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

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

Business Class: Tyler Mathisen — a good man is hard to ignore

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

Business Class: Tyler Mathisen -- a good man is hard to ignore By Randall Kenneth Jones Originally published in the Naples Daily News Monday, March 31, 2014 Considering Tyler Mathisen grew up just outside the nation’s capital in Arlington, Virginia, he appears to be completely untouched by the more negative connotations often associated with “politics”

Business Class: Former Broadway stage manager Paul Phillips, the man behind the curtain

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

Former Broadway stage manager Paul Phillips, the man behind the curtain By Randall Kenneth Jones Originally published in the Naples Daily News Lots of folks have great stories about their time in the trenches. For Paul Phillips, whose career path led him to the fabled bright lights of Broadway, the anecdotes come with a bit

Business Class: Voiceover icon Peter Thomas — “Think before you speak”

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

Business Class: Voiceover icon Peter Thomas -- "Think before you speak" By Randall Kenneth Jones Originally published in the Naples Daily News Monday, March 17, 2014 We often hear that a person who has enjoyed a long and prolific career has “seen it all.” For voiceover icon Peter Thomas, a more appropriate observation could be:

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