What makes my life interesting is what I call my shadow career. I tend to have some engaging creative project or other on the side burner – these projects give me a vehicle that adds spice to my otherwise contented life. My shadow career is where I indulge my fantasies of being an entrepreneur, writer, and fearless adventurer. In recent years, you’ll observe, I’ve been fortunate enough to have the two worlds overlap.
I have produced events on three continents, in cities such as Dublin, Madrid, Rome, Sao Paolo and Berlin.
Here is a video montage of the Private Equity Fund Forum on Spanish Real Estate:
A long time buddy asked me to help create a travel website for “sophisticated bachelors… and guys who travel like them.” Bachelor Vacations is designed to be a one-stop-shop for single guys of all ages as well as married men traveling without their families. I assembled a team of writers to research and write “top pick” descriptions for hotels, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and casinos at our 20 worldwide travel destinations.
Closing Bell at NASDAQ
As part of a sponsorship agreement for a private equity event I launched in Sao Paulo, my team got to ring the closing bell for Nasdaq in 2008.
I was the final guest introduced on the 40 year old Joe Franklin radio show. I asked Joe “What would you say is the key to a good interview?” He bounced the question to the Amazing Kreskin who answered, “You do something nobody does anymore: listen.” Read my article on it here.
Here is a photo of the crew of Across the Hudson with Carmelo Garcia, a TV show I helped produce, listening to a story from Danny Federici of the E Street Band.