I have a pseudo obsession with rocks and hills. Not as much their geology, but rather I am fixated on rise, elevation, terrain, and the promised vista once you summit. The interplay between the human body’s abilities and the trail’s unique features fascinates me.
I find myself abstracting this passion in my work life. Five years ago, during a recruiting lunch, as I was selling my now dear friend and content junkie, David Patton, on a groundbreaking role as editor-in-chief of Waggener Edstrom, I described myself as a person who relished pushing big rocks up big hills. Without missing a beat, he asked if I knew I was a masochist. I knew he had the job right then and there.Continue Reading