Posts Tagged ‘Blue Magic’

Building A Corporate History Library

Friday, July 6th, 2012

A corporate history is only as good as the resources that inform it. A corporate history library, in turn, is only as good as the books that populate it.

A corporate historian may want to consider the triad approach, consisting of primary books, secondary books, and tertiary books.

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Building An Author Platform? Always Go For the Porsche!

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

“We got the Porsche! We got the Porsche!”

I heard these words of celebration ringing on a spring night in 1986.

I was not quite 19 years old, a somewhat shy pledge at Tau Epsilon Phi, Tau Beta chapter at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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ABCs of Author Platform = Always Be Conferencing (Part 1 of 2)

Friday, June 29th, 2012

A year ago, I had an idea for a book about the Brooklyn Dodgers.  The book is currently titled Blue Magic: The Brooklyn Dodgers, Ebbets Field, and the Battle for Baseball’s Soul.

Write a book proposal? Check.

Get a literary agent? Check.

Research the Brooklyn Dodgers topic and begin drafting the book? Double check.

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What If Lou Gehrig Faced Tom Seaver? Strat-O-Matic Baseball Has the Answer…Sort Of

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Yesterday, I played my first game of Strat-O-Matic Baseball since the days when Sergeant Phil Esterhaus urged the denizens of Hill Street Station to be careful out there, President Ronald Reagan encouraged the nation to stay the course for the economic recovery, and Olivia Newton-John inspired us to get physical.

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An Author’s Journey to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Cooperstown, New York has a quaintness that makes Mayberry, North Carolina look like a metropolis.

Last week, I visited Cooperstown for the second time this year. That is to say, the second time ever.

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