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
Radicals & Visionaries

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
Radicals & Visionaries

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.