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

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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 — 2,132 followers, 1,014 tweets

Sep 25, 2017

Teaching ethics is hard. But is it too much to ask the dean of @HarvardHBS to lead by example? 

Sep 22, 2017

It means that we are living in the United Shareholders of America. Thank you, Michael Jensen and @HarvardHBS. 

Sep 03, 2017

I think I hurt @MartinFridson's feelings. This haughty attempt to be dismissive is more sour than substantive: 

Aug 21, 2017

RT @EmpressGina1: @duffmcdonald pg 304. LOL'd 'dubious assertion' on Welch/Wetlaufer affair. Despite scandal he is always lauded. Sad 2-standard? Gd book.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

A reporter at Derivative's Week.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


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?


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.