My Life as a TV SitCom

A story about the time NBC and Jack Black made a half-hour comedy about my family’s life. Julie and I had cameos as coffee shop customes. It never aired….
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Do I Love My Wife?

A scientific investigation of my feelings for Julie Jacobs. Two scientists analyzed my brain with an fMRI machine as I thought about my wife (and compared her to Angelina Jolie)….
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How To Raise Men

I’ve always wanted to have kids, but I never pictured myself as the father of three sons. I’m not exactly brimming with testosterone. I figured my wife and I would have girls, and we’d spend weekends making papier-mache unicorns. I was wrong. I’m the proud – if overwhelmed and underprepared – father of three boys….
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Fame. That Bastard

An essay about luck, compassion and Kevin Bacon’s gardening business….
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Stop The Madness

My quest to go from manic multitasker to Zen unitasker in one month flat….
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An Entrepreneur’s Most Important Tool: Self-Delusion

Why pretending is crucial to business success….
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The Six Most Important Business Lessons From All of History

What we can learn from Welch’s grape juice, Langston Hughes and Isaac Newton….
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On Boldness

Keynote speech to the American Society of Journalists and Authors in which I talk about Strategic Chutzpah and the future of publishing.        …
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Obituaries

My annual feature of death notices for cultural trends, including Lower Back Tattoos and American Hegemony….
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What to Expect: Your Baby’s First 75 years

At 50, your baby should be using words like “sciatica” and eating foods like Benecol….
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