Money: The Unauthorized Biography

Money: The Unauthorized Biography

San Francisco Chronicle, April 20, 2014

A review of Felix Martin’s book about the history of money.

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Jewels of Olmsted’s Unspoiled Midwest

Jewels of Olmsted’s Unspoiled Midwest

The New York Times, September 2, 2011

Olmsted is best known for his landscape design work in the East such as NYC’s Central Park. I visited some of his awesome and timeless Midwestern creations.

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Friend of Free-Soil Kansas

Frederick Law Olmsted: Friend of Free-Soil Kansas

Lawrence Journal-World, July 2011

Olmsted, the pioneering landscape architect, was also a fervent abolitionist who purchased a cannon to help arm a free-state militia in Kansas.

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“A body of water so foul”

“A body of water so foul”

The Boston Globe, June 2011

More than a century ago, Olmsted transformed a fetid swamp in Boston’s Back Bay into a park. In the process, he achieved America’s very first act of wetlands restoration.

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City Winery’s Michael Dorf (Top NYC Entrepreneurs, 2011)

City Winery’s Michael Dorf (Top NYC Entrepreneurs, 2011)

Crain's New York Business, May 2011

Dorf – founder of the legendary Knitting Factory, where hipsters swilled warm beer in plastic cups while watching Yo La Tengo – has moved on to City Winery, a venue where sophisticates sip wine while watching Allen Toussaint.

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Smoke on Fire

Smoke on Fire

Fortune Small Business, September 2009

It’s the new melting pot: A family of mixed Mexican and Iranian descent has built a thriving Arlington, Tex.-based business selling hookahs made in China.

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Whatever Happened to Elektro?

Whatever Happened to Elektro?

DiscoverMagazine.com, January 7, 2009

After creating a sensation at the ’39 World’s Fair, this pioneering robot entered into a long decline.

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New 49’ers seek California gold

New 49’ers seek California gold

Fortune Small Business, November 2008

Yes, even in the 21st Century, people are still panning for gold. I traveled to California to try my hand at this old-fashioned art.

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Rocket Town U.S.A.

Rocket Town U.S.A.

Fortune Small Business, September 2008

Tiny Mojave, California, is fast becoming the center for America’s commercial space industry. This article profiles some of the town’s rocket pioneers.

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Get Customers to Sell for You

Get Customers to Sell for You

Fortune Small Business, June 2008

The entrepreneurs featured in this cover story swear by Net Promoter Score as a way of measuring customer referrals. But the controversial metric has plenty of detractors.

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