Journalist and author. The Golden Passport (Apr 2017), The Firm (Sep 2013) & Last Man Standing (2009).

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Biography

I'm a freelance journalist and author. I write mainly about business and finance, but will write about anything if the spirit moves, including music, politics, and otherwise. I currently write a twice-monthly column for The New York Observer and am a contributing editor at Fortune. I also write f...

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@duffmcdonald — 1,986 followers, 960 tweets

May 26, 2017

Canada's @globeandmail has some very nice things to say about The Golden Passport:  https://tinyurl.com/y9uofocd 

May 26, 2017

I gave a long interview on the subject of @HarvardHBS to the provocatively titled program This is Hell last week:  https://soundcloud.com/this-is-hell/953duffmcdonald 

May 26, 2017

RT @ToThePoint_KCRW: The oldest, most influential #MBA program increases income inequality while handing grads a golden passport:…

May 25, 2017

In which case, you have: (Employee income + Capital Income) = (Revenue - Cost of Materials) -- they are both things of value https://t.co/BxBK27KMSw

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What was your first job as a journalist?

A reporter at Derivative's Week.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes!

How is social media changing news?

It spreads it faster. But it's also brain-numbingly repetitive. How many did we really need to tweet about Whitney Houston's death?

Awards

National Magazine Award

2004 - Business writing
I won the 2004 Canadian National Magazine Award for business writing in a magazine, for The Black Watch in National Post Business.

National Magazine Award

2004 - Investigative Reporting
I won the Silver Canadian National Magazine Award in 2004 for Investigative Reporting, for The Black Watch in National Post Business.