All That Glitters

What I learned from years observing wealth.

It wasn’t until the stoic German executive popped open the champagne and began drinking straight from the bottle that I feared we might die in the next few minutes. We were approaching Florence airport but the air-traffic controller wasn’t responding. We were lower on fuel than anyone aboard would have liked, and while some people might have respected a $40…

--

--

--

Writer, editor, author of 'Maxine Unleashes Doomsday' and 'Boise Longpig Hunting Club.'

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Family Feeling On and Off the Football Field

In-demand Jobs that require no degree

Saturday Cup of Joe: a lending and tech(ish) newsletter from Detroit

# Imposter Syndrome > a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their skills, talents…

Presentation Software Mentimeter

Top 9 Candidate Sourcing Best Practices

Marketing And Communications Graduates: It’s Now Time To Market Yourselves

Why Bezos, Branson and Musk Are Wrong to Banish PowerPoint

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Nick Kolakowski

Nick Kolakowski

Writer, editor, author of 'Maxine Unleashes Doomsday' and 'Boise Longpig Hunting Club.'

More from Medium

What I learned about Visiting my Native Country after 2 years in Japan

Get Away From Your Phone: Are Phones Our New Gods?

More on Reason Evidence is Proof

Closure Is Vastly Overrated. Hear Me Out