Articles

My writing has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Barron’s, Fast Company, Money, Worth, The Boston Globe MagazineBloomberg Markets, The (London) Spectator, The (London) Independent Magazine, and The Economist. Here’s a small selection.

It’s Bill Miller’s Time

The country’s best fund manager has beaten the market ten years running by buying what everyone else is selling. What’s he betting on now?

FORTUNE MAGAZINE

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Big Game Hunter

For decades, museum curator Irving Finkel has been on the trail of a 4,600-year-old board game. Here are the secrets he discovered.

TIME MAGAZINE

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Gordon Ramsay’s Recipe for Redemption

After a year in which his restaurant empire almost went bankrupt, the bad boy of British cuisine is serving cheaper cuts of meat and focusing on the richer rewards of TV stardom.

BLOOMBERG MARKETS MAGAZINE

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An Antidote to Credit Cards?

Pathological gamblers, compulsive spenders and kleptomaniacs: Are they simply weak-willed or do they have a chemical glitch in the brain?

FORBES MAGAZINE

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All the Presidents’ Money

Bill Clinton isn’t wealthy yet, but Presidents Bush, Reagan, Carter and Ford are all multimillionaires. How do our Presidents get rich?

MONEY MAGAZINE

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I Spy

Your competitor is snooping on you. So what’s wrong with that?

FORBES MAGAZINE

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High on India

Lured by intoxicating returns, foreign investors are piling into the Indian stock market. But not everyone can be a Big Fish.

TIME MAGAZINE

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Mississippi Redeemed

Despite powerful evidence against him, a fanatical white supremacist called Byron De La Beckwith twice escaped conviction by all-white juries for the murder in 1963 of the Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Now, nearly 30 years later, a more modern, less racist Mississippi is seeking to try him again—and do it properly this time.

THE INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE

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Mining the Suckers

In college, Robert Friedland peddled drugs. He now finds peddling mining stocks more lucrative—and less risky.

FORBES MAGAZINE

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From Iowa to Wall Street

Though his latest venture is a software company, John Pappajohn doesn’t even use a computer. His mind and experience are his computers.

FORBES MAGAZINE

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The Stock Collector

If you could boil Fayez Sarofim’s philosophy down, it would be “Buy quality” and “Never sell.”

MONEY MAGAZINE

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A Passion for Antiquity

Edmund de Unger compares collecting to sex. Because his desire is waning, he’s selling his incomparable medieval enamels.

FORBES MAGAZINE

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The Grand Master

If you had stashed $10,000 in the Sequoia fund when Bill Ruane launched it, your stake would now be worth $1.3 million.

MONEY MAGAZINE

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