Author: Bob McCullough

Bob McCullough is an experienced author, journalist and freelance writer. As a journalist he's worked for the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, the LA Times, and Publishers Weekly.

Few cultures are more fascinating than corporate cultures. People will spend most of their lives working for multiple companies, and their interactions in various corporate environments will end up defining many aspects of their lives. Laura Whaley knows that as well as anyone, and she’s been able to turn her chats about those interactions into a uniquely funny and visible platform. The 27-year old Canadian has racked up over a million followers in the last couple of years, posting chats about the vagaries of corporate communication while working from home as an IT consultant. It’s an unusual sideline for sure,…

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There are many ways to get rich in life, but most don’t involve causing endless hours of frustration for millions of people. But that’s the route Erno Rubik took, and it’s worked out quite well for him. If you recognize the last name, it’s because Rubik is the inventor of the infamous Rubik’s Cube. The handy little 3D box puzzle in a box that also doubles as something of a spatial IQ test. The lean, angular Hungarian inventor has certainly led an interesting life, so let’s trace his path and see if we can figure out how the cube happened…

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If you’ve ever seen one of those articles that focus on the looks of gorgeous female golfers, you’ve likely run into photos of Paige Spiranac. She was just named “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Maxim, so those photos have been hard to avoid lately. The sporty blonde is one of the most photogenic golfers ever to hit the links, if “photogenic” is the right word for it, and it’s not exactly surprising that she’s almost certainly the most popular golfer on social media, even though it’s been a while since she played a round professionally. Given her looks, it was only…

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The post-crash Bitcoin landscape is a bit of a wasteland right now, and it has also cast a rather bright, glaring spotlight at some of the most staunch cryptocurrency advocates now that they’ve suffered a serious setback. Nic Carter is one. His list of accomplishments related to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency is impressive. Carter is the founder of both Coin Metrics and Castle Island Ventures, and his belief in Bitcoin has made him a wealthy man. He’s had a fascinating journey, especially in light of recent events, so let’s trace his path to get some clues about where Nic Carter might…

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If you believe what’s currently being written in the mainstream media, we have now entered what they’re calling “crypto winter.” Depending on the source and the specific perspective, this may be a market reset, a death knell or an out-and-out post mortem. Don’t try to sell that take on cryptocurrency to Adam Back, though. He’s the inventor of Hashcash, a proof-of-work system that’s used for Bitcoin mining, and depending on who you choose to believe, he may or may not be the actual founder of Bitcoin. His take on Bitcoin is especially important given that he’s a leading voice in…

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When it comes to buying or investing in businesses that will provide ongoing income, there are plenty of flashy advisors working glamorous hustles. It’s easy to fall for the hype, but in many instances these “opportunities” are full of hidden bear traps. Codie Sanchez takes a different approach. She’s made her name – and the fortune that now goes with it – recommending unglamorous businesses like trailer parks, laundromats, etc., which makes her one of the most unique voices in the entrepreneurial investment world. Her story is the key to understanding how she became so unique, so let’s trace her…

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As most political observers know, Bernie Sanders has made his rep by being a man of the people. The Democratic senator from Vermont has long been an advocate of social justice and racial equality. He’s also argued against tax breaks for both rich individuals and corporations. As many have pointed out, though, Sanders’ own bank account and real estate holdings tell a different story. He’s definitely a one-percenter, so let’s take a dive into the discrepancies between his beliefs and his bottom line. Early Days A Brooklyn native who was born in 1941, Sanders comes from a working class background.…

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Ask any comedian or comedy writer about the path to fame and fortune, and they’ll probably tell you it’s a long and winding road that comes with plenty of hard work plus a few lucky breaks. Oh, and don’t quit your day job, just in case you were thinking about doing that. For Joe Mele, TikTok has been the vehicle to comedic fame. He’s become a star for his family-related skits, and Mele has definitely tapped into the power of viral videos, which have given him a huge following of over 13.8 million and a net worth of $500,000. So…

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For women, building a media career based largely on presenting political opinions can be a treacherous endeavor. The political world has become something of a minefield, after all, and in our current divisive climate, opinions are often interpreted in all kinds of distasteful ways. Ana Kasparian, though, has negotiated that minefield with poise and intelligence. Using the likes of Barbara Walters as her inspiration, she’s gained a reputation as a tough and smart progressive commentator, and her achievements to date have been impressive. Given all that, let’s take a closer look at her journey and the things in her background…

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Most people live singular lives, albeit with at least a couple of unusual twists and turns. Mehmet Oz, on the other hand, seems to have been designed to live several different lives, with his latest incarnation being the most controversial by far. He’s been an accomplished surgeon and a television personality, and he has a chance to make it to Congress as one of Pennsylvania’s two senators. In many ways those are three different lives, so let’s trace Oz’s timeline and see how all this happened. Early Life Mehmet Oz’s parents grew up in Turkey and emigrated to America, and…

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