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    • michaelnagler

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Michael Nagler's blog post When Protest Turns Violent

      I think the most interesting point in this article is that we need, "a clean separation between serious protestors and the undisciplined."  That would really help media be more sympathetic to the cause.

      December 20, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      Sixty Seconds to Make Them Care

      Did you know decision-makers invest in countless bad ideas every single year? Do you have any idea how many fantastic ideas are ignored by decision-makers? And did you know there’s one simple way to solve that problem? Authors who can’t get publishers-- nonprofits who can’t get donations-- en...

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      December 8, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      Do you believe in the triumph of truth, justice, and localism?

      Last week, I attended BALLE’s conference on the growing Localist Movement. Localists shop at Main Street stores and farmer’s markets instead of Wall Street’s big box stores and malls. But the movement is much more than a preference for high-quality, artisan products; localists passionately beli...

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      December 8, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Charlotte Ashlock's blog post Signing more diverse authors

      To be honest, this comment is just to test and make sure the new website is working, not to further the discussion....

      December 6, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Charlotte Ashlock's blog post Why Leaders Should Celebrate Disobedience

      Neal's story makes me happy

      December 6, 2014

    • Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Jeevan Sivasubramaniam's blog post Five Lies Writers Are Told

      A humorous and insightful blog as always. 

      December 6, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      Why Leaders Should Celebrate Disobedience

      The darkest side of obedience When Ira Chaleff came to present his book, Intelligent Disobedience, at the BK office, we realized it was more than a book to him: it was a lifelong mission. “You have to know something about my background,” Ira  began, looking around at all of us. ...

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      November 7, 2014

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    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock posted a blog post

      Law Prof Says Lawbreakers Are Heroes

      A scientist & a law professor (Fritjof Capra & Ugo Mattei) are teaming up to write The Ecology of Law, which denounces the law for being too much like a machine. The law really should be like a living system that exists to serve humans & the natural world. Their erudite and exhausti...

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      November 1, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Charlotte Ashlock's blog post Communication Style that promotes diversity & inclusion

      Those are some really great suggestions.  Thank you Jennifer.  

      October 29, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Charlotte Ashlock's blog post Signing more diverse authors

      What about partnerships between US and foreign authors?   You'd sign up "buddies" who have related books.   US author promotes their book and book of their foreign buddy at same time.    Foreign author promotes their book and book of their US buddy.  Everybody wi... ...Read more

      October 29, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Charlotte Ashlock's blog post Signing more diverse authors

      Thanks Julie!  I think dense jargon and excessive academic terminology excludes 95% of everyone ever.  That's why I feel passionate about minimizing it. 

      October 29, 2014

    • Berrett-Koehler Staff

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Berrett-Koehler Staff's blog post BK Reason for Being

      Socratic method is good!

      "Their" refers to both authors & readers....

      What about our packaging is different & better:  attention-getting and actionable (as I said.)   What else?  Our packaging adds credibility and gravitas, especially in the community... ...Read more

      October 27, 2014

    • Berrett-Koehler Staff

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Berrett-Koehler Staff's blog post BK Reason for Being

      We help authors enlist readers in their quest for growth and equality, by packaging author's ideas in a way that is both attention-getting and actionable. 

      October 27, 2014

    • Berrett-Koehler Staff

      Charlotte Ashlock commented on Berrett-Koehler Staff's blog post BK Reason for Being

      Or here's another version, more based on David's ideas:   We exist to serve people dedicated to growth and equality, by helping them spread their ideas. 

      October 27, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      Taking on the Influencer Myth

      Originally posted on Weaving Influence as a guest post. The Influencer Myth, Part One: Getting the attention of an influential celebrity is the recipe for instant fame (no hard work necessary!) I keep reading blogs for social media beginners that tell them to “court influencers.” The b...

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      July 18, 2014

    • David Marshall

      David Marshall commented on Charlotte Ashlock's wall:

      Hello, Miss Charlotte!

    • David Marshall

      David Marshall commented on Charlotte Ashlock's wall:

      Hello, Miss Charlotte!

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock posted a blog post

      The Power of Optimism in a Pessimistic World

      Tired of reporting blood and guts Once upon a time a young man named Jurriaan Kamp worked as a free-lance journalist in war-torn areas. One day he realized that the more bombs fell and the more people were horribly injured, the more he got paid. That’s when he began to suspect there was some...

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      May 19, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      The Basics of a Good Online Presence

      Here are some checklists to ensure you've covered the basics of building your online presence. OPTIMIZING YOUR WEBSITE FOR THE PUBLICATION DATE OF YOUR BOOK Do you need web design help? Who’s the person taking the lead on your website? Is there a way to get the domain name for your book titl...

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      May 9, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      Self-Publishing or Traditional Publishing- Why Not Pursue Both?

      An Interview With A Successful Indie Author By Charlotte Ashlock, Digital Producer & Editor Disclaimer: the opinions stated below are the opinions of the person being interviewed, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. I was ...

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      May 9, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      Measuring Progress on the BK Mission

      Measuring Progress on the BK Mission Based on a conversation with Marc Epstein & Kristi Yuthas 1. How to measure a social mission? Many of the authors who publish with Berrett-Koehler are inspired by the company’s mission, “A community dedicated to creating a world that works f...

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      May 8, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock posted a blog post

      5 Ways to Be More Like Leonardo

      With Downloadable Self-Improvement Plan Are geniuses born, or are they made? The word genius (like the word genie) comes from the Latin word for guardian spirit. The Romans believed that if you were chosen by a powerful guardian spirit, you would become a person of great ...

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      May 6, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      Death to Lame and Pointless Meetings

      What if someone told you that you had a duty to stop attending pointless meetings? How would you react? Hip hip hooray? Break out the confetti? Well, a pair of highly respected business consultants told us a story of a leader who did that very thing on their Berrett-Koehler Author Day for ...

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      May 5, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      How Do You Get Books Published?

      Image Source Try Smarter, Not Harder We’ve all been inspired by tales of famous authors like Steven King wallpapering their rooms with rejection slips. The problem with such stories, is that they imply the secret to getting published is just to try over and over again. But trust me, mindless...

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      March 24, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      Five Reasons Appreciative Inquiry Will Get Your Organization Out of the Rat Race and Into the Cheetah Race

      Image Source Wisdom from The Appreciative Inquiry Summit: A Practitioner’s Guide for Leading Large-Group Change (by James D. Ludema, Diana Whitney, Bernard J Mohr & Thomas J. Griffin)Sourced from Chapter Thirteen: The Promise of the Appreciative Organization “The Appreciative Inquiry Summi...

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      March 21, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      5 Ways to Fund Your Start-Up Without Losing Control

      Image Source Wisdom from the Hungry Start-Up Strategy: Creating New Ventures With Limited Resources and Unlimited Vision Based on Chapter Three: Raising Capital;Maintain Your Fighting Weight "When it comes to hungry start-up strategy, there is often no more compelling trade-off than the o...

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      March 21, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      What If We Took Business Inspiration From Quantum Physics?

      Image Source Wisdom from The Art of Quantum Planning: Lessons from Quantum Physics for Breakthrough Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership , by Gerald Harris Sourced from Chapter 9: Organizations as Energy Systems Back in the days of Newtonian Physics, people believed in a clockwork universe....

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      March 21, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      Is “Business Class” the New Aristocracy?

      Image Source: Tulane University Five Reasons Why the MBA Rule is Bad For Companies and Countries Wisdom from Managers Not MBAs: A hard look at the soft practice of managing and management development , by Henry Mintzberg.Sourced from: Chapter 6: Wrong Consequences IV: Corruption of Social In...

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      March 21, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      Bring Your Dream to Life with a Value-Based Business

      Image Source Five Things Every Social Entrepreneur Needs to Know Wisdom from True to Yourself: Leading a Values-Based Business , by Mark Albion. Sourced from: Chapter 3: Turn Your Values into Value Sometimes, it seems life is nothing but a series of unacceptable compromises. Why do so many ...

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      March 21, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      How to Get Lone Wolves to Work Collaboratively

      Image Source Wisdom from Collaborative Intelligence: Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems , by J. Richard Hackman. Sourced from Chapter 11: Intelligence Teams in Context. James Bond wasn’t much of a team player. Unfortunately, pretty much everyone in the modern day intelligence industry has t...

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      March 21, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      Did You Ever Have an “Evil Boss”?

      Image Source Steve Arneson, former executive and leadership coach, asked all of us, “How many of you have ever had a terrible boss?” He nodded knowingly as hands went up all around the room. (Can’t most people answer “Yes” to that question?) Then Steve told a story about a terrible boss he’...

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      March 21, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock posted a blog post

      When Corporations Rule the World, They Shouldn’t Have Drones

      Unrestrained Technological Power Over a decade ago, David Korten used his best-selling book When Corporations Rule the World to warn us of the perils of unchecked corporate power. Activists like Jeffrey Clements (author of Corporations Are Not People ) have worked tireles...

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      March 7, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock posted a blog post

      Warnings from Whistleblowers

      What the Government Hasn't Told You By Kathryn Schuyler Since June 2013, when Edward Snowden first leaked NSA secrets to the press, there has been a flurry of concern among American citizens about the extent of the U.S. government in private affairs. On April 14th 2014, Berret...

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      March 6, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock posted a blog post

      BK Goes to DBW Conference

      David Marshall, Vice President of Editorial and Digital at Berrett-Koehler, attended the Digital Book World conference (DBW) in New York City on January 14-15, 2014. For all of you bookworms interested in the future of published literature, here are my takeaways from David’s conferenc...

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      March 6, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock posted a blog post

      Other Subsidary Rights

      What Book Rights Do We Sell Besides Foreign Rights and Audiobook Rights? Electronic Rights: These are not to be confused with the distribution of a book in electronic format (e-book). We talk about electronic rights when we license a work to another party to deliver in electronic format. We only...

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      March 5, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      Foreign Translation Rights

      How does selling foreign rights work? At Berrett-Koehler we have a very active foreign translations operation. Our books are routinely translated into several languages, and, unless the subject area of the book is of little interest to foreign publishers, we can guarantee that a book will be tra...

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      March 5, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock posted a blog post

      Seven Tips for Selling Books Overseas

      By Johanna Vondeling On a recent trip to Singapore, I met with our partners at McGraw-Hill Asia, which distributes our English-language print editions in that part of the world. I was pleased to see that Berrett-Koehler books were amply represented on Singapore bookstore shelves, and de...

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      March 5, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock posted a blog post

      Search Engine Optimization for the Brave at Heart

      I'm sure everyone would love to be the number one Google search result in their field. The question is how? If you search for "SEO tips," it can be hard to separate the gold from the dross. Everyone's peddling their own crackpot theory, not to mention all ...

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      March 5, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock posted a blog post

      Introverted Leaders

      Who is an introverted leader? A leader who works best while remaining in the background, allowing her/his proactive team members brainstorm and think of innovative ideas and efficient plans of action, is an introverted leader. Such a leader is characterised by listening more and talking less...

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      March 5, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

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      Walk a Mile in Their Shoes? Try NO Shoes

      Ideals from The Arbinger Institute’s The Anatomy of Peace. This world needs more peace and less conflict. When you listen to the news, you hear a slew of reports about new civil wars, murders, and unrest across the globe. It's difficult to feel any hope sometimes after hearin...

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      March 5, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock posted a blog post

      How to Create More Time

      Wisdom from Laura Stack’s book What to Do When There’s Too Much to Do So you’re busy. In fact, you have so much to do that you probably don’t even have time to be reading this article so you’re multi-tasking by eating your lunch, typing up a memo, and checking...

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      March 5, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock posted a blog post

      Is It Really Good to be Green?

      Or are we really just being green to be good? Earth Day Blog by Katie Sheehan I know for a fact that here at Berrett-Koehler there is a huge desire on the part of the staff to be “green.” We all spend an inordinate amount of time standing around staring at the three recycl...

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      March 5, 2014

    • Charlotte Ashlock

      Charlotte Ashlock is now a member of Berrett-Koehler Community

    Favorite BK Books

    A Peacock in the Land of Penguins

    Do you ever feel like a peacock in a land of penguins? Wonder what to do about standing out?

    Be the Hero

    Would you like to discover the stories about yourself that inspire you to greater heights?



    Favorite Books not published by BK

    Cordelia's Honor

    Cordelia's Honor

    I'm most passionate about: diversity & inclusion, environmentalism, creativity, justice, empathy

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