David Ferrell

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

Impact Investing for the Rest of Us
Finance

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.
5 Winning Baseball Books
Entrepreneurs

5 Winning Baseball Books

Book buzz: The must-reads of 2012 include "The Art of Fielding" and "Damn Yankees."
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.
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.
From Chicago CEO to 'Trop Rock' in Key West
Entrepreneurs

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.
Toothpaste Magnate Finds an Eco-Friendly Encore
Entrepreneurs

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.
Test-Driving Your Dream Job
Starting a Business

Test-Driving Your Dream Job

Oregon entrepreneur helps would-be entrepreneurs take their ideas for a spin before sealing the deal.
Rolling Stones Rocker Turns Eco Entrepreneur
Growth Strategies

Rolling Stones Rocker Turns Eco Entrepreneur

Inspired by his passion for the environment, keyboardist Chuck Leavell launches a global news network.