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John and his colleagues and associates have worked with experts, change advocates, thought leaders, and idea entrepreneurs in many disciplines and fields of endeavor including management and leadership, psychology, technology, philanthropy, history, and finance. Contributions include development, content and visual research, writing, editing, and advising on the publishing process.

Titles have been published with major houses including Beacon Press, Columbia Business School Publishing, Hachette, HarperCollins, Harvard Business Review Press, Henry Holt, John Wiley & Sons, Little Brown, McGraw-Hill, Portfolio, Random House, Scribner, Times Books, as well as private publishers, and translated into some thirty languages.

The Challenge Culture: Why The Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback

by Nigel Travis, Chair and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands

PublicAffairs—coming September 18, 2018

Nigel Travis explores the importance of questioning and civil discourse in the service of shared purpose, with stories and practices from his long experience as a top executive in global business.

The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong 

by Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation PublicAffairs, 2014

Praised by political and business leaders worldwide

"In a world where disruption is a fact of life and uncertainty is guaranteed, Judith Rodin draws on years of experience to offer an inspiring look at how we can prepare for the unexpected-and by doing so makes our communities stronger, more prosperous and more connected in the process."

President Bill Clinton

Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional

by Dr. Dale Archer

Random House, 2012

The psychiatrist and media personality argues that traits considered abnormal can be the source of person's greatest strength.

New York Times bestseller

Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down

by Vineet Nayar

Harvard Business Review Press, 2010

International best-seller, with more than 100,000 copies sold

"Rumor is that Vineet Nayar has invented a whole new way of configuring and managing an enterprise. I think there's more

than a grain of truth to that. I'm on the verge of the verge of

declaring that Mr. Nayar could be the next Peter Drucker."

Tom Peters, author and management guru

Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything

by Hal Sirkin et al, The Boston Consulting Group

Hachette, 2008

Economist magazine “Pick of the Pile” 2008

"Hal Sirkin and two colleagues explore how rich-country multinationals face increasingly effective competition from new emerging-market corporate champions, which compete not just on lower costs but also on greater ingenuity and efficiency."

- The Economist

 

Trading Up: The New American Luxury

by Michael Silverstein and Neil Fiske, The Boston Consulting Group

BusinessWeek bestseller, winner of Berry-AMA Book Prize 2004

Portfolio, 2003

"Incredibly smart and illuminating... packed with insights on how shoppers think and behave."
- David Brooks, author and commentator for NPR and The New York Times 

"...an upbeat survey of a range of consumer brands—Whirlpool, Belvedere, Williams-Sonoma—which, the authors argue, are successful because they appeal not just to the material needs of consumers but to their emotional desires."

- Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker

 

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood

by William Pollack, PhD

Random House, 1998

New York Times bestseller

"Pollack's tone is calm and considered. Chapter by chapter, he describes boys' relationships with mothers, fathers and friends. He explores boys' experiences in school and in sports groups. He considers the special problems boys face in adolescence. Throughout ''Real Boys,'' Pollack gives parents suggestions for helping their sons, and his counsel is almost always sound."

- Peggy Kaye, The New York Times

"I am grateful that I had my composer, John Butman, to bring music to this book."

  - Vineet Nayar, World Thinkers 50

"My thought partner par excellence..."

- Judith Rodin, former President, The Rockefeller Foundation

 "John brings wit and creativity to everything he does."

- William Pollack, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

"...a fantastic writing partner—collaborative, strong-willed, kind-hearted, and fun..."

- Michael J. Silverstein, The Boston Consulting Group

"...a dream come true as editor and collaborator..."
-  Jeanie Duck, The Boston Consulting Group

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