was impressed with the research that went into Sharla A. Stewart's
June/02 article on the consulting profession ("So
who wants to be a consultant?"), specifically
that not only did she cite my long-out-of-print book on the subject,
The Business Healers, but she also correctly identified
me as having attended the University of Chicago (X'59).
hung out a lot on campus around that time. Actually, I attended
the Laboratory Schools for two of my high-school years, attended
Carleton College, then returned to enroll in graduate school in
the art department, leaving after a year because I was drafted
into the Army. After discharge I worked for two years as assistant
editor for the Kiwanis Magazine, then thought I would return
to the Midway (1959) to get a master's degree in English, so I
could get a job as a teacher and support a part-time writing career.
Unfortunately, after about a year I started to get incompletes
in all my classes. I had begun to get so many magazine writing
assignments, I could no longer keep up with my class work. It
was at this point that I decided, maybe I don't need that extra
spent many happy hours at Stagg Field running with Coach Ted Haydon's
University of Chicago Track Club. Although I have written for
the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic,
Playboy, and many other magazines and published 33 books,
I am probably best known for my writing in Runner's World.
I am now employed as a training consultant for the LaSalle Bank,
albeit teaching runners how to train for the bank's marathon.
If any Chicago alumni have a marathon in their future, they can
find my training schedules on www.halhigdon.com.
Michigan City, Indiana