The publication date for READY, FIRE, AIM! AN IMMIGRANT’S TALES OF ENTREPRENEURIAL TERROR, has been moved up to June 1, 2017! Soon, it will be possible to pre-order the book from Amazon–please stay tuned for the announcement. Thanks for your interest and following!!

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Three years ago, when we added a vacation in the tropics to our usual ski holidays, we found ourselves on the island of St. Kitts. I had never in my professional life taken a vacation of more than ten days, so my wife Sue and I wondered how I would handle two full weeks. I behaved…

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The movie, HIDDEN FIGURES, has received a lot more hype than the book upon which it is based. I have not seen the film, but my understanding is that it depicts the lives of only three of the many important characters in the book and that (surprise!) some of the story is fictionalized (Hollywoodized?). Margot…

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My publisher–the WriteLife imprint of BQB Publishing–has announced the release dates of twelve books for 2017. Needless to say, I’m particularly looking forward to June 27. Here is the schedule: Spring/Summer Over 50 and Motivated by Brian Howard – April 18, 2017 The Motivated Job Search Workbook by Brian Howard – April 18, 2017 Be…

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Here is an early look at the cover of my upcoming business autobiography, READY, FIRE, AIM! AN IMMIGRANT’S TALES OF ENTREPRENEURIAL TERROR Publication date : June 27, 2017.     More details coming soon!  

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My friend, Hank Parker, is the author of CONTAINMENT, a thriller which will be released by Simon & Schuster on January 10, 2017. You can pre-order the book now from Amazon. As a member of a writers’ group a few years back, I had a chance to read some early drafts of the book. Hank is…

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Although it was released some twenty years ago, I was not familiar with the book, RESISTANCE OF THE HEART: INTERMARRIAGE AND THE ROSENSTRASSE PROTEST IN NAZI GEMANY by Nathan Stoltzfus, until a friend–a fellow “hidden child” of the Holocaust–loaned it to me. Moreover, I had not heard the amazing story of the only successful protest…

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Today is the anniversary of Kristallnacht–the night of broken glass. On November 9-10, 1938, a wave of violence against the Jews of Germany and Czechoslovakia took place. It was only the beginning of what became the Final Solution. Its observance makes today a doubly sad day for those of us who are mourning the election of…

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I just finished reading a wonderful biography by Richard Askwith, TODAY WE DIE A LITTLE: THE INIMITABLE EMIL ZATOPEK, THE GREATEST OLYMPIC RUNNER OF ALL TIME. To most people today, it may be news when the author, as well as track historians, declare Emil Zatopek the greatest runner of all time. This is something every Czech…

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Like most people, I’ve spent countless hours watching the Olympics from Rio, admiring the fabulous athletes competing in their respective sports. As much as I applaud these swimmers, gymnasts, soccer players, runners, rowers, sailors, and others, there’s another group of athletes of whom I’m in absolute awe. They will be in Rio in early September–following…

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