trades Supporter April 10, 2015 mike rowe - clockwork - toiletNew partnership announced today to empower future HVAC techs, plumbers and electricians. Brands commit to donating $100,000 in scholarships to mikeroweWORKS Foundation LAS VEGAS, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® and Mister Sparky® electric, part of the Direct Energy family of brands, announced today, at their annual convention in Las Vegas, a first-of-its-kind partnership ... read more...
  • Real-Life Tradesmen ‘Somebody’s Gotta Do It’ April 10, 2015 mike rowe - tradesmen - t-shirtsMany of your were no doubt expecting another post from me today, reminding you for the umpteenth time to watch the season premiere of Somebody’s Gotta Do It, tonight at 9pm on CNN. Well, think again. There’s more to life than watching television, even when it’s wildly entertaining, profoundly compelling, and potentially life-changing. Instead, I’d like to tell you about ... read more...
  • The Blaze: The Math is Scary April 9, 2015 sgdi - mike rowe - bullfighterMike’s Unsettling Prediction on What Will Happen If Work Remains the ‘Enemy’ What will happen when all of the baby boomers in the U.S. retire at age 65 and the “remarkable” advances in medicine keep many of them alive into their 90s or even into triple digits? It’s a recipe for disaster and the “math is scary,” says Mike Rowe, the star ... read more...
  • Somebody’s Gotta Do It: Bullfighting April 9, 2015 03bullfighingThere are two basic things to remember, if you don’t want to get chased by a bull. read more...
  • Going Clear April 6, 2015 Mike -Spanky Taylor - Going ClearWhen I was shooting Dirty Jobs, I hired a woman named Spanky Taylor to help me fulfill requests from viewers and fans. read more...
  • CNN: Job Advice from the Guy who has tried them All April 6, 2015 mike rowe - sgdi - mrwfCNN)Mike Rowe is taking the bull by the horns (or, at the very least, trying not to get gored) in the season premiere of “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” where he tries out niche jobs anywhere from bullfighting to water ballet. Each week, Rowe will answer your questions about his latest escapades and career advice. To submit a question for the gutsy ... read more...
  • Fridays With Freddy: Good Friday April 3, 2015 11102785_970562929620517_2019981050748845530_nAll in all, a pretty good Friday. F. Mike’s Facebook Page read more...