Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson is the former senior editor of SUCCESS magazine, an Emmy Award-winning writer and founder of Anderson Content Consulting. She helps experts, coaches, consultants and entrepreneurs to discover their truth, write with confidence, and share their stories so they can transform their past into hope for others. Learn more at and on Facebook.

Profiles in Greatness: Benjamin Franklin

By Amy Anderson | January 3, 2010

No single word can describe Benjamin Franklin. He was a publisher and author, a scientist and inventor, a civic leader, a diplomat and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Today, he is remembered for his wit, wisdom and perseverance in the face of adversity. “From a child I was fond of reading, and all…

Profiles in Greatness: The Kennedy Legacy

By Amy Anderson | November 2, 2009

The Kennedy family has been called American royalty. Their story has become legend, and their history, full of tragedy and triumph, has been a lesson in public service for generations. Because, no matter what you may think of politicians, many who serve in public office do so out of a desire to serve their fellow…

Profiles in Greatness: Thomas Edison

By Amy Anderson | August 3, 2009

When he was 21, Thomas Alva Edison patented the first of 1,093 inventions in the United States. He brought the world sustained electric light, recorded music, motion pictures and the first modern research laboratory. But in addition to his brilliance in the lab, Edison was an entrepreneur, a man who understood the most important personal-development…

Entrepreneurs are in the Driver’s Seat

By Amy Anderson | June 11, 2009

OK, first let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room: the recession. We’re in one. It’s frustrating and sometimes scary. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get to the real issue: you. You are where you are today because of your choices. Sure, recessions, layoffs and stock tumbles have happened before and…

Profiles in Greatness – George Washington Carver

By Amy Anderson | June 1, 2009

George Washington Carver took control of his destiny at an early age. Born into slavery, the boy without a name overcame prejudice and poverty to dedicate his life to helping others achieve a livelihood, and with it, a sense of self-worth and dignity. “There is no shortcut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation—veneer isn’t worth…