Greg Lindsay Hangs Out In Airports, Fast Company Becomes Latest Victim

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FishbowlNY contributing editor Greg Lindsay writes for a lot of media outlets. And he lately writes about airports, having spent roughly 17 years living in them for for AdAge. The latest victim: Fast Company, which hands Lindsay 10 pages and 3,700 words in its current issue for him to wax poetic about Detroit’s airport, among other, bigger socio-economic points.

Not only a writer — Lindsay’s his own p.r. machine, as evidenced by this e-mail:

You’re receiving this email because I thought you might like to read it, and because I’m immensely proud of it. This has been an obsession of mine for the last few years, and I’m very pleased to see it come to fruition in the pages of Fast Company. So I’m also writing to ask your help: if you would please pass this link along to people with toeholds in other media — TV, radio, print, blogs, you name it — who can help publicize this story and this idea, I would greatly appreciate it.

Someone please book him on the Today Show already.

Unrelated to Lindsay’s piece specifically, UnBeige gushes that the current issue is “better than BusinessWeek, maybe better than Wired.” But probably because it was a “design” issue.

Lindsay’s full, airport-screened e-mail:


—–Original Message—–
From: Greg Lindsay
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 4:10 PM
To: Greg Lindsay
Cc: Sophie Donelson
Subject: “Rise of the Aerotropolis,” in the July/August issue of Fast
Company

Hello everyone,

My apologies for the mass email, but I just wanted to share with you the story I recently wrote for Fast Company about the “Aerotropolis” — the mega-airport cities being built around the world (predominantly in Asia) that effectively represent the urban planning principles of globalization. It’s one thing to declare “the world is flat” and that in the future, we’ll all communicate with our assistants in India via email. It’s something else altogether to build cities of a half-million residents or more in Dubai, Thailand, South Korea, and especially China that exist only to produce goods for the developed world and ship them out via air freight as quickly
and as cheaply as possible.

The story just became publicly available on Fast Company’s Web site today, and you can find it here: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/107/aerotropolis.html

You’re receiving this email because I thought you might like to read it, and because I’m immensely proud of it. This has been an obsession of mine for the last few years, and I’m very pleased to see it come to fruition in the pages of Fast Company. So I’m also writing to ask your help: if you would please pass this link along to people with toeholds in other media — TV, radio, print, blogs, you name it — who can help publicize this story and this idea, I would greatly appreciate it. And, of course, I’d very much like to know what you think.

Thank you all very much….

Sincerely,

Greg