Michael Mooney

Michael J. Mooney is a journalist who writes for D Magazine, GQ, ESPN: The Magazine, Outside, SUCCESS and Popular Mechanics. He is co-director of the annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. His stories have appeared in multiple editions of The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Crime Reporting. He lives in Dallas with his fiancée, Tara, and their retired racing greyhound.

Articles by Michael Mooney

When Scooter Braun’s Dad Called Him a Liar

When Scooter Braun’s Dad Called Him a Liar

The talent manager learned an important lesson at a young age.

October 10, 2017

Scooter Braun Stands Up

The man behind pop stars like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande seeks to make a difference.

October 9, 2017
The Interesting Thing About Wolf Blitzer

The Interesting Thing About Wolf Blitzer

How does someone remain so consistent in a career that has spanned more than three decades?

September 7, 2017
3 Places You Shouldn’t Bring Your Smartphone

3 Places You Shouldn’t Bring Your Smartphone

Simon Sinek argues against the age of hyper-connectedness.

July 25, 2017
The Beautiful Mind of Simon Sinek

The Beautiful Mind of Simon Sinek

Inside the leadership guru's eccentric writing process

July 11, 2017
Simon Sinek: The Secret to Leadership and Millennials Is Simply Purpose

Simon Sinek: The Secret to Leadership and Millennials Is Simply Purpose

We have millions of disaffected but purpose-driven young people who need to be treated with dignity, as individuals not numbers.

July 10, 2017
The Jocko Willink Way

The Jocko Willink Way

The former Navy SEAL commander lives by a simple philosophy: Discipline equals freedom.

March 13, 2017