As you might have noticed if you’re part of my Twitter, Facebook, or G+ life (which would be impressive, considering I don’t have a G+ life), I’m no longer a full-time freelancer.
In June, I joined the staff at DealBook, the financial news service within The New York Times. So far, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a lot of fun projects – everything from Wall Street interns to MMA-fighter CEOs to sonnets about donuts. As I cover Wall Street culture, I’ll continue to work on my secon
In March, ESPN The Magazine sent me to The Four’s, one of the biggest and most famous sports bars in Boston, where I was assigned to spend several days doing all the things a regular employee does – cooking wings, washing dishes, serving Bud Light to Bruins fans. The goal was to see how a big-time sports bar operates, and what kinds of hidden secrets I could pick up during a four-day immersion.
Between St. Patrick’s Day, the Hockey East tournament, and a Celtics game, it was one of th
A fun clip from New York Magazine’s new Wall Street issue: I profile Ray Dalio, a transcendental-meditating, manifesto-writing billionaire who runs Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund.
Dalio is such a fascinating character, and his approach to radical transparency reminded me of this legendary piece by my friend A.J. Jacobs about another guy, Brad Blanton, whose obsession with truth-telling has made him a lightning rod. I want to be in the room when these two meet.
Last spring, I was speaking at my friend Mark Hurst’s great GEL conference about The Unlikely Disciple. I thought it was a cool opportunity to tell my story to an audience of media/tech-centric New Yorkers who wouldn’t know much about Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, or the evangelical world in general.
So at the post-conference reception, I was surprised when another attendee came up to me, told me that he knew the world of evangelical Christianity intimately since he had grown up
As you may have guessed by now, I’ve been covering Wall Street for a few (well, two) publications recently with an eye towards finishing my next book, about young investment bankers and traders.
I’ll have more in the way of a mid-book progress report soon, but wanted to share a few of my adventures in the world of high finance so far.
New York Times DealBook
Analysts Analyze Wall Street 2: I took five analysts, each from a different bulge-bracket bank, to see (and
Just a quick update: after more than a year of waiting, The Unlikely Disciple is now out in paperback and audiobook!
Amazon and Barnes & Noble are both selling paperback copies for $10 and change (click here to order a copy), and the audiobook is available on both iTunes and Audible.com.
But here’s the really big news.
If you’re a regular visitor to this site, you probably noticed a big blue button up on the right. It’s there because I’m running a new social
Despite my extreme blogging torpor of late, it’s been a busy few months here at Roose HQ. Since graduating from college in December and moving to Brooklyn in January, a lot has happened to me: I went back to Liberty U. to watch two of my friends – both from Dorm 22 – get married. (Not to each other, mind you.) I continued to speak to colleges, churches, and book groups (still booking dates for 2010!) about my experience at Liberty. Most recently, I visited Bristol,
It took Noah a hundred years to build a wooden ark, so I don’t feel too bad about letting life – schoolwork, work-work, and not-work – take me away from this blog for a few months. But I do want to get back to tending this space regularly after I finish my final exams and officially graduate from college. (Six more weeks!)
Until then, a few noteworthy nuggets: Thanks to all who have written, commented, and tweeted about The Unlikely Disciple in the past few months. The
Tonight’s New England Cable News broadcast featured a great segment on my Liberty journey and its aftermath. It’s embedded below, or click here.
Of note in the segment: my mediocre Frisbee skills (which NECN kindly edited to remove the worst flubs), the slightly stilted but nevertheless funny cameos by my friends Jason and Jenny, and my chat with Beth Shelburne, the anchor who produced the piece, and who is a lovely interviewer and a consummate professional. Big ups to eve
Following a few weeks of relative media quiet, I was lucky enough (blessed, even) to be asked to talk about The Unlikely Disciple on NPR’s “All Things Considered” last week.
The highlight of my trip to NPR’s New York bureau was writing my name in the official NPR guestbook. I scribbled my signature, looked at the line above mine, and saw “T. Morrison” in large, loopy letters.
“Is that…?” I asked the receptionist.
“Toni Morrison?” he said. “Yeah. She w