“What really knocks me out is a book that,
when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote
it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the
phone whenever you felt like it."”
– Holden Caulfield, The
Catcher in the Rye, p. 18.
I'm a business journalist with more than a dozen years of experience
in print and in radio. A former writer and editor at Harvard
Business Review and Inc. Magazine, my work has appeared
in publications ranging from Newsweek to the New York
Times to Boston Magazine to Parenting Magazine.
I am a frequent speaker and writer on small business topics.
I have a wife and two daughters, and live in Cambridge, MA.
7 Howland St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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