Mary Matalin and James Carville: the business of love, hate, marriage and politics

2016-12-09T00:25:44-04:00

Mary Matalin and James Carville, the business of love, hate, marriage and politics By Randall Kenneth Jones Originally published in the Naples Daily News I recently took a vacation from my normal editorial crusade for real human contact and posted a question on Facebook—one I frequently ask in person, too. Yes, Facebook: the technological tool that

10 Minutes with Peggy Post

2016-12-09T00:25:44-04:00

Peggy Post has done her fair share of “opening” and “closing” lately. True, the concept of “closure” has received a lot of attention over the years. Just as a period or an exclamation point ends a sentence, closure marks the literal or emotional conclusion to a series of events. Closure has also highlighted the last

Business Class: Mitchell Gold’s ongoing fight to end discomfort Copy

2016-12-09T00:25:44-04:00

Mitchell Gold's ongoing fight to end discomfort By Randall Kenneth Jones Originally published in the Naples Daily News Mitchell Gold, co-founder and “chair-man” of home furnishings company Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (MG + BW), wants to make people comfortable—in every sense of the word. comfortable [kuhm-fer-tuh-buhl]  adjective Providing physical comfort: a comfortable chair. Free from stress or anxiety: comfortable

Business Class: Randy Antik’s Labor of Love

2016-12-09T00:25:45-04:00

Business Class: Randy Antik's Labor of Love By Randall Kenneth Jones Originally published in the Naples Daily News Friday, February 14, 2014 Long before sports columnist Mitch Albom celebrated some very special Tuesdays with a sociology professor named Morrie, Randy Antik was enjoying monthly lunches with a lifelong mentor—a prominent Dallas businessman named Stanley. Randy’s first

Business Class: I’ll take “Jeopardy!” Champions for $200, Alex

2016-12-09T00:25:49-04:00

I'll take "Jeopardy!" Champions for $200, Alex By Randall Kenneth Jones Originally published in the Naples Daily News The answer is: The all-time, top-earning undefeated “Jeopardy!” champion whose total career winnings exceed $4.3 million. For those who have become “Jeopardy!” game-show aficionados during its extraordinary 50-year run, the answer (quite literally, “in question”) is easy: Who is

Business Class: Candice Olson — modern woman, traditional values

2016-12-09T00:25:45-04:00

Business Class: Candice Olson -- modern woman, traditional values By Randall Kenneth Jones Originally published in the Naples Daily News Monday, March 3, 2014 Candice Olson is late for our interview. After a day jammed with air travel, meet & greets, and presentations, there’s been an accident on I-75 South. Finally, as Olson’s elegant, statuesque

Business Class: Erin Brockovich — “We the People” still have the power

2016-12-09T00:25:45-04:00

Erin Brockovich: "We the People" still have the power By Randall Kenneth Jones Originally published in the Naples Daily News When statesman Gouverneur Morris penned “We the People” for the preamble of the U.S. Constitution, he helped to define the United States as a single entity—created by and for a group of individuals. Renowned consumer advocate

Jason Odell Williams — Playwright, Novelist, Producer, Renaissance Man

2016-12-09T00:25:50-04:00

Business Class: Stand out in the crowd By Randall Kenneth Jones Originally published in the Naples Daily News Friday, July 28, 2013 In theory, the right side of the brain is best at expressive and creative tasks while the left-side is considered to be responsible for logic, language and analytical thinking. However, these days, if

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