Creating a World That Works for All
Tom Hallock, BK friend and Associate Publisher at Beacon Press, recently read Steve Piersanti's 10 Awful Truths About Book Publishing. He thinks Steve makes good points AND he wanted to point out some good news for publishers amidst all the recent change in the industry. His ideas are spot-on and inspiring, and so I'm…Continue
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What’s it going to take for companies to be truly sustainable and green? What do you think? What do your company and your staff do to be “green?” Is your company sustainable?
Please tell us what you think in the comments below.
Added by Charlotte Ashlock on April 17, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments
Berrett-Koehler is currently engaged in a strategic planning process—“BK Makes the Future”—designed to help the company achieve growth and long-term sustainability. As part of that process, I composed this list to capture the many tumultuous forces now affecting authors and the publishing industry as a whole. BK and I gratefully welcome your feedback on this list. Is it complete? Which trends are most important? What are the implications of these trends for BK…Continue
Hi BKers! It's been a long time since the last one, but...my latest blog post is up! Enjoy a little bit of a Bonnie update, and a lot bit of info on soft Italian Cheeses.…
Yup it has finally happened...Repacking Your Bags now includes the need to reinvent yourself over and over even for Boomers! i
Richard Leider and co-author David Shapiro’s third edition of Repacking Your Bags is now available! In the first editions, Leider and Shapiro showed you how to live the good life, with the simple but powerful formula of “Living in the Place you belong, with the People you love, doing the Right Work, on Purpose.”
Now, the newly revised edition…Continue
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I had the privilege of seeing her demonstrate how the blocks are used and it was a great idea as far as I am concerned. I'm going to be using them for more than just writing but their original intention was to help…
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In my career consulting practice, I work with mid- to senior-level professional women in both the corporate arena, as well as in entrepreneurial, small business and private practice ventures. Every day, I see recurring patterns and themes around how women chronically undervalue or undermine themselves, leaving money on the table and sabotaging their own growth and success.
While I’m not an academic social researcher, I have seen…Continue
Added by Kathy Caprino on October 26, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments
Imagine leading the charge into battle and at the crest of the hill, turning around and discovering there are no troops behind you. This was the situation the leaders of Southern New England Telephone Company (SNET) faced in 1994 when Connecticut deregulated the local market.
SNET had been thrown into…Continue
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People, companies, and countries that don’t reinvent themselves every three-to-five years will get left behind.
--John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems
At the end of the nineteenth century, there was concern about the future of reading because people were spending so much time riding bicycles. New technology makes people think either/or instead of both/and. Publishing will continue to be a hybrid business, and it will flourish, online and off, as never before, if…
Added by Michael Larsen on August 7, 2012 at 1:15pm — No Comments
Last weekend, I went to the Historical Walk San Francisco with a group of people. One gentleman asked me my occupation.I answered that I am working in the publishing industry. "You are working in a dead world," he said, "but you still need a good editor though," I told him. He nodded his head and said "That's true." See, the publishing is not going to die.
Added by Ching Lee on July 30, 2012 at 9:01pm — No Comments
One of the most common themes of children’s literature is the idea that your deformity, the quality that isolates you from the group and makes you a subject of mockery, is not a deformity but a blessing in disguise. Rudolph saves Christmas with his red nose. The Ugly Duckling is ugly because he is bursting with the genes of graceful swanhood. Harry Potter may be a freak when he lives with the Dursleys, but he’s a hero extraordinare in the wizarding world.
This is the message all of us…Continue
Added by Charlotte Ashlock on July 30, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments
Raining here in Twin Cities this early Sunday Morning. Plans to hit the glorious bike trails around the 10,000 Lakes here in the City of Lakes have been changed to another day where plentiful sunshine is more of a friend than the slippery wet trails creating a "foe" situation. Got me thinking I should revisit my writing for my new online coaching program -geared to the topic of what is the Good Life @ Midlife and Beyond?
Added by Elizabeth Harrington on July 29, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments
Many thanks to Mike Crowley, Associate Director of Marketing at BK, for taking the great photos of the:
at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco and posting them on the BKcommunity.com website for all to…Continue
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The owner replied, condescendingly, “The window shade business, Mary.” Thinking to himself this conversation was a waste of time.
But undaunted, Mary asked again, “When someone walks…Continue
Added by Jesse Lyn Stoner on July 16, 2012 at 7:31pm — No Comments
We, at The TEAM Approach, are excited to announce the new Bookends Book Club web site. We still have a lot of ideas to enhance it and would welcome yours. You will note that the vast majority of books featured here are from BK. We have felt a kindred spirit growing through this "informal partnership" and look forward to interacting with many more BK authors over the coming years. This is truly an organization that walks the talk. Oh yes, the link: …Continue
Added by Rick Stamm on July 15, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments
When you have a vision, you know where you want to go and you can see your next steps – but you won’t be able to see the entire path.
Vision is not about the path, it’s about the destination. As you take each step, the next step becomes clear as long as you stay focused on your vision.
You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. ..~Martin Luther King, Jr.…Continue
Added by Jesse Lyn Stoner on July 15, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments
Uh Oh. When I first made the announcement that I would be leaving Berrett-Koehler to pursue my passion for artisanal cheese, I noted that it was too soon for emotional goodbyes and that I'd save those for later.…Continue
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