Not That You Asked

Stories. Observations. Pet peeves. Brassy, breezy—often funny, sometimes serious—always fast and edgy. A shot of whiskey in a white wine spritzer world.

Society & Culture
Personal Journals
1
Hanging (sort of) with Muhammad Ali
A story about Madison Square Garden, boxing and The Greatest of All Time.
7 min
2
The Hamptons: Uncovered & Understood
A few tips on how to joyfully navigate the summer crush.
5 min
3
Innovation: From Whence It Comes
A funny thing about innovation.
5 min
4
Henry Kissinger & Gore Vidal
A pair of bite-sized anecdotes that pack a punch.
1 min
5
Talk is Cheap When You’ve No Skin in the Game
Wait a minute—not so fast!
2 min
6
Two Household Appliances. Two Problems. Two Ans...
How difficult can this be?
3 min
7
Manhattan: A Riddle
Answering the question "why are you here?"
10 min
8
Selling
The most important skill is not a given.
4 min
9
Team Names & Championships: Have You No Pride?
Sports franchises need to stand taller.
3 min
10
Le Car
How lucky was I?
2 min
11
The Boston Accent
Where to park your car.
1 min
12
Push Back on The Pushback
Be the "A" team: on the spot, in real time.
4 min
13
How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?
Why is there a prominence of dogs?
4 min
14
Guns:, A Way Forward
A possible resolution to the gun controversy in America.
3 min
15
The Men in Blue
The value of having an idea.
5 min
16
Be Careful What You Wish For
A client's inner circle request and an unexpected cost.
4 min
17
No Roadmap? No Problem.
Regardless of career, here's a process that works.
4 min
18
Bye-Bye Books. Terrible stuff.
With books, you'll never be bored.
3 min
19
Roots
Consider your inheritance.
3 min
20
Words & Phrases We Could Do Without
Do these "resonate" with you?
3 min
21
The Five Dollar Special
My first stripe in selling.
6 min
22
Early Mistakes
First impressions count!
6 min
23
Lemons to Lemonade
How the Sports Etcetera agency came to be.
6 min
24
Hard Times at the NBA
Learning on the job.
8 min
25
Al Gore and The Shirt Off My Back
A former Vice President and a contract.
3 min
26
Please Interrupt Me
The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.
2 min
27
Rudy, Cigars and Me.
Crossing paths with Rudy Giuliani.
6 min
28
Killing Time with Bush Sr.
A quick tale about presidents and a breakfast speech.
5 min
29
Okay, Boomer
What are the Millennials & Gen Z'ers telling us?
6 min
30
Who is Bill Goldstein?
Lawyer turned sports executive turned humorist.
3 min