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Over a 35-year business career as journalistic and entrepreneur, Mr. Ferber has started six companies and a dozen publications, and currently authors a blog called "Unconventional Wisdom" (http://www.riveresque.blogspot.com). He has three passions in life -- his family, education and psychology, and this book is devoted to his lifelong interest in personal growth.
His business career began in 1974 at Fairchild Publications in New York City -- five years later he joined two colleagues to start Inside Washington Publishers, a newsletter publishing company which tracks key policy decisions by the federal government. From a three-person staff, the company now employs more than 50 reporters and publishes more than two dozen newsletters and online services. Through the 1980s, Steve was part of a team that launched Inside the White House, Inside EPA, Inside the Pentagon, Inside U.S. Trade, and a dozen related newsletters in the fields of defense, energy and the environment.
He sold his interest in the publishing firm in 1991 and began working as a full-time volunteer in the Fairfax County, VA school system (the 12th largest in the nation) -- mentoring, coaching, teaching, developing curriculum and initiating a host of volunteer programs (at the high school level, he teamed with the principal to teach a course titled "What's Worth Knowing?"). Over the last 15 years, Ferber has started four of his six companies -- an educational non-profit, a computer development firm, a publishing venture in the medical field, and a sports marketing company.
Steve and his wife Roe live in Charleston, SC, and their daughters Melyssa, Natalie and Olivia visit often (fortunately). Two sons (in-law) have joined the crew -- Dave and Trace, along with two grandchildren, Emery and Vincent. And dogs Wrigley and Shea (yes, both named by Olivia, as a baseball tribute) enjoy long walks on the beach.