Black Hills State University senior David Henry has found his voice on a national
business blog. For the past two months, the finance and economics major has penned three articles for the Motley Fool blog, a national site that offers news analysis and commentary for investors of all kinds.
Henry, who also works as an office assistant for BHSU’s School of Business, published his first article, “Double Down or Bust,” in August. The article focused on Microsoft’s release of Windows 8 as well as the multinational company’s partnership with Nokia. In his two other articles, published this month, Henry writes about the need for businesses to evolve. In the first, he discusses how Best Buy needs to evolve with the changing technology and how partnering with online retailer Amazon could revive its dismal earnings, and the second touches on the future of Netflix and the competition it faces.
Henry, who also has a personal blog, came upon a link to the Motley Fool by accident. He submitted an article he had written for his own blog and the editors picked it up. His other two articles also got picked up. Henry receives a small stipend for each published article, but he says the name exposure means much more. Henry hopes to make writing or possibly speaking on business news a career. “It would be a perfect job,” he says.
Henry, whose pen name is SpokenLegacy, writes in his free time on anything he feels passionate about which usually includes something from the business world. He already has several ideas for his next entry and plans to submit one once a month.
Henry‘s online name, “SpokenLegacy”, came to him after watching the movie “300.” Before the last battle, Leonidas asked one of his injured Spartans to go back home and tell the story of what transpired on the battlefield. In the end, that Spartan told the story to others and the word spread. "’SpokenLegacy’ is my hopeful wish that, one day, I'll do something that is worth repeating and telling to others,” Henry says.
He also recently co-authored a peer-reviewed research project with one of the professors.
Go to http://beta.fool.com/spokenlegacy to read Henry’s published works.
According to its website, The Motley Fool, founded in 1993 in Alexandria, Va., by brothers David and Tom Gardner, is a multimedia financial-services company dedicated to building the world's greatest investment community. The company's name was taken from Shakespeare, whose wise fools both instructed and amused, and could speak the truth to the king -- without getting their heads lopped off.