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
Money

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
Lifestyle

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
Business Ideas

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?
Business Ideas

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
The 'Treps

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
Lifestyle

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
Lifestyle

Rolling Stones Rocker Turns Eco Entrepreneur

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