NEW YORK -- Before Bob Bowman explains why he took the top job at Major League Baseball's new-media arm, the sound of a toilet flushing seeps through the cinder-block wall in his tiny office.
It's a long way from corporate behemoth ITT, where Mr. Bowman served as president -- and even enjoyed a private bathroom -- until the company's 1998 acquisition by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
Imagine being a best-selling novelist for more than a quarter of a century. Then, at age 65, you’re handed one of your earliest undertakings as a writer — that scourge of high-school seniors, the college essay.
How did Scott Turow react?
“It was the first time I thought I actually deserved to have gotten in,” recalls Turow.
In 2019, the idea that a worker could leave a major city where his or her job existed, decamp to a bucolic spot and still be able to be employed in the same role was almost laughable. Not only did companies rarely allow such a move, believing in-office interaction was crucial to success; often they were not technologically equipped to support it.
But once the pandemic hit the United States in 2020, the whole concept of working in an office was upended.
As the kickoff to the season approaches, they pick out their running lanes. Having researched the competitors and concocted their strategies, they go over their plan of attack one more time. Unflinching in their desire to be first, they are willing to be bloodied to get what they want.
Players during National Football League games on Thanksgiving Day? Far from it. Rather, they’re shoppers on Black Friday.
This excerpt was adapted from Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final by David A.F. Sweet by permission of the University of Nebraska Press. © 2019 by David A.F. Sweet. Available wherever books are sold or from the Univ. of Nebraska Press.
If anyone had told a knowledgeable basketball coach at the 1968 games that Doug Collins would be the most memorable name to come out of the next Olympics, the coach would have laughed or, perhaps, looked perplexed—or even as...
In front of Northwestern University professor Tim Calkins sit two dozen students, armed with three-ring binders and surrounded by bottled waters. Calkins eyes the class and asks them to describe a negative brand. The answers come quickly.
Moments after the New York Jets tapped Kyle Brady as their first-round draft pick in 1995, National Football League commissioner Paul Tagliabue logged onto the league's just-launched Web site to answer fans' questions. Zipping through cyberspace came NFL.com's first query:
"Why do the Jets suck?"
Less than a year since Merrill Lynch made its first foray into online trading, analysts and investors are split as to whether the venerable firm has truly embraced the Web.
Technology Trailblazer - Northwestern Mutual was the first company in the United States to own a large-scale computer
Equipment for the IBM 705 mainframe computer that appeared at 720 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee was greeted by men in fedoras and women in overcoats. Large segments were unloaded and rolled into a reconstructed second-floor room, where IBM custom engineers began the process of assembling the Electronic Brain.
By David A. F. Sweet
When Jim Campbell joined a Zoom call with Netflix true-crime director Joe Berlinger and his development team, the Lake Forest native who wrote Madoff Talks about the world’s biggest Ponzi scheme was expecting little interest in his book.
As spring officially arrives this week, Brendan Nicholas, who works at AbleForce, a staffing and placement firm in San Diego, will once again be chained to his computer. But it won’t be all drudgery Thursday and Friday – he’ll be checking scores and streaming video of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.