The Amazing 14-year-old Cole Summers (aka Kevin Cooper)

A friend recently sent me this story about a 14-year-old young man from Beryl, Utah who as an author and on social media used the pseudonym of Cole Summers. His real name was Kevin Cooper. Please do yourself a favor and read this introduction as well as Kevin Cooper’s...

Axiom Business Book Awards – Newsweek memoir

My grandfather, Thomas J. C. Martyn, has won the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards bronze medal for his memoir of how he founded Newsweek magazine – Inside the Founding of Newsweek: How a Hot-Tempered, One-Legged R.A.F. Pilot Launched an American Media Giant. The...

Celebrate with me!

I don’t usually write about my own business, but this is a special occasion. My business, Authentic Alternatives, Inc., is 10 years old this month and I am still in business. To me this is reason to celebrate, not only because I love my clients and love what I...

Topeka & Google – A Truly American Quality

Times are still tough in the U.S.A., not to mention the rest of the world. But one thing is sure, we are holding fast to one of the truly American qualities I treasure the most – our sense of humor. Yes, it’s April Fool’s Day and I got suckered by...

Birth of an Entrepreneur

It’s a little known fact that I was once the founder & CEO of a business conglomerate. It had nine divisions. See one of my original marketing pieces here: I was 11 years old and the name, A.I.C. & M., Inc., (pronounced “ace and em” was derived...

Living On The Wire

You may heard of Karl Wallenda, the founder of The Flying Wallendas, an internationally known daredevil circus act, famous for performing amazing stunts. I recently came across a quote from Karl who said, “Life is being on the wire; everything else is just...