Magazine Journalism

I have written over 3,000 articles published by dozens of business magazines, newspapers, and trade publications around the world. These days, my magazine work appears in Chief ExecutiveRep (a magazine primarily for financial advisors), and Human Resource Executive.

Click on the links to read my most recent feature articles, profiles, and columns.

  1. Launching Startup Kids 
  2. What is Marketplace Lending?
  3. Want Better Performance? Say You’re Sorry
  4. What Causes CEO Failure?
  5. How to Get the Most from Your CMO
  6. Where Are the Women?


Feature Articles

  1. Ten Best Business Books of 2016 for Financial Advisors 
  2. Learning from Failure: Fear of Failure is Worse than Failure Itself
  3. An Advisor’s Guide to Peer to Peer Investing
  4. Seven Lessons Advisors Can Learn From Startups  
  5. The REP’s Guide to Ethical Wills 
  6. The Best Business Books of 2014


  1. Intergenerational Wealth Transfer 
  2. Ten Critical Differences Between the Democratic and Republican Tax Plans 

The Puzzler

Every other month, I present a brainteaser of the type that some companies occasionally use in the employee interviewing process. One reader with the correct solution is selected champion and receives a signed copy of my book, How to Ace the Brainteaser Job Interview.  Here are the latest Puzzlers in this series.

  1. Puzzler #50 November 2016 The Ultimate Logic Puzzler
  2. Puzzler #49 August 2015 If-Then
  3. Puzzler #48 June 2015 Hidden Countries
  4. Puzzler #47 April 2015 Pulley Puzzle
  5. Puzzler #46 How Smart Are You About Annuities? 
  6. Puzzler #45 Smart Are You About REITs? 

If I Knew Then . . . What I Know Now

An ongoing feature in which seasoned financial advisors answer a single question: what’s one piece of advice you wish you could offer the younger version of yourself just starting out in the financial services industry?

  1. Eric S. Davis and Michael Greco
  2. Dennis Clark and Philip Hildebrandt

Wealth Management Index 

An ongoing feature in which I present statistics and factoids selected to help financial advisors make more informed and nuanced decisions.  The statistics are often focused on a single theme.

  1. Retirement and Credit 
  2. Retirement Then and Now
  3. Financial Literacy
  4. The Millennial Mindset
  5. Love and Marriage

Human Resource Executive

For HRE, I contribute feature articles and the “By The Numbers” column, an ongoing feature which offers a snapshot collection of illuminating factoids from the worlds of careers, commerce, and culture of interest to HR professionals.

  1. CHRO Succession at the Crossroads
  2. When It’s the Candidate’s Turn to Ask

By the Numbers: Factoids from the Workplace and Beyond

  1.  By the Numbers