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  • Luis Gallardo

    Luis Gallardo commented on David Marshall's wall:

    Hi David. I love the work that you are doing. I feel that we can find many synergies with www.happinessagora.world. Would love to talk about it.

  • Sumita Sofat

    Sumita Sofat commented on David Marshall's wall:

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  • New Leadership Team at BK

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    New Leadership Team at BK

    In March of 2019, Berrett-Koehler Publishers announced that its Board of Directors selected David Marshall to be CEO and CFO and Johanna Vondeling to be President and Publisher. These positions took effect in May 2019.  David Marshall was previously the VP of Editorial and Digital and Johanna Von...

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    March 11, 2019

  • Sachin advisor

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  • BK Is Now Hiring!

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    BK Is Now Hiring!

    Looking to work for one of the coolest companies in the world (if I do say so myself)? We are hiring two exciting positions: Online Training Program Director Communications and Sales Assistant If you are interested and qualified, please apply.  Or if you know someone who is looking t...

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    January 19, 2019

  • BK Hiring New President/CEO/Publisher

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    BK Hiring New President/CEO/Publisher

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers is hiring a new President, CEO, and Publisher. Hear from our founder Steve Piersanti on this new chapter for BK. See job post, job description, and selection criteria. Spread the word! David

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    September 19, 2018

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  • BK 2017 Benefit Report & 2018 Impact Report

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    BK 2017 Benefit Report & 2018 Impact Report

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers is a B Corp and a Benefit Corporation. Click here to see our 2017 Benefit Report and our 2018 Impact Report. If you want more information about our experiences as a B Corp and/or Benefit Corporation, please contact me at [email protected]  We highly recommend the B L...

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    August 31, 2018

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  • Register Now for FREE Women's Leadership OnlineSummit

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    Register Now for FREE Women's Leadership OnlineSummit

    Join us FREE for Women's Leadership Online Summit on September 20-27, 2018 - LEADING CHANGE FROM WORK AND BEYOND: 8 Days to Grow Your Influence, Transform the Workplace, and Rewrite the Rules of Power.

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    August 24, 2018

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  • Together We Rise: BK to Host Women's Leadership Summit

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    Together We Rise: BK to Host Women's Leadership Summit

    This fall, we'll be hosting the Women's Leadership Online Summit  Here's a pre-announcment from my colleage Johanna Vondeling.  David

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    May 16, 2018

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  • Top-10 Bestselling Books in March 2018

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    Top-10 Bestselling Books in March 2018

    Our marketing department will be publishing our Top-10 list of bestsellers each month on the new BK Blog. Here's the debut list for March 2018: Find Your Next Read: Our Ten Bestselling Books in March Enjoy! David  

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    April 11, 2018

  • We're Hiring!

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    We're Hiring!

    BK Community - Help us grow. Berrett-Koehler is hiring three postions in three different deparments: 1) Director of Finance and Operations (operations department), 2) Project Manager, Online Training (editorial department), and 3) Produciton Assistant (design and prodution department). See all th...

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    April 6, 2018

  • BK Expands into Professional Publishing

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    BK Expands into Professional Publishing

    We've taken a major step forward in creating a world that works for all by purchasing Management Concepts Press. We have acquired 127 titles that cover topics on project management, federal acquisition and contracting, federal financial management, leadership, and public administration. As well a...

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    January 4, 2018

  • Servant Leadership Online Training Summit - Videos, Audios, Transcripts

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    Servant Leadership Online Training Summit - Videos, Audios, Transcripts

    11/8/17 UPDATE - Upgrade Package available for $497 10/28/17 UPDATE - Two Free Encore Days (10/28 & 10/29) with Top-5 voted speakers at Servant Leadership Online Training Summit includes 2 free gifts - Watch training sessions by Ken Blanchard, Liz Wiseman, Marshall Goldsmith, Cheryl Bachel...

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    September 22, 2017

  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers Acquires Management Concepts Press

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    Berrett-Koehler Publishers Acquires Management Concepts Press

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers is excited to announce the acquisition of Management Concepts Press. The sale went into effect July 1, 2017, and enables both organizations to focus on core mission priorities—Management Concepts continues to grow as a training and consulting solutions provider, and Ber...

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    August 3, 2017

  • Steve Piersanti

    David Marshall commented on Steve Piersanti's blog post How Berrett-Koehler Began

    Every company has an orgin story. Often they involve death of other organizatons or lifetime phases occasioning the birth of the new entity--with phoenixes rising from the ashes. The BK origin story fits this mold. It's a doozy!

    July 20, 2017

  • Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

    David Marshall commented on Jeevan Sivasubramaniam's blog post How to Not Get Tricked When Buying Leather Goods

    Good tips, Jeevan. From now on, I'll look for "Full-Grain Leather" and "Top-Grain Leather" and watch out of "Genuine Leather." I've bought many a belt that said "Genuine Leather" on the label. No wonder they fell apart so fast.

    May 9, 2017

  • Loving Our Daughters and Sons Throughout Life

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    Loving Our Daughters and Sons Throughout Life

    Fellow BK Community Parents, Many of you know about the family journals my wife Kate and I’ve been creating for 20+ years. Now we have a brand new one offering parents a fresh way to say “I love you” to their teenage or adult sons and daughters. The Book of You: For My Child, with Love (A Keep...

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    April 30, 2017

  • Publishers Weekly Magazine Profiles Berrett-Koehler's 25th Anniversary

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    Publishers Weekly Magazine Profiles Berrett-Koehler's 25th Anniversary

    Our founder and president Steve Piersanti just shared this good news with the BK staff: Hi All, The story in Publishers Weekly commemorating BK’s 25th anniversary is now available in print and online. Kudos to Katie for arranging this excellent story!  Highlighted in the story are BK’s...

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    April 29, 2017

  • READ ANY BOOK IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS

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    READ ANY BOOK IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS

    Five Simple Steps to Reading and Absorbing Nonfiction Books in a Half Hour Does your nightstand or coffee table look like this? If so, I’ve got a professionally-tested way to clear this book pile up for you.  I’m a book editor and must read 40-50 books per year for work, each of which averages...

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    April 19, 2017

  • mramos2@cca.edu

    David Marshall commented on MJ Ramos's blog post The Five Books I Am Sending President Trump (Hoping He Will Read Them)

    Great article, Melissa.  Yertle the Turtle was one of my favorite books growing up, because I got bullied a lot after school, and this Dr. Suess story gave me the courage to stand up the the bullies.  I also like your other selections. If you have an extra copy of Maus hanging around, may I borro... ...Read more

    February 2, 2017

  • BK Is Hiring!

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    BK Is Hiring!

    4/13/17 Update: We have filled all these full-time positons. Thanks to all for applying. We're still interesting in quarterly paid interns. BK Community Members, We are hiring four positions to join the BK staff in the first quarter of 2017 here in Oakland. Three are in the sales and market...

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    January 20, 2017

  • New  Fall 2017 Catalog

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    New Fall 2017 Catalog

    Join our 25th anniversary celebration!  You can download our new Fall 2017 catalog (PDF format) as well our earlier catalogs here. 

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    January 20, 2017

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  • David Marshall

    David Marshall commented on David Marshall's blog post Banishing the Five Thieves of Happiness Each Morning in the Kitchen

    Today, I recited the second mantra about CONCEIT. I'm working to move from monologue to dialogue. As John counsels, "Do not seek happiness...contribute to the good of the whole, and happiness will find me."

    January 5, 2017

  • Banishing the Five Thieves of Happiness Each Morning in the Kitchen

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    Banishing the Five Thieves of Happiness Each Morning in the Kitchen

    NEW YEAR NEW ME I didn't pray much growing up, even though I'm a "Preacher's Kid" (my parents met and fell in love while attending Perkins Theological Seminary at Southern Methodist Univeristy in Dallas, Texas).  On my knees by the side of my bed, elbows on the bedspread, and hands presssed to...

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    January 3, 2017

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  • 6 NEW YEAR NEW YOU Titles in 2017  - 5 Shipping Now

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    6 NEW YEAR NEW YOU Titles in 2017 - 5 Shipping Now

    We are publshing five NEW YEAR NEW YOU books in January 2017, and three of of them are shipping now from this website.  Take a look: The Revolution Where Your Live, by Sarah van Gelder (shipping now) The Five Thieves of Happiness, by John Izzo (shipping now) A Leadership Kick in the Ass,...

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    December 14, 2016

  • Top 100 Books on BK Website in 2016

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    Top 100 Books on BK Website in 2016

    BK Readers, Here is a ranked list of our top-selling 100 books, both frontlist and backlist, based on website, phones sales, and distributor sales from U.S. and internatinal in the last 12 months (December 2015 to November 2016).  LEADERSHIP AND SELF-DECEPTION HELP THEM GROW OR WATCH T...

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    December 2, 2016

  • Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

    David Marshall commented on Jeevan Sivasubramaniam's blog post A BK Book in a Single Haiku: How Performance Management

    Amen!  

    November 30, 2016

  • Virtual BK Author Days

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    Virtual BK Author Days

    (Employee retention and recognition bestselling coauthors Beverly Kaye and Sharon-Jordon Evans at BK Author Day for Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss)   3/8/17 Update - In order to keep this list current, we've created a Virtual BK Author Days page on our website with updates.  Thi...

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    September 2, 2016

  • Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

    David Marshall commented on Jeevan Sivasubramaniam's blog post Crazy Literary Fact: The Word "Yahoo"

    Point well taken, Jeevan, but I gotta beleive that the co-founders of the company, Jerry Yang and David Filo, were thinking more of the interjection "Yay!" or "Yippee!" form of "Yahoo!" insead of the derogatory noun version, but they probably should have known it was going to catch up to them soo... ...Read more

    August 30, 2016

  • Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

    David Marshall commented on Jeevan Sivasubramaniam's blog post A BK Book in a Single Haiku: Leadership and the Art of the Struggle

    How true it is!  After more than four decades of managing people, it's still a struggle. But the many rewards more than make up for the pain.

    August 30, 2016

  • modlins@kenyon.edu

    David Marshall commented on Sarah Modlin's blog post “We will always want more,” and other existential lessons from the BK Marketing workshop

    Brilliant insights, Sarah!  Much appreciation for sharing.

    August 6, 2016

  • Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

    David Marshall commented on Jeevan Sivasubramaniam's blog post A Literary Classic in 30 Seconds or Less: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

    Jeevan - Why don't you do something like this for BK books?  :-)

    July 17, 2016

  • Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

    David Marshall commented on Jeevan Sivasubramaniam's blog post A BK Book in a Single Haiku: Entrepreneurs in Every Generation

    This is brilliant, Jeevan!  The Big Idea, Haiku style.  I look forward to seeming more of these in an upcoming BK Communique.

    July 17, 2016

  • The Book of My Father

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    The Book of My Father

    I love and deeply appreciate my 84-year-old dad, but it hasn’t always been easy. I’ve had a strained relationship with my father for most of my life. As a kid, he felt very distant, leaving it to Mom to care for me, my brother, and my two sisters.  His head buried in a book, he seemed ...

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    July 11, 2016

  • A Servant Leadership Primer

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    A Servant Leadership Primer

    This short primer is from Appendix I of Robert K. Greenleaf: A Life of Servant Leadership , by Don M. Frick (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2004) If you would like experts in servant leadership to consult or provide training to your company, please search on "Servant Leadership" on the BK Expert...

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    May 16, 2016

  • David@60 – My Mini Life Map

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    [email protected] – My Mini Life Map

    I just turned sixty.  After reflecting on my last six decades and envisioning what my seventh decade might look like, I decided to create a mini life map* to tell the story with a few short words and pictures. I titled each decade just like a book chapter with the one or two words that defined ...

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    April 12, 2016

  • Book Royalties Won’t Pay the Rent, But This Will

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    Book Royalties Won’t Pay the Rent, But This Will

    I’m standing in for Anna Leinberger this week.  In my conversations with BK authors over the last eight years, I learned that most of them, especially the BK Business and BK Life authors, don’t earn the majority of their annual income from their book royalties *.  They have multiple sources of in...

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    March 14, 2016

  • David@50 - My Mini Life Map

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    [email protected] - My Mini Life Map

    I just turned sixty.  After reflecting on my last six decades and envisioning what my seventh decade might look like, I decided to create a mini life map* to tell the story with a few short words and pictures. I titled each decade just like a book chapter with the one or two words that defined th...

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    February 22, 2016

  • BK Expert Directory

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    BK Expert Directory

      Starting in the first quarter of 2016, you will be hearing a lot more about the BK Expert Directory. If you are a reader of our books and work for a small, medium-sized, or large company, a non-profit, or a public sector company; and you want to take the learning of the BK books to the next ...

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    January 15, 2016

  • My Close Encounter with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates – Thirty Years Ago This Month

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    My Close Encounter with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates – Thirty Years Ago This Month

    Everybody remembers that Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh in January 1984 and the infamous Superbowl commercial that featured the young woman running down the aisle of a dark theater and throwing her sledgehammer into the screen of Big Brother IBM clones, with the message that the world will n...

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    April 10, 2015

  • Berrett-Koehler Leadership - Mobile Apps

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    Berrett-Koehler Leadership - Mobile Apps

    We've entered the brave new world of mobile apps!  BK has recently published Berrett-Koehler Leadership as a mobile app. It includes over 70 bestselling titles on four bookshelves: 1) BK Business, 2) BK Life, 3) BK Currents, and 4) Enhanced Editions. The app itself is free with in-app purchases p...

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    January 12, 2015

  • Organizational Development

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    Organizational Development

    Berrett-Koehler is well known for its organizational development books in its BK Business agenda.  Here is a a good introduction to the subject. (abridged from book Organization Development by Gary McLean)   Welcome to the world of organization development (OD)! Every reader of this arti...

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    December 31, 2014

  • Appreciative Inquiry - What's It All About?

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    Appreciative Inquiry - What's It All About?

    This article, taken from The Appreiciative Inquiry Handbook, gives a good introction of how this change method works both in theory and practice.   The Focus of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) AI is a philosophy that incorporates an approach, a process for engaging people at any or all levels ...

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    December 30, 2014

  • David Marshall

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    We are about to go live on Thursday, December 4, 2014 with this new website, and we are very excited!

  • Charlotte Ashlock

    Charlotte Ashlock commented on David Marshall's wall:

    Hey David! How's is writing those digital tipsheets going?

  • David Marshall

    David Marshall is now a member of Berrett-Koehler Community



Favorite Books not published by BK

Dune

Dune

Classic original science fiction, fantasy novel, which spanned a whole library of Dune books

Siddhartha

Siddhartha

The story of how the Buddha came to be, from the masterful pen of Hermann Hesse

I'm most passionate about: Purpose/Meaning, Freedom, True Community, Stewardship, Servant Leadership, Appeciative Inquiry, Life Planning, Personal Finance, Aging Well, Postiive Leadership

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Favorite Quotes:
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." Steve Jobs, Stanford University Commencement Address
"The more that you READ, the more things you will KNOW. The more things that you LEARN, the more places you'll GO." Dr. Suess