In recent years Thrillerfest, which is kind of like spring break for thriller enthusiasts even though it takes place during July, has sponsored a Best First Sentence Contest. The contest is exactly what it sounds like: Write your best opening line to a novel. Seven...read more
Dr. Seuss invented the term “nerd.” Geoffrey Chaucer coined “twitter.’” Vladimir Nabokov gave us “nymphet,” which is probably what you would expect from the author of Lolita. I have no idea who said “selfie” the first time, but clearly the English language has a long...read more
If you can't trust someone with a few dollars, don't give them more! (Also, check the fees!) About Ron Insana Ron Insana is a contributor to CNBC and MSNBC, where he discusses the most pressing economic and market issues of the day. He also delivers The Market...read more
When your incentives, be they emotional, financial, or otherwise, are aligned.read more
I’m skeptical of everyone I meet and only grow comfortable with a person when I feel that I know what he or she is after in life. Once I know their objective, even if it is far from noble, I can trust them to be who they are. Pessimistic, perhaps. But it’s my version of trust but verify.read more
I’ve learned that since you cannot get into the head of the person to be trusted you can never fully trust someone.read more
Trust begins with transparency.read more
The New York Times describes my novels as “money porn,” “a red-hot franchise,” and “glittery thrillers about fiscal malfeasance.” Through fiction I explore the dark side of money and the motivations of those who have it, want more, and will steamroll anybody who gets in their way.