While overseas, he worked at several English papers, including in Beijing, and travelled to India. When he returned to Toronto, he was "covering pot-holes." But then made his way to the Globe -- the time Blackberry was going into "death spiral."
He set up his own bureau in Waterloo. Eventually, he argued they should get to Africa to tell the story of "why it was cool to own a Blackberry in Nigeria." He saw a lot of crazy things.
Finishing his six-month leave of absence, he was hired for the Globe's new Asia-Pacific gig. He re-located to Vancouver.
Marlow had one of the last interviews with then-finance minister Jim Flaherty while covering the G20 in Australia. It was his first big assignment in the role.
He recently returned from a major three-week assignment covering India's elections
If you're a young journalist in school and the New York Times doesn't publish your op-ed, Marlow says there are other avenues for getting published.
Marlow says his "shtick" is taking complicated business angles and digging out the human interest story.