One of the most aggravating assignments I ever had in my writing career was interviewing a local marlineer for a saltwater publication. The guy and his boat were very well thought of in the billfish community, so I really thought I would get something worthwhile for my story.
But his response was not to provide even the suggestion of a tip. Instead, his answer to virtually every query regarding successful marlin angling was: “Information.” Apparently, only the guy with the best contacts wins.
Juxtapose that to former U.S. Open winner (more…)