This cover story for Pacific Review magazine, on University of the Pacific's Institute for Family Business, was a fun departure from the science beat, and the editors did a beautiful job with the illustrations. Bonuses: I got to attend a fascinating program and search the internet so I could watch the opening segments of a few old Dallas episodes.
Feuding brothers. Extramarital affairs. A fiery end to the family mansion. Those may be plotlines from the fictional saga of a Texas oil clan in Dallas, the classic television show from the 1970s and '80s, but Douglas Box lived them. Life would imitate art as Box and his three older brothers, sons of oil-tycoon Cloyce Box… were drawn into the family business. Read more.