“I’ve been writing about dreamers, idealists and rascals since 1981. Look for my journalistic work these days at forbes.com and Forbes magazine. Other writing homes over the years have included The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg View and Fast Company magazine. I’ve also launched a travel blog, written four books and spun out several hundred bedtime stories for our kids.
“In 1997, I shared in the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.
“I grew up on the South Side of Chicago. As an adult, I spent time in New York City, London, Cambridge MA and Washington DC, before settling in northern California. I’m a slow but stubborn hiker. Adventures over the years have included making it to the top of Mt. Fuji, Mt. Whitney and the Thorung La pass in Nepal. Some of my favorite writers include Thomas Boswell for sports; William Manchester for biographies; Caroline Baum for financial commentary and Michael Craig for poker.”