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Patrick J. Kiger

SecondAct contributor Patrick J. Kiger has written for publications ranging from GQ

to the Los Angeles Times Magazine

and is the co-author of two books, Poplorica: A Popular History of the Fads, Mavericks, Inventions and Lore that Shaped Modern America

and Oops: 20 Life Lessons From the Fiascoes That Shaped America.

7 Recent Stories

Art Entrepreneur Wins $100,000 Pittsburgh Prize

Art Entrepreneur Wins $100,000 Pittsburgh Prize

Artist Tess Lojacono talks about winning the "Experienced Dreamers" contest designed to lure middle-aged entrepreneurs to Pittsburgh.
May 13, 2012 in Profiles
Reinvention 101: 5 Lessons From Robert Downey, Jr.

Reinvention 101: 5 Lessons From Robert Downey, Jr.

The 'Avengers' star is a great case study for anyone launching a new venture or attempting a midlife comeback.
May 12, 2012 in Profiles
Want to Simplify Life? Dare to Think Tiny

Want to Simplify Life? Dare to Think Tiny

Tumbleweed Tiny House Co. founder Jay Shafer is an evangelist for the updated small-is-beautiful movement.
March 11, 2012 in Lifestyle
Tech Tips for Road Warriors

Tech Tips for Road Warriors

If you're considering chucking the file cabinet and taking your office on the road, here are a few tools that will make your working wanderlust more manageable.
March 5, 2012 in Business Travel
Hitting the Road and Taking the Business with You

Hitting the Road and Taking the Business with You

Last year Fran Reisner sold her home and took her photography business and her life on the road. Here's how she did it -- and how she's adapting.
February 19, 2012 in Business Ideas
What Cars Are Boomers Buying?

What Cars Are Boomers Buying?

Forget oversized SUVs. The bestselling 2011 cars reflect an increasingly practical streak among middle-aged consumers.
November 11, 2011 in Automotive
Inventor Finds True Passion in Toys

Inventor Finds True Passion in Toys

For Mary Doherty Ellroy, there's no business like the toy business.
March 25, 2011 in Inventing