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December 18, 2013

Running Off the Rails: The Sale of CFR Marfa

(Originally published in the Autumn 2013 issue of Esquire magazine.) [Update: Oct. 14 –  The deal to sell CFR Marfa collapses after time runs out and […]
October 12, 2013

Lessons from Cyprus

(Originally published in the Summer 2013 issue of Esquire magazine.) It’s not easy to make bankers look good these days. We’re still not finished cleaning up […]
August 1, 2013

How Not To Interview The President

Allow me to revisit my short comment from the other day about Romania Libera’s interview with President Basescu. [Read the interview here.]  It seems that based […]
March 7, 2013

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 4)

(Originally published March 5, 2013, in Dilema Veche, here.) “I don’t know. But let me tell you.” I met my Romanian friend Remus for a drink the other […]
March 4, 2013

Little Lessons on Logos

The creation of a successful logo is a mix of skill, luck, talent, intuition, and hard work. The most important rule, of course, (for almost anything) […]
February 28, 2013

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 3)

(Originally published Feb. 22, 2013, in Dilema Veche, here.) “They can’t do that to us!” My Romanian friend Remus called me the other day. He was upset. Very, […]
February 21, 2013

The Forgotten Legacy

(Originally published Feb. 14, 2013, in Dilema Veche, here.) A long time ago, one of my best friends went to prison. He was caught doing something illegal involving […]
August 23, 2012

Wanted: A Political Strategy

(Originally published Aug. 23, 2012, in Dilema Veche, here.) Given the tone of political conversation in Romania these past several weeks, clearly there is no need anymore […]