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Select Idea Platforms Collaborations

Our collaborations have been featured on bestsellers lists in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and The Boston Globe, and our works and their authors have been featured in major media venues, including The New Yorker, The Economist, Financial Times, The Times of London, and The Independent. They have been translated into more than thirty languages, and been published by leading houses, including:


HarperCollins, Harvard Business Review Press, Henry Holt, John Wiley and Sons, Little, Brown and Co., McGraw-Hill, W.W. Norton, Portfolio, PublicAffairs, Random House, and Scriber.

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Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters (HarperCollins Leadership, October 20, 2020), by Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint® Water.

The Interaction Field: The Revolutionary New Way to Create Shared Value for Businesses, Customers, and Society (PublicAffairs, September 25, 2020), by Erich Joachimsthaler, founder and CEO of Vivaldi Group.

The Business of Changing the World: How Billionaires, Tech Disruptors, and Social Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Aid Industry (Beacon Press, April 30, 2019), by Raj Kumar, founding president and editor-in-chief at Devex.

The Challenge Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback (PublicAffairs, September 18, 2018), by Nigel Travis, chairman and former CEO of Dunkin' Brands.

The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation (PublicAffairs, March 29, 2016), by Antoine van Agtmael, senior advisor at Garten Rothkopf, and Fred Bakker, former editor-in-chief and CEO of Het Financieele Dagblad (The Netherlands). 

Investment: A History (Columbia Business School Publishing, February 19, 2016), by Norton Reamer and Jesse Downing.

The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong (PublicAffairs, November 11, 2014), by Dr. Judith Rodin, former president of the Rockefeller Foundation. 

The Moment You Can’t Ignore: When Big Trouble Leads to a Great Future (PublicAffairs, October 7, 2014), by Malachi O’Conner and Barry Dornfeld, vice president and principal at the Center for Applied Research (CFAR). 

Enchanted Objects: Innovation, Design, and the Internet of Things (Scribner, 1st edition, July 15, 2014), by David Rose, formerly of MIT's Media Lab.


Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity without Getting Complicated (Harvard Business Review Press, April 1, 2014), by Yves Morieux, director of Boston Consulting Group's (BCG) Institute for Organization, and Peter Tollman, lead at BCG's CEO Advisory Program.

Enterprise Value: How the Best Owner-Managers Build Their Fortune, Capture Their Company’s Gains, and Create Their Legacy (McGraw-Hill Education, 1st Edition, October 2, 2013), by Peter Worrell, CEO of Bigelow, LLC.

Better than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional (Harmony, March 13, 2012), by Dr. Dale Archer, best-selling writer and president and CEO of Archer Outpatient Services. 

Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value (Harvard Business Review Press, September 13, 2011), by Michael Beer, professor of business administration, emeritus, at Harvard Business School, et. al. 

The Emotional Calendar: Understanding Seasonal Influences and Milestones to Become Happier, More Fulfilled, and in Control of Your Life (Times Books, January 4, 2011), by John R. Sharp, M.D.

Becoming the Best: A Journey of Passion, Purpose, and Perseverance (self-published with Idea Platforms, Incorporated, January 1, 2011), by Dick Schulze, founder of Best Buy. 

Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down (Harvard Business Review Press, June 8 2010), by Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL Technologies.

Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get From Start-up to IPO on Your Terms (Portfolio, first edition, April 29, 2010), by Jeffrey Bussgang, co-founder and general partner at Flybridge Capital. 

Leading outside the Lines: How to Mobilize the Informal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better Results (Jossey-Bass, 1st edition, April 19, 2010), by Jon R. Katzenback, of Strategy&, PwC, and Zia Kahn, vice president for strategy and evaluation at the Rockefeller Foundation. 

Women Want More: How to Capture Your Share of the World’s Largest, Fastest-Growing Market (Harper Business, September 8, 2009), by Michael J. Silverstein, former senior partner and managing director at BCG, Kate Sayre, partner and managing director at BCG, and John Butman.

Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything (Business Plus, 1st edition, June 11, 2008), by Hal Sirkin, Jim Hemerling, and Arindam Bhattacharya, senior partners and managing directors at BCG.

Five Future Strategies You Need Right Now (Memo to the CEO) (Harvard Business Review Press, January 29, 2008), by George Stalk, senior advisor at BCG, and John Butman.

Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation (Harvard Business Review Press, January 9, 2007), by James P. Andrew, former senior partner at BCG, Harold (Hal) L. Sirkin, and John Butman.

Treasure Hunt: Inside the Mind of the New Consumer (Portfolio, May 4, 2006), by Michael J. Silverstein and John Butman.

Grapevine: The New Art of Word-of-Mouth Marketing (Portfolio Hardcover, November 3, 2005), by Dave Balter, founder and former CEO of BzzAgent, and John Butman.

Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or Playing to Win (Harvard Business Review Press, October 1, 2004), by George Stalk, Rob Lachenauer, former partner at BCG and CEO of Banyan Global Family Business Advisors, and John Butman.

Trading Up: The New American Luxury (Portfolio hardcover, October 13, 2003), by Michael J. Silverstein and Neil Fiske, former CEO of Eddie Bauer, Billabong, and Gap. 

The Change Monster: The Human Forces that Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation and Change (Currency, August 13, 2002), by Jeanie Daniel Duck, formerly of BCG. 

Real Boys Voices (Random House, 1st edition, June 6, 2000), by William Pollack, Ph.D, director of the Centers for Men and Young Men and director of Continuing Education at McLean Hospital, and Todd Shuster.

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood (Owl Books, 1st edition, April 1, 1999), by William Pollack, Ph.D.

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