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Greed and consequences: what Hollywood missed

Last month, I wrote about the film “The Wolf of Wall Street” on my Forbes blog. I expanded on that piece for an op/ed that the Houston Chronicle ran over the weekend: The Oscar buzz this year is dominated by … Continue reading

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The Wealthiest Texans list

The latest issue of Texas Monthly has its annual list of wealthiest Texans.¬†Many of the subjects of these sorts of lists hate them. They would prefer to be known for their achievements, their success or their charity rather than simply … Continue reading

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Michael Dell prevails in takeover fight — now what?

Here’s my update for Texas Monthly on the takeover battle for Dell Inc., which was finally put to a shareholder vote and approved last week. Now that the seven-month battle is behind him, Michael Dell must implement the big changes … Continue reading

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`Dell and Back:’ My Texas Monthly debut

A few weeks ago, the editors at Texas Monthly asked me to write a piece about the buyout battle being waged for Dell Inc. I covered Dell in the 1990s and early 2000s, and I jumped at the chance. The … Continue reading

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Writing on platforms old and new

Things have been a little quiet on this blog for the past week or so, in part because I’m getting a handle on juggling different writing assignments on many different platforms. In case you missed it, I recently started blogging … Continue reading

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The Sinking of the Bounty

I spent much of the Memorial Day weekend catching up on periodicals, and one in particular is worth noting. Matthew Shaer’s piece for the Atavist on The Sinking on the Bounty¬†is both a griping read and a great example of … Continue reading

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