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My Band of Brothers Extended Reading and Viewing List

Band of Brothers

Written By: Jon Finkel If you haven’t read Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose make it the next book on your list. I could write 2,000 words on why it belongs in the pantheon of books on men, war, US history, history in general, leadership, friendship, and on and on… But I won’t. Honestly, the back cover description of the book itself still gives …

A Quick Trip to Writer Geek Heaven with Esquire Legend Cal Fussman

Cal Fussman

Written By: Jon Finkel I’ve been reading Esquire Magazine for as long as I’ve been old enough to buy my own magazines. My favorite page in the entire publication, month after month, is the ‘What I’ve Learned’ interview by Cal Fussman. If you aren’t familiar, the questions are hidden and it’s written in a sort of stream-of-consciousness style, with the subject (often the biggest names …

Jocks In Chief Passes Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Magnum Opus

Ahead of Arnold

Written By: Jon Finkel Just wanted to write a quick ‘thank you’ to everyone who has bought Jocks In Chief so far. The book is doing extremely well and I couldn’t be prouder. It has been featured in the New York Post and lead to my live guest appearance on CBS This Morning last week that was seen by three million people. It’s truly been an incredible ride…and …

How Schools Wage War on Achievement

afraid of celebrating

Written By: Jon Finkel And the war on achievement continues… According to some school officials in Plano, Texas, honoring students in the National Honor Society is no longer an acceptable practice. Why? Because it could, possibly, maybe, make kids not in the honor society feel bad. Next up, we’re not going to give out gold, silver and bronze medals at the Olympics because the 4th …