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David Ferrell

SecondAct contributor David Ferrell is a former Los Angeles Times staff writer and the author of Screwball, a comic baseball novel.

8 Recent Stories

Impact Investing for the Rest of Us

Impact Investing for the Rest of Us

You don't have to be Bill Gates to make a difference as a social entrepreneur. Here's how Ron Cordes is using the financial empire he built to help others.
May 6, 2012 in Money
5 Winning Baseball Books

5 Winning Baseball Books

Book buzz: The must-reads of 2012 include "The Art of Fielding" and "Damn Yankees."
April 19, 2012 in Lifestyle
Taking a Gap Year? Go Global

Taking a Gap Year? Go Global

These burned-out professionals decided to use career breaks to tour -- and work -- the world.
April 8, 2012 in Business Ideas
What's a Gap Year and Why Might You Need One?

What's a Gap Year and Why Might You Need One?

More midlifers are reinventing themselves through self-authorized career breaks and reaping the restorative benefits of time off.
April 7, 2012 in Business Ideas
From Chicago CEO to 'Trop Rock' in Key West

From Chicago CEO to 'Trop Rock' in Key West

This former CEO donated his suits to the Salvation Army and now dons Hawaiian shirts to sing and host a TV show.
January 15, 2012 in The 'Treps
Toothpaste Magnate Finds an Eco-Friendly Encore

Toothpaste Magnate Finds an Eco-Friendly Encore

Tom Chappell launches a sustainable wool comfortwear business with the same social conscience as his Tom's of Maine.
March 11, 2011 in Lifestyle
Test-Driving Your Dream Job

Test-Driving Your Dream Job

Oregon entrepreneur helps would-be entrepreneurs take their ideas for a spin before sealing the deal.
November 15, 2010 in Starting a Business
Rolling Stones Rocker Turns Eco Entrepreneur

Rolling Stones Rocker Turns Eco Entrepreneur

Inspired by his passion for the environment, keyboardist Chuck Leavell launches a global news network.
June 8, 2010 in Lifestyle

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