La Colombe Sees Coffee Revolution

Enjoyed interviewing La Colombe Coffee Roasters CEO Todd Carmichael recently for my first Forbes story, published Sept. 25. The company’s canned Draft Latte became the fastest-growing ready-to-drink coffee product within months of its national rollout.


San Antonio Community Banking

Independent Banker magazine recently published my profile of San Antonio and its community banks. The Independent Community Bankers of America will be holding their convention there next month. I learn something new with almost every story!

Chat Bots for Recruiting

Imagine applying for a job and having your initial interview by text – with a chat bot. It might sound impersonal, but wouldn’t it be better than sending your resume into the abyss, never to hear whether it got to the right person, much less why it did or didn’t look good to the employer?

Bots, automated interviewers, are starting to help employers “talk” to job applicants, sort through applications to find the most suitable candidates, and provide job hopefuls with guidance, answers and feedback. Here’s my SHRM Online story on the emerging technology.

Entrepreneurs and Depression

Entrepreneurs often work in isolation, which can exacerbate any depression they may experience. And depression, in turn, can make it harder for entrepreneurs to run their businesses. Here’s an article I recently wrote on the topic for Weebly. In it, entrepreneurs share their experiences and advice for handling depression. – DWB

Debt, Marriage, Weight & Clutter

Catching up with some stories from the past few months, I’d like to note these two personal finance pieces I wrote for

The first explores what to do if you’re engaged to marry someone with a lot of debt. The second looks at the connections between debt, weight and clutter.

Interesting insight from experts in both pieces.