Can a best-selling author and a guy that names stuff team up to help show you how to make time for yourself while avoiding the human obstacles and time-wasters standing in your way? We figure: "Why not?"
A Contributing Editor for Playboy, Jonathan is the co-author of The Ten Faces of Innovation, (Doubleday,) with Tom Kelley of IDEO, and also co-authored the bestselling business classic, The Art of Innovation, with more than 100,000 copies sold in hardback. Jonathan's two non-fiction volumes on famous computer hackers, The Watchman, and The Fugitive Game, the bestselling story of the legendary hacker Kevin Mitnick, were praised in Time, the New Yorker and Newsweek and other publications. His San Francisco Chronicle series on murder at the Cabazon Indian reservation was a finalist for a Pulitzer prize, and two of his recent Playboy articles have been nominated for National Magazine awards. A frequent corporate speaker (BrightSight Group), Jonathan has also appeared as a commentator and guest on Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, Fresh Air, CNN, Fox & Friends, and many other radio and television programs.
Marc, a branding expert who dreams up names for countless hit products, is a Creative Associate with the prestigious Lexicon Branding, Inc. (where he helped to create great names such as BlackBerry, Dasani and Swiffer.) He recently teamed with Jonathan to started their own firm, Simmer Branding Studio. Two of Marc’s hottest brands were recently unveiled. World-renowned Garmin International launched the nüvi GPS device in a Super Bowl ad, and Sony went live with Crackle.com, their new online video web site. A comedy veteran, Marc has also been writing for years with SNL veteran Dana Carvey (performing opening routines for Carvey's live appearances), has written for comedian Bill Maher, and regularly contributes jokes to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has worked closely with such comedy headliners as Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, Bill Maher, Ellen Degeneres and Robin Williams. Marc is also a staff writer and performer with Fries On The Side, a hot live sketch comedy group in Los Angeles. Three of his scripts have been produced and aired as made-for-television movies.
Once Upon A Time In Computerland (Simon & Schuster, 1990)
The Fugitive Game (Little Brown, 1996)
The Watchman (Little Brown, 1997)
The Beautiful Game (Avon Books, 1999)
The Art of Innovation (Doubleday, 2001)
We Shall Not Fail (Portfolio, Penguin Group, 2003)
The Ten Faces of Innovation (Doubleday, 2005)
I Hate People! (Little Brown, 2009)
Two-time winner Computer Press Awards
2009 New York Press Club award for best Magazine Sports News for his Playboy article, "The Perfect Sprint."