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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 …

Why Alexander Hamilton Is The Best Ghostwriter Ever

hamilton ghostwriter

By: Jon Finkel  I’m reading Ron Chernow’s immense, important and incredible book, Alexander Hamilton. You won’t believe me but the book has been sitting in my virtual library to read for about five years now, long before the new play became a Broadway and cultural blockbuster. It’s a behemoth of a book and deserves every accolade it has earned. His life and his rise to …

Kevin Durant and Having an Untouchable Winning Mindset

Kevin Durant

Written by: Jon Finkel I interviewed almost all of the stars involved in the 2012 NBA Finals for a piece in Men’s Fitness about mindset and keeping your cool under pressure. Along with the other reporters, I lobbed questions at LeBron, Wade, Bosh and Durant, but none of my questions concerned the actual games. I was after the competitive mentality and how it’s controlled and harnessed. …