SecondAct contributor David Ferrell is a former Los Angeles Times staff writer and the author of Screwball, a comic baseball novel.
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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.
Book buzz: The must-reads of 2012 include "The Art of Fielding" and "Damn Yankees."
These burned-out professionals decided to use career breaks to tour -- and work -- the world.
More midlifers are reinventing themselves through self-authorized career breaks and reaping the restorative benefits of time off.
This former CEO donated his suits to the Salvation Army and now dons Hawaiian shirts to sing and host a TV show.
Tom Chappell launches a sustainable wool comfortwear business with the same social conscience as his Tom's of Maine.
Starting a Business
Oregon entrepreneur helps would-be entrepreneurs take their ideas for a spin before sealing the deal.
Inspired by his passion for the environment, keyboardist Chuck Leavell launches a global news network.