Three Reasons You Should Write an “Elevator Speech” (from New York Minute Magazine)

One of my best friends introduced me to the concept of an “elevator speech.” He is a successful executive who works at a big firm in town.  I talk to him often about the joys and miseries of teaching and writing and he explains what it’s like to work in his world (a career that […]

Who is Your “Assist Man” (from New York Minute Magazine)

It is often referred to as the most remarkable feat in the history of American sports.  A little over fifty years ago, a 7-foot-1, 275-pound center (and former Kansas Jayhawk) by the name of Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points while leading his Philadelphia Warriors to a 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks in a […]

“Play Like You Belong” (from New York Minute Magazine)

I recall looking at an upcoming project in an on-line catalogue and thinking about how surreal it was to see my name there. My book was surrounded by pages of talented and seasoned authors: best-selling writers that I imagined didn’t plunk through words on an old laptop like me… no, their fingers effortlessly surfed fruit-branded […]