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  • Think Like A Drag Queen

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    Think Like A Drag Queen

    We all want to be fabulous. But too often we let fear and self-doubt derail us from pursuing our passions and accomplishing our biggest goals. This was the situation Jackie Huba found herself in. At the lowest point in her life she serendipitously stumbled upon the wonderful world of drag queens,...

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    May 27, 2016

  • Rest in Peace Jamie Showkeir

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    Rest in Peace Jamie Showkeir

    In Memoriam by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, EditorialJamie was much loved by a large community and I have read countless heartfelt pieces attesting to his heart, his generosity, his spirit. Those are all wonderful, but they say nothing more than what could be said about the thousand...

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    August 17, 2015

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  • Devora Zack in The Washington Post

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    Devora Zack in The Washington Post

    Devora Zack's Networking for People Who Hate Networking hit number 7 on the Nonfiction/General bestsellers list in late November, according to this list by the Washington Post.  See the rest of the list at The Washington Post website.

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    December 15, 2014

  • Jeffrey Ashe in the New York Times

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    Jeffrey Ashe in the New York Times

    At a time when news about Africa has been dominated by Ebola, it’s worth observing that a highly encouraging change has been quietly spreading across the continent. Over the past five years, the number of Africans — mainly women — who have joined village-based savings and loan associations has so...

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    December 12, 2014

  • Madeline Coates

    Berrett-Koehler Staff commented on Madeline Coates's blog post What's the coolest digital publishing product you've seen so far?

    At the Bookbuilder's lecture I had the chance to talk to Nolan Myers, of Inkling, a company that creates a proprietary platform for textbook ebooks. It is a great piece of software, that addresses many of the failures of epub, at least where academic texts are concerned. It allows embedded diagra... ...Read more

    October 31, 2014

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

    I think it's time for a phone call. Who would you like to have on it from BK and/or from other places? The discussion we should have (IMHO) is what big promise BK can make that the world (and BK's primary outcome owners) truly care about. Personally, I'd like to expand the discussion aroun... ...Read more

    October 27, 2014

  • Berrett-Koehler Staff

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

    Hope you don't mind the Perry Mason-like line of questions ;-) who does 'their' refer to? how do you do packaging differently and better than anyone else?

    October 27, 2014

  • Berrett-Koehler Staff

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

    Who, specifically does 'people' refer to? How do we (BK) help them spread their ideas (specifically)?

    October 27, 2014

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

    Book may just be the packaging (as you've indicated below). What BK does that adds value to the entire community (idea havers, idea packagers, idea consumers/users, and those they help) needs to come into focus. ...Read more

    October 27, 2014

  • Berrett-Koehler Staff

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

    Hi Charlotte, Shorter is usually sweeter. Can you expand on the "HOW" part of spreading ideas. Also, whom do you serve? authors, readers, both, someone else?

    October 27, 2014

  • Dianne Platner

    Berrett-Koehler Staff commented on Dianne Platner's blog post Did you attend BK Makes a Future?

    Honestly, I'm not exactly sure what was derived from conversations about the brand. There was much talk about building it, but I never heard specific tactics of how that was to be done, through I believe many talked generally about marketing strategies and upping our social media presence, etc. W... ...Read more

    October 27, 2014

  • Dianne Platner

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    I don't see a column to the right with a "Pages" headline. I'm interested to see the strategies!

    October 27, 2014

  • Dianne Platner

    Berrett-Koehler Staff commented on Dianne Platner's blog post What are the objectives for building the brand?

    I'm glad you started this conversation because this was one of my burning questions in the staff meeting this morning. What exactly is the goal? It's a rather broad concept that I'm still trying to digest, but I'd like to share my thoughts as a foundation for the conversation. My assumption is th... ...Read more

    October 27, 2014

  • Fritjof Capra on The Ecology of Law

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    Fritjof Capra on The Ecology of Law

    The Ecology of Law Fritjof Capra Presentation for Author's Day I am a physicist, systems theorist, and author. I have written about 10 books, two of them published by BK. In all these books, I have really explored a single theme: the fundamental change of world view, or change of paradigms, ...

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    October 22, 2014

  • Ken Blanchard in Fast Company

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    October 20, 2014

  • Michael Edesess in InvestmentNews

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    October 20, 2014

  • Marilee Adams in The School Library Journal

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    October 20, 2014

  • Dennis Reina in Diversity MBA

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    October 20, 2014

  • Betsy Polk and Maggie Chotas in Investor's Business Daily

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    October 20, 2014

  • Nadya Zhexebayeva in CHOICE

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    Nadya Zhexebayeva in CHOICE

    Working at the intersection of innovation, leadership, and sustainable growth, Zhexembayeva, coauthor of Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage (CH, Nov'11, 49-1566), presents a viable strategy for sustainable business that addresses the economic need to deal with resource sc...

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    October 20, 2014

  • Maya Schenwar in Publisher's Weekly

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    Maya Schenwar in Publisher's Weekly

    The American prison system, with by far the largest number of incarcerated men and women in the world (fully 25% of the world's prison population), also impacts millions of Americans with loved ones behind bars. Schenwar, editor-in-chief of social justice–oriented news site Truthout, is one of th...

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    October 20, 2014

  • Joseph W. Weiss in Midwest Book Review

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    October 20, 2014

  • B. Joseph White in Investor's Business Daily

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    B. Joseph White in Investor's Business Daily

    You know the values you want your firm to uphold. But how do you get others to make them a priority, too? Set the tone at the top, and you'll get employees to follow your lead. That's vital whether you're sitting on the board or running things day to day. Here's how to do it: (Read more at Inves...

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    October 20, 2014

  • Karen Hough in Midwest Book Review

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    Karen Hough in Midwest Book Review

    Be the Best Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes, and Win Them Over debunks myths about presenting and offers controversial insights on how presenters can make more effective impact by rejecting rules and incorporating passion into their work. She explains how commonly-held notions of h...

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    October 20, 2014

  • Steve Arneson in Midwest Book Review

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    Steve Arneson in Midwest Book Review

    What Your Boss Really Wants From You: 15 Insights to Improve Your Relationship provides a fine guide from a top executive coach who shows how to find answers to fifteen questions that will enable a better understanding of a boss's leadership style and goals. Examples from real life pair with deta...

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    October 20, 2014

  • Karl Ronn in The Economist

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    Karl Ronn in The Economist

    Karl Ronn is the former general manager of new business and vice president for research and development at Procter & Gamble. During his 30 years at P&G, he helped launch Swiffer, Febreze, Magic Eraser, Mr. Clean and other category-creating products. Today, as managing director of Innovati...

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    October 20, 2014

  • Tony Davila in Midwest Book Review

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    Tony Davila in Midwest Book Review

    The Innovation Paradox: Why Good Businesses Kill Breakthroughs and How They Can Change discusses major innovations that have stemmed from startups and small companies, and discuss the process by which success is achieved through these breakthroughs. Ironically, these very processes responsible fo...

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    October 20, 2014

  • Dan Sisson in Eastern 24/7

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    Dan Sisson in Eastern 24/7

    Longtime EWU adjunct professor Dan Sisson walks the walk when it comes to his passion for Thomas Jefferson. Sisson is admittedly obsessed with Jefferson, the nation’s third President, one of the Founding Fathers and a principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Sisson is a published sch...

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    October 20, 2014

  • Jonathan Rowe in The Washington Post

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    Jonathan Rowe in The Washington Post

    Ralph Nader wants liberals and conservatives to work together. In his new book, “Unstoppable,” he cites many instances in which such cooperation ought to be possible, at least theoretically. But the book’s greater value may lie in the opportunity to contemplate, almost half a century after he fir...

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    October 20, 2014

  • Awards: Humble Inquiry by Edgar Schein

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    Awards: Humble Inquiry by Edgar Schein

    Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling is the winner of the 2014 USD Department of Leadership Studies Outstanding Leadership Book Award! In recognition of leadership as a valued practice and the fact that people can be effective agents of change in whatever position they h...

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    October 15, 2014

  • Seth Adam Smith in Blogcritics

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    Seth Adam Smith in Blogcritics

    A reader may not be able to judge a book by its cover but when the disclaimer pages at the beginning of the book strike a chord, a reader can believe the book has a good message. That’s what happens with Seth Adam Smith’s new book, Your Life Isn’t For You: A Selfish Person’s Guide to Being Selfl...

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    October 6, 2014

  • Dick and Emily Axelrod in The Dallas Morning News

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    Dick and Emily Axelrod in The Dallas Morning News

    "Ugh — meetings. They’re where productivity goes to die, right?” Not if you follow the Axelrods’ Meeting Canoe approach. Their “narrow at the ends and wide in the middle” shape of a canoe allows a meeting to follow a defined pattern: Welcome, Connect, Discover, Elicit, Decide, Attend. The welcom...

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    October 6, 2014

  • Susan Fowler in Fast Company

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    Susan Fowler in Fast Company

    Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to motivate their employees. But when was the last time a mug with your company’s logo or a coffee shop gift card made you truly excited? Real motivation doesn’t come from external rewards--it comes from making some shifts in how you think about you...

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    October 6, 2014

  • Ryan Honeyman in Triple Pundit

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    Ryan Honeyman in Triple Pundit

    I first discovered the AND 1 mixtapes in the late 1990s. The mixtapes were a series of basketball “streetballing” videos, created by the popular basketball shoe and apparel company AND 1, that featured lightning-quick ball handling, acrobatic slam dunks and jaw-dropping displays of individual ta...

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    October 6, 2014

  • Marcia Reynolds in Forbes

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    Marcia Reynolds in Forbes

    Summer in our village, Sausalito, is packed with tourists. Some dawdle and gawk in the crosswalks. Thousands of others, on rented bikes, attempt to maneuver down the unfamiliar, narrow winding road into town and then ride up onto the sidewalks to get out of the way of cars. Meanwhile uber cyclis...

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    October 6, 2014

  • Peter Barnes in The Huffington Post

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    Peter Barnes in The Huffington Post

    This Labor Day, working families do not have much to celebrate when it comes to wages and job security. But we can celebrate the fact that the deteriorating conditions of work are finally breaking through into broad political consciousness. Item. Last week, the board of directors of Market Baske...

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    October 6, 2014

  • Jeff Clements on Fox News

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    Jeff Clements on Fox News

    Even if they are not the hippest foodies, most people who buy hamburger for a late summer cookout want to know the source of their ground beef. If not the specific farm or state or even region, whether the meat is American-raised or has traveled across the globe from who knows where matters to a ...

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    October 6, 2014

  • John Hope Bryant in USA Today

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    John Hope Bryant in USA Today

    "Poverty is a state of mind," said John Hope Bryant, the entrepreneur and founder of Operation HOPE. In his book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism, Bryant argued that improving lower-income Americans' financial literacy — and bringing them as customers into the financial services industry — will...

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    October 6, 2014

  • Dick Axelrod in the New York Times

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    Dick Axelrod in the New York Times

    "The meeting-gone-awry column drew plenty of responses. Possibly one thing that still unites us as a society is our dislike of bad meetings. I’m intrigued by this reader’s suggestion. Giving everyone a sense of agency in keeping meetings efficient sounds smart. But I suspect that in practice it ...

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    October 6, 2014

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