Considering Carlos Slim’s Investment In The New York Times

Carlos Slim Helu, currently the third richest person in the world, purchased a significant stake in the NYT not too long ago. Is he crazy?  I mean the print news business has been having terrible difficulties in recent years. For example, classified advertising revenue for the major papers — whether print or online — has declined…

Write Like You

Many writers grow up thinking that ideas for articles and books well up from living exciting and adventurous lives. That’s true for some writers (James Mitchner comes to mind), but for most it’s a myth. So relax, you don’t have to risk life and limb trekking through Pakistan to be a good writer. That’s a…

Blogging My Way To A New Job Or Not?

I started blogging in January 2009. It all started after a heated discussion at work–how to incorporate social media into our marketing mix.  After writing a sample article and receiving many kudos from my manager and co-workers, my blog was born. To date, my blog has been all about discovery: what if I write about…