Scott Smith, Freelance Business Journalist

Member, American Society of Journalists and Authors (and six-time conference panelist) Winner of 1993 Florida magazine award
Freelance articles/interviews published through 2013: 1,004
Articles published as editorial staff member: 252
Number of publications/sites in which work has appeared: 173
BUSINESS/FINANCIAL TOPICS American Business Woman–profiles Meg Whitman/eBay and Marilyn Carlson Nelson/Carlson Companies, Premiere Issue 05 American Way (American Airlines)--QAs: Scott McNealy/Sun Microsystems 12/15/01; Meg Whitman/eBay 4/15/02; Larry Ellison/Oracle 5/1/02; Jeff Bleustein/Harley-Davidson 6/15/02; Fujio Mitarai/Canon 9/1/02; Joe Forehand/Accenture 2/1/03; Sumner Redstone/Viacom 4/15/05 Angeleno–William O'Neil/Investor's Business Daily and year-end tax tips 12/01; year-end tax tips 12/02; investing in entertainment stocks 2/05 BizSanDiego—The business climate for technology companies 1/07; profile of V-Enable 2/07 Business Advisor–QA Harry Beckwith (What Clients Love) 8-10/03 California CEO–2001: profile George Zimmer/Men's Wearhouse 8; profiles Chip Conley/Joie de Vivre and Autobytel 9; profiles William O'Neil/Investor's Business Daily, Halloween Club, and Scott McNealy/Sun Microsystems, and QA Andrew Finlayson (Questions That Work) 10; profiles Rob Ryan (Entrepreneur America), InVision Technologies, and Joe and Gavin Maloof/Sacramento Kings, and QA Mark David (Coaching Illustrated) 12 2002: profiles Connie Stevens/Forever Spring, Polycom, QA Harry Dent, and book reviews 1; Drew Goodman/Natural Selection Foods, Bernardus Lodge, 99 Cents Only, QAs Charles O'Reilly (Hidden Value), and book reviews 2; profiles Larry Ellison/Oracle, Claremont Rug, QA Brian Tracy, and book reviews 3; profiles Meg Whitman/eBay, Ceradyne, Income Builders International, and Economic Outlook 4; profile Designed to Move, QAs Martin Gagen/3i and Gregg Crawford/BayGroup International 5; profiles Southland Industries and Dan Rubin, QA Rosabeth Kanter, and book reviews 6; profiles Marc Holland/SkyRadio and Bill Guy/Cornerstone, QA Jim Collins (Good to Great) 7; USC and business, QA Steve Sample (The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership), profile Computer Access Center, and book reviews 9; profile Carl Pascarella/Visa USA, QA Peter Meyer (Creating and Dominating New Markets), and book reviews 10; profile Mnemonic Computer Solutions and QA Marilyn Carlson Nelson 11; QA John Gray (Mars and Venus in the Workplace) 12 2003:  profile Rocky's Pawn Shop and article on historic collectibles 2 2004: QA Harold Burson/Burson-Marsteller, Spring; QA Shoshana Zuboff (The Support Economy), Fall 2005: profile Sumner Redstone/Viacom, QA Sharon Jordan-Evans (Love Em or Lose Em) Q1; QA Patrick Barwise and Sean Meehan/Simply Better Q3 ;profile Northrop, profile Modtech CEO, article on Superteaching technology, QA Ian Mitroff/Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger from a Crisis 12-05/1-06 2006: profile Skyreach 2,3; QA Justin Menkes/Executive Intelligence, healthcare start-ups 5,6; QA Vince Kasten/Get It Done! Q4 Californiaceo.com--2007: Racecars to Train or Business Skills 12/07 Century City Chronicle—profile of computer consultant Dave Einstein 9/99 Chief Executive—profile Lee Raymond/ExxonMobil 10/02 Continental—profile Tom Kelly/JP Morgan Chase 8/05; profile Marilyn Carlson Nelson/Carlson Companies 9/06 Corporategifts.com--Starbucks 6/00; Meg Whitman/eBay 8/00; Microsoft 8/00; QA Harvey Mackay 10/00; book review column June-Sept. 00 Costco Connection--profiles Bob Nelson (Consulting for Dummies) 3/03; Gary Erickson/Clif Bar 7/04
CSQ: C-Suite Quarterly—assigned profiles Richard Edelman/Edelman PR, Sumner Redstone/Viacom, Stan Lee/Marvel, Stephen Hawking; critique of “Breaking Bad.” Emerging Business--profiles Wheel Fun Rentals and Craig Nabat/Ambitious Ideas Summer 01 Entrepreneur--QAs: Howard Schultz/Starbucks 5/98; investment advisor David Stewart 6/98; Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan 11/98; Chris Meyer and Stan Davis (Blur) 12/98; trade expert Rosabeth Kanter 1/99; Alvin and Heidi Toffler 3/99, Michael Dell 4/99, Harry Dent (The Roaring 2000s) 6/99; Robert L. Johnson/BET 8/99; psychologist Lois Frankel 9/99; Seth Godin/Yahoo! 10/99; Charles Fine (Clockspeed) 11/99; economist Ed Yardeni/Deutsche Bank 12/99; Gov. Jesse Ventura 1/00; James Dunnigan (The Way of the Warrior) 2/00; Carol Orsborn (Inner Excellence) 4/00; Katherine Legatos/ingredients.com 5/00; Scott McNealy/Sun Microsystems 8/00; William O'Neil/Investor's Business Daily 10/00; Paco Underhill (Why We Buy) 12/01 Entrepreneur "Pulse" col. QAs Bill Gates 12/99; Ken Blanchard 3/00 Entrepreneur "Hot Seat" col. QAs John Peterman 4/00; Robert Pater (Leading from Within)   5/00; Hendrie Weisinger (The Power of Positive Criticism) 6/00; Sergio Zyman (ex-Coke            marketer) 7/00; Marc Kramer (Streetwise Small Business Turnaround) 8/00; philanthropist Anthony Parks 9/00; Jeff Yang/aMagazine: Inside Asian America 11/00; Beth Drucker/NewYorkMetroWeddings.com 2/01 Entrepreneur "Sales" col. QA Mike St. Lawrence and Steve Johnson (If You're Not Out Selling, You're Being Outsold) 1/99
Entrepreneur’s Home Office—how to balance personal life/career 1/99 Entrepreneur’s Start-Ups—barter 9/99; how to start adventure-specialty travel co. 5/00 Entrepreneur.com--QAs Max Carey (The Superman Complex) 3/8/01; Jim Collins (Built to Last) 10/1/01; John Maxwell (21Irrefutable Laws of Leadership) 10/8/01; Randy Komisar (The Monk and the Riddle) 10/15/01 Executive Female--Q&A Marissa Peterson/Sun Microsystems Winter 03 Friendly Exchange (Farmers Insurance)--Are You Ready to Be an Entrepreneur? Winter 01Go (AirTran inflight): profile Stuart Skorman/Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur 3/08; John Shegerian/Electronic Recyclers Inc. 9/08; Bill Bartmann/BillionaireU 11/08; Genevieve Thiers/Sittercity.com 12/08; Hugh Hough/Green Team 2/09; Adam Edmunds/Allegiance 4/09; Gary Erickson/Clifbar 6/09; Reed Hastings/Netflix 7/09; Stan Lee/POW! Entertainment 8/09; Biz Stone/Twitter 9/09 Independent Business—article on new pager technology 8/99 Insights and Inspiration--21 profiles of successful entrepreneurs in Mass Mutual book Investor’s Business Daily—“Leaders & Success” columnist: 1998: profile of Mark McGwire 9/10; Thomas Kinkade 9/24; Helmut Kohl 9/29; Robert the Bruce 10/9; William Gladstone10/22; Brigham Young 11/16; Colin Powell 12/17; Cesar Chavez 12/22 1999: Sir Thomas More 1/26; Ralph Nader 1/29; Carl  Jung 2/26; Steven Spielberg 3/19; Freud 4/13; Tecumseh 4/14; Emmitt Smith 4/21; Shakespeare 4/23; Heinrich Schliemann 5/27; Goethe 6/1; President James Garfield 6/8; Henry Kissinger 6/24; J.R.R. Tolkien 7/8; Barbara Cartland 7/20; Charlemagne 8/10; Caesar Augustus 8/23; Lawrence Weinbach/Unisys 9/29; Arminius 10/5; Edward III 10/14; Isaac Bashevis Singer 10/25; Tony Blair 10/27; Vernon Stouffer 11/1; Simon Bolivar 11/8; Henry Wells 11/9; Tolstoy 11/11; Frederick the Great 11/15; Socrates 11/23; Pythagoras 11/29; Plato 12/7; Horace 12/10; Mikhail Gorbachev 12/14; George W. Merck 12/15 2000: Akbar the Great 1/12; Henry Clay 1/14; Mickey Drexler/Gap 1/25; Nebuchadnezzar 2/4; Themistocles 2/16; Cyrus the Great 2/28; Gustavus Adolphus 3/7; Meg Whitman/eBay 3/24 2007: Henry Wells 10/19; William Gladstone 11/30 2008: Marilyn Carlson Nelson/Carlson Companies 2/15; Ray Charles 3/5; Maria Theresa 5/23; Arminius 7/1; Robert the Bruce 8/14; Goethe 9/12; Simon Bolivar 9/29; Suleiman the Magnificent 10/21; John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough 11/27 2009:  Avicenna 1/6; Lee Raymond/ExxonMobil 1/23; Catherine the Great 3/12; Stan Lee 3/18; Socrates 4/2; Charles M. Schwab/Bethlehem Steel 4/22; Irwin Jacobs/Qualcomm 6/16; Samuel Adams 7/3; Gary Erickson/Clif Bar 7/12; Robert Keane/Vistaprint 7/22; Jim Goodnight/SAS Institute 7/31; Matthias Baldwin 9/22; Louis L’Amour 9/30; Jeffrey Bleustein/Harley-Davidsonn 10/30; A.G. Gaston 11/27; Jay Leno 12/8; Arthur Conan Doyle 12/26; 2010: Ray Bradbury 1/28; Robert Selander/MasterCard 3/19; Fred Astaire 4/23; Dan Amos/Aflac 5/6; Florence Nightingale 5/9; Caesar Augustus 6/17; David Gold/99 Cents Only Stores 7/16; Frank Baum/Wizard of Oz 7/29; Dennis Keller/Devry 8/6;  Brigham Young 8/12; Stephen Decatur 8/13; Adolphus Augustus 8/24; Horace 9/1; Daniel Webster 9/10; General Winfield Scott 9/13; Henry Wells/Wells Fargo 9/20; Louis Daguerre 10/1; Heinrich Schliemann 10/5; John Quincy Adams 10/15; Frederick the Great 10/15; David “Carbine” Williams 10/21; Daniel Boone 11/8; Queen Maria Theresa 11/15; Francis Cabot Lowell 11/26; Siegmund Warburg/S.G. Warburg 12/3; John M. Browning 12/14; David Selznick 12/16; Simon Bolivar 12/30; Arminius 12/30 2011: Ray Charles 1/ 4; Allan Pinkerton 1/7; Pearl Buck 1/12; John Atanasoff 1/21; Henry Dunant/Red Cross 2/1; Groucho Marx 2/10; Theodore Roosevelt 2/18; archaeologist Roy Andrews 3/2; model-entrepreneur Kathy Ireland 3/15; Samuel Colt 3/31; gun inventor Hiram Maxim 4/5; Katherine Hepburn 5/2; Comdr. Ernest Evans 5/28; Kit Carson 6/21; Gen. George Meade 6/30; Gen. Nathanael Greene 7/5; gun inventor William Ruger 7/14; Ethan Allen 8/1; Nikola Tesla 8/24; Marlene Dietrich 9/2; movie director William Wyler 9/7; William Rodriguez (9/11 hero) 9/9; fire marshal Ron Bucca (9/11 hero) 9/12; Robert E. Petersen/Petersen Publishing 9/30; John Paul DeJoria/John Paul Mitchell Systems 10/6; movie director David Lean 10/17; Raphael 10/28, Hans Christian Andersen 11/2; Oliver Winchester 11/4; Kip Tindell/Container Store 11/17; racecar driver Luigi Chinetti 11/22; Canadian ace William Barker 11/24; Founding Father Benjamin Rush 11/30; Kemal Ataturk 12/1; Alexis de Tocqueville 12/16; Comte de Rochambeau 12/20; Charles Dickens 12/26; Ernest Rutherford 12/30; 2012: Cyrus the Great 1/9; General George Thomas 1/10;Agatha Christie 1/18; Andy Taylor/Enterprise Rent-a-Car 1/25; Carl von Clausewitz 2/13; General Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. 2/17; Kit Carson 2/20; Sir Francis Bacon 2/22; Leo Tolstoy 2/24, Tecumseh 2/27; Isaac Newton 3/9; Jack Welch/GE 3/15; Sidney Sheldon 3/20; George W. Merck 3/21; David Livingstone 3/22; Henry Knox 3/26; William Donovan/OSS 3/30; George Stephenson (inventor of railroads) 4/2; Kiichiro Toyoda 4/11, J.R.R. Tolkien 4/16; Philip Johnson/Boeing 4/24; Frederick Douglass 4/25; Quanah Parker 5/11; Jay Gould (railroad tycoon) 5/14; Edgar Rice Burroughs 5/16; Benito Juarez 5/18; Albert Pope (king of bikes) 5/23; Chris Kyle (Army sniper) 5/28; General Creighton Abrams 6/6; Meriwether Lewis 6/7; Admiral Oliver Perry 6/18; A.J. Khubani 6/19; Michael Crichton 6/29; Ben Franklin 7/3, George Washington 7/5; George Orwell 7/6; Reginald Lewis/TLC Beatrice 7/16; Carlos Hathcock 7/18; Marine Commandant Thomas Holcomb 7/24; Dick Cabela/Cabela’s 7/30; Boy/Girl Scouts founder Robert Baden-Powell 8/1; Jay Leno 8/27; Buffalo Bill Cody 8/31; Texaco founder John Gates 9/6; Founding Father John Jay 9/12; Hannibal 9/14; Admiral David Farragut 9/17; William Fargo 9/18; Frederic Remington 9/20; Horatio Alger 9/21; Cary Grant 9/25; John D. Rockefeller 9/28; Ida Rosenthal/Maidenform 10/10; Cornelius Vanderbilt 10/11; Pierre du Pont 10/16; James Michener 10/18; Albert Einstein 10/19; physicist Edward Teller 10/23; J.P. Morgan 10/26; Robert O. Anderson/ARCO 11/1; William Randolph Hearst 11/2; Lincoln’s Secretary of State William Seward 11/6; Gen. George Marshall 11/7; British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli 11/14; Clara Barton/Red Cross 11/16; Gilded Age tycoon Henry Frick 11/19; Yvon Chouinard/Patagonia 11/20; explorer John Wesley Powell 11/22; economist Adam Smith 11/26; General Matthew Ridgway 12/5; Gene Autry 12/12; James Bond novelist Ian Fleming 12/18; novelist Dean Koontz 12/20; William Wrigley 12/24; harvester inventor Cyrus McCormick 12/31 2013: Henry Heinz/H.J. Heinz 1/3; inventor Thomas Blanchard 1/8; Michael Owens/Owens-Illinois 1/11; Admiral Raymond Spruance 1/15; John Mackey/Whole Foods 1/16; WWII flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker 1/29; GM CEO Alfred Sloan 1/31; SEAL sniper Chris Kyle 2/5; President Abraham Lincoln 2/12; novelist James Patterson 2/13; President John Adams 2/14; President William McKinley 2/18; film director Howard Hawks 2/22; actress Mary Pickford 2/25; General Billy Mitchell 3/12; author Isaac Asimov 3/15; Pope John Paul 3/18; Navy pirate hunter Admiral Terry McKnight 3/22; author Clement Stone 3/25; Charles M. Schwab/Bethlehem Steel 3/28; Jimmy Stewart 3/29; General Hap Arnold 4/3; laws of war author Francis Lieber 4/9; Jackie Robinson 4/12; impresario Flo Ziegfeld 4/19; Gen. William Sherman 4/24; Steve Ivy/Heritage Auctions 4/25; scientist Michael Faraday 5/2; Plato 5/9; Humphrey Bogart 5/10; Isadore Sharp/Four Seasons 5/20; General William Peers (WWII Burma) 5/21;  Admiral Ernest King 5/23; Medal of Honor winner Gary Gordon 5/28; Jack Northrop 6/3; Medal of Honor winner Matt Urban 6/4; WWII hero Llewellyn Chilson 6/5; Carl Reiner 6/11; Stephen Ross/Related Companies 6/17; David Pyott/Allergan 6/20; movie director John Ford 6/27; English philosopher Edmund Burke 7/1; Thomas Paine 7/2; American Revolution financier Robert Morris 7/3; John Wayne 7/8; Major General James Day 7/10; motivational speaker Zig Ziglar 7/18; Admiral William Leahy 7/22; War of 1812 hero Thomas Macdonough 7/23; Peter Tchaikovsky 7/25; Tom Sullivan/Lumber Liquidators 7/26; Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg 7/31; Norman Vincent Peale 8/7; Army Ranger Joe Kapacziewski 8/13; Gen. Philip Sheridan 8/16; Noah Webster 8/20; Spencer Tracy 8/23; Admiral Ronald Zlatoper 8/27; Peter the Great 9/5; civil rights activist James Meredith 9/10; author C.S. Lewis 9/16; Salvador Dali 9/20; Gene Kelly 9/23; Sitting Bull 9/25; Book-of-the-month Club founder Harry Scherman 9/30; Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf 10/2; author William McGuffey 10/4;  George Washington Carver 10/7; Lee Raymond/Exxon Mobil 10/9; motivational speaker Earl Nightingale 10/17; Don Bailey/Questcor 10/18; British spy Christine Granville 10/24; gun inventor Richard Gatling 10/25; Bette Davis 11/1; Gen. Omar Bradley 11/5; General Jacob Devers 11/8; Army Ranger Gary O’Neal 11/11; Johannes Gutenberg 11/12; Bob Newhart 11/13; Holocaust hero Hugh O’Flaherty 11/14; Aristotle 11/15; Frank Sinatra 11/18; David Gold/99 Cents Only Stores 11/20; author Ralph Waldo Emerson 11/22; Harold Hamm/Continental Resources 11/27; Bernard Gimbel/Gimbels 11/29; Frank D’Souza/Cognizant 12/3; William Booth/Salvation Army 12/5; Andrew Mellon 12/9; Victor Hugo 12/11; Anthony Robbins 12/30; Pope John XXIII 12/24; Sol Price/Price Club 12/31 2014: Felix Mendelssohn 1/3; Joe Wilson/Xerox 1/7; Estee Lauder 1/8; A.P. Giannini/Bank of America 1/13; Charles Walgreen 1/15; Giuseppe Verdi 1/16; Russell Sage 1/17; James Cash Penney 1/27; gun inventors Horace Smith and Dan Wesson 1/28; Daymond John/Shark Tank 2/10; Franklin D. Roosevelt 2/13; James Monroe 2/14; Abraham Lincoln 2/18; musician Curtis Mayfield 2/24; Jim Goodnight/SAS 2/26; Clark Gable 2/28; banking tycoon Moses Taylor; Henry Royce/Rolls-Royce 3/13; ad man J. Walter Thompson 3/17; steam engine inventor James Watt 3/18; Orville Wright 3/25; plant breeder Luther Burbank 3/26; Aaron Montgomery Ward  3/31; Mary Kay Ash 4/1; Chief Red Cloud 4/4; steel inventor Henry Bessember 4/8; author Robert Louis Stevenson 4/10; firearms inventor John Browning 4/15; Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran 4/16; author Viktor Frankl 4/18; Robert Ripley/Believe It Or Not 4/23; Eli Lilly, Jr. 4/25; author Jane Austen 4/30; author Jules Verne 5/1; Bill Hewlett/HP 5/6; radar inventor Robert Watson-Watt 5/7; World War II hero Thurman Miller 5/8; Kevin O’Leary/Shark Tank 5/12; George Westinghouse 5/16; author Og Mandino 5/19; Capt. Henry Waskow 5/23; SEAL Adam Brown 5/27; sewing machine inventor Isaac Singer 5/30; Ed Sullivan 6/3; Rowland Macy 6/18; Robert Fulton 6/19; Founding Father Joseph Warren 7/2; Alexander Hamilton 7/3; Thomas Jefferson 7/7; Samuel Colt 7/19; Medal of Honor winner Joe Hooper 11/5; Col. Wes Fox 11/7; Marcus Luttrell/Lone Survivor 11/10; Sgt. Alvin York 11/11 Accepted: Thomas Watson, Sr./IBM, Kemmons Wilson/Holiday Inn, William McGowan/MCI, and shipping container inventor Malcom McLean Assigned: Boxer John L. Sullivan, movie director Victor Fleming, food innovator Duncan Hines, author Honore Balzac, management guru Peter Drucker, Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Jack Kilby/Texas Instruments, Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, William Harley/Harley-Davidson, credit score inventor Lewis Tappan, author Tom Clancy, actress Gloria Swanson, Juan Trippe/Pan Am, Vice Admiral Allan McCann, Gen. Fred Franks, Peter O’Toole, Sammy Davis Jr., Frederic Bartholdi/Statue of Liberty, Gen. Winfield Scott, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, country singer George Jones, and martial artist Bruce Lee. Contingent on interview: Mark Cuban, Stan Lee, John Schnatter/Papa John’s, Author Jackie Collins, Fred Deluca/Subway, David Cole/Honeywell, Mike Jackson/Auto Nation, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Roger Ailes/Fox, Ellen Kullman/Dupont, and Michael Dell Jungle--QAs Carl Pascarella/Visa USA 1/03; Ralph Schrader/Booz, Allen & Hamilton 3/03; Michael Watkins (Breakthrough Business Negotiation) 11/03; John Gray (Mars and Venus in the Workplace) 12/03; Business Lessons from Racecars 9/05 Los Angeles Business Journal—4Q real estate report 2/1/99; profiles of 5 attorneys, article on 1998 hotel sales, profile of Mercury General 2/8/99; profiles of filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, New Times publisher Charles Gerencser, and attorney Greg Suess 3/1/99; profiles of real estate companies Koll and Catellus and agents Dale Rehfeld and Raju Chhabria 3/15/99 LATimes.com--biotech careers 1/99 Los Angeles Times Magazine—The Halloween Club 10/24/04 MyMidwest Magazine—profile Dr. Robert Beyster/SAIC, 7,8/08; Chip Conley/Joie de Vivre 9,10/08; Halloween Club 9,10/09 QA column: Hubert Joly/Carlson 7,8/09; Jim Rubens/OverSuccess 9,10/09; Peter Handal/Dale Carnegie Training 11,12/09; Don Hall/Hallmark 1,2/10; Willy Burkhardt/Sportsman Channel 3,4/10; Dr. Alex Poltorak/General Patent 5,6/10 Nation’s Business—how to criticize employees co-authored w/Robert McGarvey 11/91 Navigator (Holiday Inn Express)--Halloween industry 10/01 Office.com--2000: IPO crash recovery 4/12; Right Way to Close a Business 4/26; Training for   Media Interviews 5/1; Investment Catalysts on the Internet 5/6; QA Randy Komisar (The Monk & the Riddle) 5/22; Business Lunch Tips 6/5; QA Hispanic women online leader Aliza Sherman 7/19/; QA Charles O'Reilly (Hidden Value) 9/25; QA Mark Breier 10/30 (The 10 Second Internet Manager); QA Bill Daugherty/iWon.com 12/4; QA Alan Axelrod (Elizabeth I, CEO) 12/5; QA John Peterman/J. Peterman Co. 12/21; QA Tim Miller/Webmergers.com 12/27; 2001: QA Andrew Finlayson (Questions That Work) 2/26; QA Tim Burns (entrepreneurship.com) 1/22;  QA Mike McCurry/Grassroots.com 3/12 Riviera—year-end tax tips 11/01; investing in entertainment stocks 2/05 Santa Monica Sun--profile of computer consultant Dave Einstein 8/27/99 Small Business Impact—Leadership for micro-business 8/07 Small Business News/Cleveland—QA with Rosabeth Kanter 3/99; Y2K 4/99 Success--profile Steven Spielberg 6/00; Negotiating tips 7/00; QA Harvey Mackay (Pushing the Envelope) 9/00; QA Jay Abraham (Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got), profiles Jonas Steinman and Bill Daugherty/iWon.com and David Oreck/Oreck Corp. 11/00; QA Merv Griffin and profiles Randy Komisar (The Monk and the Riddle) and Carly Fiorina/HP 12/00; QA Brian Tracy (The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success) 3/01; QA Thomas Kinkade 4/01; profile Bob Lorsch 5-6/01 Successmagazine.com--Halloween industry and Lessons from Failure of Boo.com 10/00, online angel networks and profile Thermagon 4/01; QA Robert L. Wallace (Soul Food), story on closing of eToys 6/01, and profile Tom and Marilyn Ross (Big Ideas for Small Service Businesses) 6/01 21 Magazine—profile of marketing guru Bob Lorsch Fall 2002 U.S. Air Magazine–(both co-authored with McGarvey) Changing Jobs 5/92; Cell Phones 11/92 Wells Fargo Small Business Roundup--Tax code changes for new vehicle purchase 5/03; online sales tax update 7/03 Working at Home--profile Johnny Daniell/Dynamic Essentials Fall 00

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL
American Funeral Director–17 articles and profiles 1992-97 Deliver (USPS magazine)—how to merge marketing and brands after an acquisition 5/05; case study of unusual mailer by 84 Lumber Co. 5/06; QA Seth Godin/All Marketers Are Liars 7/06; profile of Hannford supermarket magazine for customers 11/06; also in 2006, wrote the copy for USPS campaign to encourage small business to mail to Hispanics; survey of effectiveness of retail direct mail 1/07; Chick-fil-A campaign 7/11; Delivermagazine.com—how PointRoll jazzes up online ads and supports direct mail 2/26/07; QA Ian Yolles/Nau 9/6/07 Doctor of Dentistry-L.A.—3 editorials 05; 6 editorials 06; 12 editorials 07; 6 editorials 08; 3 editorials 09 Funeral & Cemetery Today—13 articles and profiles 1995-97 Home Furnishing Executive—Y2K 12/99
Law Office Computing—Y2K 8,9/98 Pharmacy Careers—Rite Aid case study Fall 03 Retail Pharmacy Management–photo section changes 5/00; QA Jay Abraham (Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got) 7/00; women's natural health section 8/00;Telepix digital camera article and advertorial on American Bio Medica 9/00; QA Brian Tracy (The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success) 11/00; article on George Silverman's Secrets of Word-of-Mouth Marketing 5/01 Retailpharmacynews.com--Mallatt's Halloween business and Introduction to Customer Relationship Management 6/01 RV Business (w/ editor John Sulloway)--Lee Iacocca's views on the industry 12/00; profile TCL 9/01 Southern California Superlawyers profile Randy McMurray/The Cochran Firm 2/08; profile Steve Mindel/Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Klein 2/09; Najeeb Khoury/Howarth & Smith 7/09; Scott Edelman/Gibson Dunn 2/10 Supply Chain Technology News--competition for SC managers 11/99; Monsanto knowledge management program 2/00; Amazon inventory management 2/00 QAs: Marcus Schmidt/Microsoft 2/00; James Keebler (Keeping Score) 3/00; Ron Griffin/Home Depot 4/00; Mark Duhaime/Ford 5/00; Steffano Korper (The E-Commerce Book)   6/00; Jeff Greenwald/Sun Microsystems 7/00; Jamie O'Neill/Garden.com 8/00; Charles Fine (Clockspeed) 10/00 Training Magazine–(all co-authored w/ McGarvey) Tools for Employees to Appraise Management 3/93; Etiquette for Business 9/93; Language Training 3/94 Whole Foods—merchandising herbs 10/79 Variety—use of twins in TV/movies 1/98 Trade Interviews 1993-95 (co-authored with McGarvey): Flowers& (George Whalin); Retailing   News (Jay Levinson); Alternative Energy Retailer (Levinson, Dave Grant, Peter Drucker); Bicycle Business News (Dave Thomas, Whalin, Levinson); National Sporting Goods (Whalin); Christian Retailing (Whalin, Judith Schuster); Communication Briefings (Christopher Hegarty); American Surplus Dealer (Whalin)

TRAVELAcura Style—review of 1000 Places to See Before You Die, Summer 05; review of World Party Summer 2007 Adelante—Toronto 3/12, South Africa 5/13; assigned Colonial Williamsburg Awareness—InnerQuest Hawaii 1,2/03 (w/ Sandra Wells); Egypt (w/ SW) 5,6/03; India 3,4/05; Turkey 3,4/06; Uzbekistan 1,2/10 BizSanDiego—(all w/SW) InnerQuest Hawaii 4/07; Egypt 2/08 Builder Architect—(w/SW) Uzbekistan (syndicated to 1 edition 2008) California CEO--Greece 2/02, Furnace Creek Inn 11/02, Hong Kong 2/03; India Q2/05 Car & Travel (AAA New York City)—Las Vegas 10/99 Chattanoogan.com—Colonial Williamsburg 5/14 CSRA M.D. Journal Augusta—Malta 1,2/10   Discover the Ultimate Magazine—accepted Uzbekistan Discovery (Princess Cruises)--Maya civilization 12/03 Doctor of Dentistry-Los Angeles—(all w/SW) Comparing Cirque du Soleil productions in Las Vegas 7,8/05; San Francisco 9,10/05; Turkey 1,2/06 (syndicated to 10 other editions); Monte Carlo Las Vegas and InnerQuest personal transformation wilderness seminar 2/07; A Day in Las Vegas 4/07; Egypt 8/07 (syndicated to 10 other editions); Palm Springs 3,4/08; Las Vegas Magic Shows 5,6/08; Uzbekistan 7,8/08 (syndicated to 3 other editions 2008); review Wynn hotel spa and “Le Reve” show 11,12/08; Malta Summer 09 Gateways (Carnival Cruise Lines)--Maya civilization 12/03 Get Up & Go--favorite recreation spots of Mayor Richard Riordan and Palm Springs Police Chief Lee Weigel 7/99; Pomona and San Diego officials 8/99 Go Travel Magazine (Colombia)—Uzbekistan 10/08 Go (Air Tran inflight magazine)—QA Tony Curtis on Las Vegas 4/09 Hawaii Westways (Auto Club)—Las Vegas 8/99 Healing Retreats & Spas—(all w/SW)Esalen 1/99; Merv Griffin’s Givenchy Spa, Connie Stevens’ Garden Sanctuary, Woody Harrelson's O2 restaurant 3/99; Kansas City's Elms Hotel 5/99; Jamaica's Grand Lido and report on Dr. Schulze conference 9/99; Four Seasons Aviara 3/00; Las Vegas spas 11/00; South Bay spas 11/01 Helium.com—Cartagena 1/26/11; Uzbekistan 2/3/11; Egypt 2/15/11; Turkey 3/1/11; L.A.’s Unusual Museums 9/8/11; Cirque du Soleil’s IRIS 11/11/11; L.A.’s Historical Art Exhibitions 1/10/12; San Diego Museums 8/13/12; Hollywood Museum 8/27/12 Huffingtonpost.com—Cartagena 1/24/11; Uzbekistan 2/1/11; Egypt 2/14/11; Turkey 3/1/11; Berlin 7/6/11; Toronto 9/30/11; Northern India 3/20/12; South Africa 4/19/13; assigned Colonial Williamsburg India Currents—South Africa 4/14; assigned Williamsburg Irish America--Northern Ireland museums 5/95 Irish News--places which bring ancient history to life in Shannon region 11/95 Journey (Washington Auto Club)—Las Vegas 9/98 Journey (Puget Sound Auto Club)—Las Vegas 3/99 Las Vegas Magazine--Kansas City 3,4/00 (w/SW); comparison of guidebooks to Las Vegas 7,8/01; Greece 3,4/03 (w/SW); Egypt 5,6/05 (w/SW) Column about So. Cal.: Barakat Gallery 5,6/00; Hollywood Bowl 7,8/00; Halloween 9,10/00 Specialty Retailers 11,12/00; Healthy Dining 1,2/01; Pasadena 3,4/01; Orange County 5,6/01 LifeAfter50.com--Malta 5/09; Uzbekistan 6/09; Berlin and L.A. Museums 9/09; Colombia 5/10 Los Angeles Times—advertorial on best Las Vegas hotel spas 11/6/02 LX Magazine—Uzbekistan premiere issue fall 08; Malta fall 09; South Africa to be published MD News—(w/SW) Turkey (syndicated to10 editions summer 2007); Egypt (syndicated to 10 editions fall 2007); Uzbekistan (syndicated to 3 editions 2008); India (Central Savannah 1,2/09); Berlin (Central Savannah 11,12/09).
Not Born Yesterday—Toronto 11/11 OnBoard International (syndication to airline inflight magazines)—Uzbekistan 10/08 Orange Coast--Havana 10/98; Cleveland 3/99; Touring Ancient Ireland 6/00 Palm Springs Life—(w/SW) Shopping trip to Beverly Hills 9/97 Porthole Cruise Magazine--Greece 7,8/03 ResidenSea's The World Commemorative Book--chapter on cruise destinations for 2002 Travel Ideas (So. Africa)—accepted Turkey TWA Ambassador--Tour of L.A. Book Stores 2/01 Vineyard Publications--(Dubai)--Western Turkey 5/06; India 2/08 WashingtonCEO.com—(w/SW) Western Turkey 9/06 Welkom (Holland America)--Maya civilization 12/03

REGIONAL MAGAZINES (non-travel, non-financial articles) Angeleno--profiles Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd ("The Lord of the Rings") 12/01; space tourism 11/02; L.A.’s 12-Step programs 2/06 Atlanta Magazine--interview with Raven-Symone 5/00 Avenues (So. Cal. Auto Club)—How to Pick a Driving School 7/98 California Intermountain News—48 religion book reviews1978-82 Cleveland Magazine—funeral industry 3/98 CS (Chicago Social)—profiles Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd (“The Lord of the Rings”) 12/01; Space Tourism 11/02 Doctor of Dentistry-Los Angeles—Halloween in LA 9,10/05; Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo” 11,12/07; Dali exhibition 1,2/08; LA museums Winter 09; LA natural food restaurants Spring 09 Front Desk (Los Angeles)--high-end collectibles 3,5/02 Journey (WA Auto Club)--test driving a car 5/98 Journey (Puget Sound Auto Club)--test driving a car 7/98 Kansas City Magazine—funeral industry 3/98; Christmas shopping fantasy 11/98; alternative      medicine 1/99 Las Vegas Life--profile of Mark Allen/Western Stage Props 3/03 Las Vegas Magazine—profile of On Stage and Y2K article 5,6/98, profile Lance Burton and article about parapsychology lab at UNLV 7,8/98, funeral industry 9,10/98; profile Mike Tyson 1,2/99; 3 articles on Mayor Oscar Goodman 9,10/99; Why UPN's "The Strip" was cancelled 1,2/00; Moulin Rouge 3,4/00; Alcoholism in LV and profile Tom Berenger 7,8/00; profile actress Nikki Cox 9,10/00; profile of Tony Curtis 11,12/00; profiles Peter Morton/Hard Rock Hotel and Anthony Zuicker (creator of CBS series CSI) 1,2/01; profile Tony Danza 5,6/01; profile Carmen Electra 9,10/01; inside story of remake of "Ocean's 11" 11,12/01; fantasy story gift guide 11,12/04 L.A. Weekly–language learning 8/97 L.A. Reader--David Carradine 11/91; unusual clubs 4/92; death of parapsychologist 6/92 Los Angeles Downtown News--Cleveland as urban renewal model 11/12/01 Los Angeles Magazine–funeral/cemetery industry feature11/96; nine shorts in "LA-Z" encyclopedia 12/96; two in "Best of L.A." 7/97; seven in "LA-Z" 12/97 Not Born Yesterday—(w Sandra Wells) LA County Museum of Art 11/10; Cirque’s Michael Jackson and IRIS 1/12 Orange Coast–author-artist Thomas Mails (Mystic Warriors of the Plains) 8/97 O.C. Weekly--So. Cal. Indian Center Pow Wow 3/99; Jim Bellows (The Last Editor) 1/03 Palm Springs Life–Andrew Neiderman (pen name V.C. Andrews) 10/97 Southern California Magazine—Head Games 2/93; Far Out 6/93 Valley Magazine—Private Eyes 8/84

CONSUMER HEALTH (see also Travel for spa reviews) Acura Style—Martial arts for fitness, Winter 05 Adelante—assigned LifeVessel medical technology Desert Magazine--profile Daniel Johnson, M.D. 5/03 Details—how sugar affects relationships 2/98 Doctor of Dentistry-Los Angeles—(w/ SW) Anti-Aging Conference review 3,4/08; Fate Magazine--magnetic therapy 2/99 Friendly Exchange (Farmers Insurance)--herb safety Spring 99; new allergy developments Spring 00 Helium.com—LifeVessel 10/11; New Breakthroughs at Anti-Aging Medical Conferences 10/3/13 Kansas City Magazine--alternative medicine practitioners 1/99 Las Vegas Magazine--alcoholism in the city 7,8/00 Not Born Yesterday—assigned World Anti-Aging Conference report Natural Living Today—QA Mary Tyler Moore 10/99 Vegetarian Times—associate editor 78-84, wrote 10 articles; QA Piers Anthony 3/85; celebrity survey 12/86; profile James Cromwell 11/98 Vegetarian World--editor 74-78, wrote 31 articles

​MISCELLANEOUS
AARP: The Magazine—profile of Bob Newhart 1,2/07 American Heritage of Invention & Technology—how barbed wire affected the settlement of the West, Fall 98 American Way—profile Craig Ferguson 6/15/05 AnimalFair.com--Three Dog Bakery profile 8/4/00; animal afterlife Winter 02 Awareness--Pet Afterlife 3,4/04 Boys’ Life—Profile Stan Lee 5/07 Bang2write blog—Inconsistencies in “Breaking Bad,” April 2014. California Intermountain News—48 religion book review columns 1978-82 Chevy Full Life—profile Melissa Rivers 6/07 Chevynation.com—video interview with Mary J. Blige 11/07 Continental—profile of Cesar Millan “The Dog Whisperer” 2/07 Cowboys & Indians—stories on a specialty rope co. and counterfeiting of Indian crafts 9/98 Fate Magazine–19 articles on paranormal 1990-2001 Fence Post--how barbed wire changed U.S. history 7/01 Friendly Exchange (Farmers Insurance)--test driving a car Spring 02; finding a good auto mechanic Fall 02; preventive auto maintenance Summer 03; dangers of drowsy driving Winter 03; homeowners insurance databases Spring 04; buying a car for a teen Spring 04 (upscale edition); Black boxes monitor teen driving Fall 04 German Life--Henry Kissinger's work habits 7,8/01; work habits of Jung and Freud 7,8/02 Hemispheres (United Airlines)--best methods of foreign language learning 11/00; QA Lee Iacocca re Ellis Island immigration project 12/00; QA Hernando de Soto (The Mystery of Capital) 5/01; QA architect Samuel Mockbee 6/01; feature on J.R.R. Tolkien books/movie 7/01; QA Kirk and Anne Douglas 12/01; QA Quincy Jones 2/02; LA specialty bookstores 3/09 The Instructor—what makes a good teacher 6/70 The Lion–Teen suicide 4/92 MilitaryHeritage.com—profile Simon Bolivar 8/04 Military History--profile Nebuchadnezzar 12/03 Navigator (Holiday Inn Express)--how barbed wire changed American history 12/00 The Olive Leaf—four articles on religion 12/68 P.O.V.—early life stories written with Christopher Darden 4/99, Merv Griffin 10/99, and Mayor Richard Riordan 2/00 The Progress Report—four interviews with LDS political leaders 89-90 Psychic World--interview with Uri Geller and article about Hawaiian kahuna Summer 97 (with Sandra Wells) Reader's Digest--condensation of article about Tolkien movie from Hemispheres 12/01 Real People—profiles James Cromwell 11/98 and Tom Berenger 11/00 Seventh East Press—three articles on religion 68 Sky Magazine (Delta)–Shakespeare Authorship Controversy 12/92 Spice—profiles Dionne Warwick 1/99, Raven-Symone and Quincy Jones 8/99 Thousand Oaks Chronicle—Why Carter Lost 11/80 Thrust—QA Piers Anthony 8/85 TWA Ambassador—article on ancient American sports stadium 10/98; Jamaican ferns 12/98; Cuban hummingbird 3/99 UFO Magazine—12 articles 1991-2002; article analyzing New Zealand incident 8,9/05; 4 articles on cases in 50s (Cunningham, Lubbock, San Jose, D.C.) 5/06 Veterinary Forum—animal afterlife 12/91 54 articles about Ireland/Northern Ireland 1986-95, in Christian Science Monitor, Newsday, Arizona Republic, Houston Post, The Oregonian, Northern Ireland News Service, Soldier of Fortune, The Guardian, and others (I also wrote 27 as an editor at Irish American Press)

FREELANCE EDITORIAL POSITIONS
Contributing Editor, Las Vegas Magazine, 1998-01 Contributing Editor, Success, 2000-01 Contributing Editor, California CEO, 2001-2004

STAFF EDITORIAL POSITIONS
Editor, Vegetarian World, 1974-78 Associate Editor, Vegetarian Times, 1978-84 Senior Editor, Irish American Press, 1991-92 Publisher-Editor, Doctor of Dentistry-Los Angeles, 2005-2009 Publisher-Editorial Director, Best Practices 2009-present

BOOKS
Animals and the Gospel, co-author w/ Gerald Jones (Millennial Productions, 1980) LDSF: Science Fiction by and for Mormons, co-editor w/ Vicki Smith (Millennial Productions, 1982) The Negotiating Game by Charles Karrass (consulting editor, revised edition, 1994) The Soul of Your Pet: Evidence for the Survival of Animals After Death (Holmes Publishing Group, 1998, based on first edition in 1994 by Millennial Productions; revised edition 2001) They Told Me to Tell the Truth… (ghostwriter for Corey Clark, published as ebook on record company site, 2005) The Everything Public Speaking Book (Adams Media 2008) Seven Celebrity Sins: Lessons Learned from the Rich and Infamous (ghostwriter for Darren Kavinoky, in support of a proposed TV program, 2011) God Reconsidered: Searching for Truth in the Debate Between Atheism and Religion (Blue Star Books, to be published summer 2014) Extraordinary People: Real Life Lessons on What It Takes to Achieve Success (Motivational Press, to be published end of 2014) Adventures of an Entrepreneur (ghostwriter for Bob Lorsch, in progress) Untitled book on Bette Davis (ghostwriter for anonymous author, in progress)  

Author Bio


Scott S. Smith is a freelance business journalist whose 1,200 articles have appeared in 175 publications, including Investor’s Business Daily, Success, Entrepreneur, Chief Executive, American Heritage of Invention and Technology, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Magazine, and American Airlines’ American Way. He has interviewed such influentials as Bill Gates, Stan Lee, Meg Whitman, James Meredith, Jay Leno, Howard Schultz, Barbara Corcoran, General Barry McCaffrey, Lee Iacocca, Senator Harry Reid, Kathy Ireland, Brian Tracy, and Dean Koontz. He is also the author of The Everything Public Speaking Book. 


He created www.ExtraordinaryPeopleBook.com to encourage reader participation in the exciting process of learning about and modeling high achievers.

Real Life Lessons on What It Takes to Achieve Success

Extraordinary People