Paul Keegan

Paul Keegan - Ghostwriter Tick

New York, New York, United States

I am the co-author of UNCONTAINABLE with Kip Tindell of The Container Store, a book editor for New Word City, and a freelance journalist.

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Overview

I had been writing long feature stories for the top U.S. magazines for twenty-five years – The New York Times magazine, Fortune, GQ, Esquire, Outside, Men’s Journal, Money, Details – when I approached Kip Tindell, co-founder of The Container Store, about ghostwriting his remarkable story of turning a little shop in Dallas into a beloved national brand.

The result was UNCONTAINABLE (Hachette, 2014), which been called "the best book about corporate culture in a decade" (Inc.), one of "5 best business books" (Fortune), and “One of the great entrepreneurial and humanistic adventures in business history" (Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines).

I now spend my time ghostwriting, editing for the e-book publisher New Word City, writing occasional magazine pieces, playing trumpet with the Blue Soul Jazz Trio, and enjoying my lovely family - my wife, the professional Latin ballroom champion Tatiana Keegan, and our daughter.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Computers & Internet
Entertainment
History
Music
Self-help & Self-improvement
Technology

Awards

  • National Magazine Award
  • Henry R. Luce award (Time, Inc.)
  • Best Media Criticism, Society of Professional Journalists
  • John Barlow Martin Award, Northwestern University School of Journalism

Work experience

Senior Editor

New Word City
November, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

I edit and do major revisions to biographies being re-issued as e-books by New Word City. I have completed a biography of Katharine Hepburn and am currently working on Ingrid Bergman.

Contributing Writer

Inc. magazine
January, 2014 – Present (over 5 years)

I write long feature stories and web content for Inc. magazine. My November, 2015 cover story about Dan Price, the entrepreneur who created a $70,000 minimum wage at his Seattle company, received over a million hits.

Freelance writer

The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Money, Business 2.0, Outside, Gentleman's Quarterly, Esquire, Details
January, 1994 – Present (over 25 years)

I have written lengthy feature cover stories for The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Money, Business 2.0, Outside, Gentleman's Quarterly, Esquire, Details, and other top national magazines in the United States

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Uncontainable

Kip Tindell

"You're going to sell what? Empty Boxes?"Back in 1978, Kip Tindell (Chairman & CEO of The Container Store) and his partners had the vision that people were eager to find solutions to save both space and time - and they were definitely onto something. A new category of the retailing industry was born - storage and organization. Today, with stores nationwide and with more than 5,000 loyal employ... read more

"You're going to sell what? Empty Boxes?"Back in 1978, Kip Tindell (Chairman & CEO of The Container Store) and his partners had the vision that people were eager to find solutions to save both space and time - and they were definitely onto something. A new category of the retailing industry was born - storage and organization. Today, with stores nationwide and with more than 5,000 loyal employ... read more

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