Tag Archives: Ross Murray

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Jerk Edition

I realized this summer that if I were to be true to my established publication intervals — You’re Not Going to Eat That, Are You? (2010), Don’t Everyone Jump At Once (2013), A Hole in the Ground (2016) — I … Continue reading

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A letter from your university development office

Dear alumnus/alumna/aluminum: Here at Ross Murray University, as we lounge in our yak-skin recliners vaping with impunity, surrounded by floodlit portraits of our beloved founder in various states of undress, we think of you, our former student, as you make … Continue reading

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Branding: Not Just for Cattle Anymore

Introduction: A New Ross Murray for a Sort of New Millennium The Ross Murray brand was first established over 50 years ago and has undergone several iterations – Bad Haircut Ross Murray, Artsy Ross Murray, Ladies’ Man Ross Murray (recalled), … Continue reading

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We be shillin’

So, when the revolution comes, which by my reckoning should be sometime next week, probably Thursday, depending on your time zone, you’re not going to want to read all those drab dystopian novels because you’ll be living them. Instead, what … Continue reading

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The heartbreak of creativity: a public service announcement

A version of this piece originally aired on CBC Radio’s “Breakaway.” You can hear the original audio version here. Hello, I’m Ross Murray, beloved columnist, salad dressing connoisseur and author of the best-selling self-help book Don’t Kid Yourself, Mister. Today, … Continue reading

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On interviews and intolerant views

We can learn a few things from watching this video shot at my book launch at the Haskell Free Library two weekends back. 1) If you’re the host/presenter/potential subject of an ambush interview at a public event, make sure all … Continue reading

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Sign on the line

Anna Scott: “Signed by the author, I see.” William Thacker: “Yeah, couldn’t stop him. If you can find an unsigned one, it’s worth an absolute fortune.” – Notting Hill, 1999 It’s an odd thing, the signing of books. It’s not … Continue reading

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