Selling books door-to-door. Reflecting on an adventure 20 years ago…

Phil Burgess 20 years ago (July 3, 1999), I stood outside a small, blue house in Modesto, California, a 19 year old student, 5,000 miles away from home. I remember glancing down at my watch. 07:59 am. I was bang on schedule. It was more than 100 degrees. The tarmac was shimmering and I could feel the sweat running in rivulets … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageSelling books door-to-door. Reflecting on an adventure 20 years ago…

Raising Risk-Takers

This article is a re-post that was originally published in Huffington Post. The original article can be found here.  Here in the Washington, D.C., area, there’s a story that has generated a lot of attention: The case of the free-range parents. A Maryland couple has allowed their 10- and 6-year-olds to play outside and walk home from a park, unsupervised, … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageRaising Risk-Takers

Amanda Tobin – That Southwestern Door-to-Door Book Selling Internship Thing . . .

Amanda Tobin I remember just starting my senior year when my older brother Brandan Tobin came home from this Southwestern Advantage “door to door” internship my dad and I knew nothing about. I hadn’t heard from him all summer long. When he finally came home he threw open the front door, dumped this ugly green backpack down on the floor, and passed … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAmanda Tobin – That Southwestern Door-to-Door Book Selling Internship Thing . . .