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Patriots Fan Focus: Author Kristen Fischer: Helping others succeed by using Patriots analogies

Kristen Fischer is a Patriots fan, and an author from Point Pleasant, New Jersey. She recently released a business book for creative professionals titled, When Talent Isn’t Enough: Business Basics for the Creatively Inclined.  Kristen became a Patriots fan in 2006 when her friend Brian explained football in a way that finally made sense to her. He was a little shocked when she chose the Patriots as her team instead of his team—the Giants. (Ironically, Kristen grew up minutes from the stadium!) Since then, she’s been a devout fan and attended a training camp at Gillette Stadium—also known as her “best vacation ever.” Her favorite player is Tom Brady, but Kristen is very fond of the now-disbanded “little guys”—Wes Welker, Danny Woodhead and Julian Edelman.

Kristen’s devotion to the Patriots is what lead to the many analogies in her new business book When Talent Isn’t Enough.

When drawing up analogies for her book, she automatically thought about football—and the Patriots in particular. In the marketing chapter, for example, she relates tailoring your business pitches to the right prospects, the same way that Tom Brady focuses on the receiver whom he thinks can pull in the ball. Football is mentioned elsewhere in the book, and Kristen also put a thank-you message to the team in the book’s acknowledgements.

“To me, it was important for the Patriots to know how much they can impact people’s lives both on and off the field,” says Kristen, who has a cat named Brady and another one with the middle name of Wes.

“I believe in the Patriots and what they stand for, the same way that I believe in my work as a self-employed writer. So in putting out a book to other self-employed people, it was vital to make it easily relatable and incorporate aspects of my personality. One of the things that’s huge to me is the Patriots—so they had to have a special place in my book…it’s my baby, and in many ways, so is the team!”

Kristen podcasts about freelance life at and often mentions the Patriots in the podcast. Because she can relate just about anything to football and always wants to give the team a shout-out! When Talent Isn’t Enough was published this year by Career Press and Fischer was delighted to have Newman Communinications   in Boston handle publicity. Anything for a tie to New England. Pick up When Talent Isn’t Enough: Business Basics for the Creatively Inclined at bookstores nationwide or on Amazon. It is written by someone who wants to see other creative people succeed in running their own businesses just as much as she wants to see the team take home another Super Bowl title!

Here is a highlight video of her Favorite Patriot: Tom Brady (Includes Touchdowns to all her favorite little guys too)

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