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The start of something big

In 2002, I bought a box of old papers at a flea market with the intention of sorting through the contents and reselling the most interesting bits on eBay. Then I realized that the box contained more than 100 love … Continue reading

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I still blame the Internet, but I also thank it

I wrote this elsewhere a few years ago, under the title “I Blame the Internet,” and as far as I can tell, it’s still true: There’s been a lot written out there about how and why the Internet is killing … Continue reading

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About the “Mad Russian”

Back in 1999, I wrote an article for an airline magazine about Yefim Shubentsov, the so-called “Mad Russian,” and his unique way of helping people quit smoking. I had the article on my site for a number of years, but … Continue reading

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New look, new bylines

Inexplicably and ironically, my article for Entrepreneur on franchise owners who managed to nurse their businesses through a natural disaster went live online on Friday — that’s right, the same day Japan was devastated by the one-two wallop of earthquake … Continue reading

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