The Timeless Truths of the Database
My big break in publishing came when HarperCollins hired the former deputy editor of Esquire, David Hirshey. One editor gushed, “He has the ‘Golden ROLODEX®.’ He knows everybody!” When Hirshey hired me to be his editorial assistant, one of my many tasks was to keep his ROLODEX® up-to-date. When Hirshey’d return from a networking lunch, he’d dump receipts and business cards on my desk on his way to his office. From each business card, I’d type a ROLODEX® card (with a manual typewriter no less.) If it was someone cool, I’d make two. One for David and one for Jay.