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Virtual BK Author Days

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Join Our Next BK Author Day—No Travel Required!

Do you want to hear directly from the authors about BK’s business, personal development, and current affairs books six months before they hit the market? Do you have a Facebook account? If you answered yes to both questions, then we can help.

Publishers Weekly reported on our signature BK Author Day event at Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Six months before every new book is published, the authors fly to our headquarters in Oakland, California to spend a whole day with our editorial, design/production, marketing, and business development teams. The highlight of the day is a lunch presentation by the authors.

Until recently, we only had room for the BK staff, the author, and several guests to attend the lunch presentations. Now we are offering Virtual BK Author Days, making them available to the world via live FaceTime video streaming. Here is a list of our upcoming events. This list is always being updated, so check back often. Please join us!  We also provide ongoing tweets from our @BKpub handle. Go to hashtag #BKAuthorDays during the event to join the conversation.

The authors start presenting their books at noon and speak for 30 to 40 minutes, followed by Q&A until 1:00 pm. Please check into our BK Facebook page at 11:45 am Pacific on these days to watch these author presentations.


September 25, 2017

The Magic of Tiny Business: You Don't Have to Go Big to Make a Great Living

by Sharon Rowe

We live in a time when we feel trapped by work that doesn’t leverage our purpose, passions or gifts and overwhelmed by messages to go big or go broke. In The Magic of Tiny Business, by ECOBAGS® founder and pioneering green business champion, Sharon Rowe shows entrepreneurs and business owners (through her story rich with humor, insights and tips) how to build a profitable, right-scaled, sustainable business that doesn’t compromise your values and still has an exit strategy (if you want one.)


October 3, 2017

The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership

by Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

Internationally recognized leadership guru Kevin Eikenberry ("Remarkable Leadership") teams with Remote Leadership Institute co-founder Wayne Turmel to chart all the ways that remote leaders need to adapt for success--as many as a third of leaders lead at a distance, and the number is rising.


October 6, 2017

Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect Is Tearing Us Apart

by Howard J. Ross with Jon Robert Tartaglione

Combatting polarization in American culture has become priority number one for many Americans. But the need for belonging and likemindedness is a deep-seated human need- but understanding this need is exactly what leads to the ability to build bridges between your community and someone else's.


October 16, 2017

Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry: A Leadership Journey through Hope, Despair, and Forgiveness 

by Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell

Appreciative Inquiry is celebrated for changing organizations, but it has been overlooked as a method for leaders to increase resilience in organizations and themselves.



September 14, 2016

Reinventing Talent Management: Principles and Practices for the New World of Work

 by Edward E. Lawler III

While much of the corporate world has started to embrace flatter hierarchies and positive leadership practices, talent management has lagged behind. Leading management scholar Ed Lawler offers here a clear way forward to upending old systems and implementing new, agile systems for the new world of business.

Archived Video of 9/14/16 Author Presentation


September 19, 2016

Capitalists, Arise!: End Income Inequality, Rescue the Economy, Heal the Nation

by Peter Georgescu

Georgescu came to the US as a refugee from a child-labor camp and rose to become chairman and CEO of a global corporation, Young and Rubicam. He wrote Capitalists, Arise (based on his New York Times op-ed) because he knows that the opportunities afforded him are no longer available to younger generations.

Archived Video of 9/19/16 Author Presentation


September 26, 2016

From Diatribes to Dialogue: Changing Conversations to Change Our World

by Jason J. Jay and Gabriel Grant

By transforming conversations about issues that matter, social movements can become a source of flourishing for ourselves and others involved, instead of frustration and divisiveness.

Archived Video of 9/26/16 Author Presentation


Communicate Like a Leader: Connecting Strategically to Coach, Inspire, and Get Things Done

by Dianna Booher

If leaders can't communicate strategically, they can't lead. Celebrated communicator Dianna Booher explains the difference between getting the details right and getting the vision right--and why a leader's success depends of knowing which is which.

No archived video is available for this author presentation.


October 5, 2016

Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust

by Adam Kahane

How can you effectively work with people you don’t agree with or like or trust? The answer requires turning your assumptions upside down, and fighting ingrained habits to engage in new and powerful behaviors.

Archived Video of 10/5/16 Author Presentation


October 11, 2016

The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future

by Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever

This book teaches readers to evaluate the potential impact of any new technology by asking three simple questions. According to Wadhwa it is up to everyone to choose how technology moves forward. Will our future be Star Wars or Mad Max? If we simply let change happen, we may give our vote to the dark side, which will steal our privacy and control everything by default.

Archived Video of 10/11/16 Author Presentation


October 17, 2016

Extraordinary PR, Ordinary Budget: A Step-by-Step Guide

by Jennifer R. Farmer

Most small organizations and businesses think that traditional PR is too expensive, but media is critical to making impact. Jennifer Farmer outlines strategies for executing a winning public relations program on a cash-strapped budget.

Archived Video of 9/17/16 Author Presentation


November 3, 2016

Ask Outrageously: The Secret to Getting What You Really Want

by Linda Byars Swindling

Most small organizations and businesses think that traditional PR is too expensive, but media is critical to making impact. Jennifer Farmer outlines strategies for executing a winning public relations program on a cash-strapped budget.Are you asking for what you want or just taking what you are given? Chances are it’s the second. Linda Swindling will teach you how to ask outrageously – and get the results you want.

Archived Video of 11/3/16 Author Presentation


November 16, 2016

Who Do We Choose To Be?: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity

by Margaret J. Wheatley

Bestselling author Margaret Wheatley draws insight from the latest discoveries in the new sciences as well as from wisdom traditions to reveal how leaders can positively change themselves, their organizations, their communities, and the world even in a time of great turmoil and denial of reality.

Archived Video of 11/16/16 Author Presentation


November 28, 2016

Riding the Mood Elevator: More Success with Less Stress

by Larry Senn

If your feel your reactions to work and stress are out of your control, this book will help find common-sense way to change your mood for the better, anywhere, anytime.

Archived Video of 11/28/16 Author Presentation


December 5, 2016

The Innovation Code: How Creative Leaders Think and How Innovative Organizations Act

by Jeff DeGraff

In a market where innovation is crucial to success, the secret to unlock it is a veritable holy grail- luckily Jeff Degraff has found it- in an unlikely place: constructive, positive conflict.

Archived Video of 12/5/16 Author Presentation


December 7, 2016

The Millennial Myth: Transforming Misunderstanding into Workplace Breakthroughs

by Crystal Kadakia

As a Millennial herself, Kadakia gives Baby Boomers and GenX’ers an inside look into the true of value of their Millennial colleagues in the workplace. She shows that the key to understanding and managing Millennials is understanding that they are a product of their fast-paced, technology-driven environment.

Archived Video of 12/7/16 Author Presentation


December 20, 2016

The New Leadership Literacies

by Bob Johansen

Be a disciplined disruptor, not the disrupted; this book will help leaders become smartly connected disruptors, to embrace the new speed, frequency, scope, and scale of disruption.

Archived Video of 12/20/16 Presentation


January 4, 2017

We Can't Talk About That at Work

by Mary-Frances Winters

How do you talk about race, religion, politics, and other polarizing topics in the workplace?  Mary-Frances Winters provides a multiple-step process to to start, stop, and continue constructive learning-based conversations.

Archived Video of 1/4/17 Author Presentation


January 25, 2017

Up Is Not the Only Way

by Beverly Kaye, Lynn Cowart, and Lindy Williams

This new book gives every manager and supervisor simple, practical tools to help employees greatly expand their career options and career mobility beyond climbing limited hierarchical ladders.

Archived Video of 1/25/17 Author Presentation


February 13, 2017

Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business without Selling Your Soul

by Jenny Kassan

Raising capital for business ventures has always put entrepreneurs at the mercy of venture capital or private equity financing which can often come with various strings and conditions attached, but Jenny Kassan’s book teaches us how to raise “grassroots” capital from supporters and allies at multiple levels who believe in mission as much as returns.

Archived Video of 2/13/17 Author Presentation


February 15, 2017

The Power of Having Fun: How Planning Meaningful Breaks Helps You Get More Done

by Dave Crenshaw

Most of us put work first and leave fun for last, as an afterthought. But speaker, trainer, consultant, and bestselling author Dave Crenshaw (The Myth of Multitasking) says we’ve got it backwards. By putting fun first—working meaningful, enjoyable breaks into each day, week, month, and year—we will not only be happier, we’ll be more productive too!

Archived Video of 2/14/17 Author Presentation


February 17, 2017

Letting Go of Stigma

by Pernessa Seele

The social cost of stigma is great. Pernessa Seele uncovers this cost, particularly when it comes to health care and access to life-saving resources. More than this, however, she addresses the ways that we can confront our addiction to shaming others, and provides a ray of hope for a future of tolerance and love.

No archived video is available for this author presentation.


March 7, 2017

The Body Is Not an Apology: A Guide to Radical Self-Love

by Sonya Renee Taylor

The flagship book from media sensation and body-positive movement leader Sonya Renee Taylor explains how radical self-love dismantles not only self-loathing and fosters self-esteem, but also argues how making peace with our bodies gives us the capacity to make peace with the bodies of others— and is the first step towards accepting other’s bodies, minds, and beliefs.

Archived Video of 3/7/17 Author Presentation


March 27, 2017

Get to the Point!: How to Sharpen Your Message and Make Your Words Matter

by Joel Schwartzberg

An indispensable guide for anyone who must communicate in speech or writing, Schwartzberg shows that most of us fail to convince because we don’t have a point—a concrete contention that we can argue, defend, illustrate, and prove. He lays out, step-by-step, how to develop one.

No archived video is available for this author presentation.


March 29, 2017

The Influence Effect: A Woman’s Guide to Winning at Work

by Kathryn Heath, Jill Flynn, Mary Davis Holt, and Diana Faison

Everything that we’ve been told about women succeeding in the workplace – from leaning in to throwing out the idea of being “nice girls” – all miss the true key that puts women ahead: influence. Leadership experts Kathryn Heath, Jill Flynn, Mary Davis Holt and Diana Faison create an airtight case for the importance of the influence effect.

Archived Video of 3/29/17 Author Presentation


April 5, 2017

The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation

by John Hope Bryant

America's poor, working poor, and middle class are in a waiting game they cannot win – jobs will not come, times will not get better, and communities will not flourish until they "get the memo," i.e., take charge of their own financial futures. Bestselling author John Hope Bryant (How the Poor Can Save Capitalism —40,000 copies sold) tells them how.

Archived Video of 4/5/17 Author Presentation


April 6, 2017

Tell Me About Yourself

by Holley Murchison

For creatives, entrepreneurs, job seekers, leaders, public figures, and speakers, Holley Murchison offers a proven six-step training process designed to help them craft and deliver comprehensive, compelling, and generally kick-ass introductions.

Archived Video of 4/6/17 Author Presentation


May 17, 2017

Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results

Edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell

From the best-selling author, Ken Blanchard, comes a new book of essays on how to implement a radical form of leadership in our daily lives. Servant leadership is an encouragement to change perceptions of leadership from individual consolidation of power to community empowerment.

Archived Video of 4/17/17 Author Presentation


May 18, 2017

Stand Up!: How to Speak Up, How to Get Involved, Speak Out, and Win in a World on Fire

by Gordon Whitman

Based on nearly 20 years of community organizing, and tapping into nonpartisan PICO’s network of 1000 member institutions , Gordon Whitman provides a blueprint for every concerned individual to fight for social justice.

Archived Video of 5/18/17 Author Presentation


June 5, 2017

Faster Together: Accelerating Your Team's Productivity

by Laura Stack

Teaming up shouldn't mean slowing down. Laura Stack shines the light on old ideas and builds her book around the question every team member must ask: "What Can I Do to Make My Team FAST?"

No archived video is available for this author presentation.


June 6, 2017

The Courage Way

by The Center for Courage and Renewal and Shelly Francis

Based on the work of best-selling author Parker Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal, this exploration of the inner life of leadership equips and inspires leaders in all kinds of settings so that they can orient themselves, their lives, and their work toward greater courage, wholeness, and integrity.

Archived Video of 6/6/17 Author Presentation


June 14, 2017

The Serious Business of Small Talk: Becoming Fluent, Comfortable, and Charming

by Carol Fleming

For a lucky few, light conversation at parties and social events is a breeze. For the rest of us, there is Dr. Fleming, who breaks even the shortest bit of small talk into an understandable process that anyone can master.

No archived video is available for this author presentation.


June 15, 2017

Can Finance Save the World?: Regaining Power over Money to Serve the Common Good

by Bertrand Badré

The world is changing, but innovative answers can be found in tradition. Badre offers comprehensive outlines as to how finance is the key to ensuring a sustainable future, ripe with growth, eradication of poverty and modernization.

No archived video is available for this author presentation.


June 19, 2017

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness

by Stephen Murphy-Shigemetsu

Bridging insights from both East and West, Murphy-Shigematsu provides a fresh way of looking at mindfulness that incorporates compassion, feeling, and warmth. The author's approach has been celebrated both in Japan and in the US.

Archived Video of 6/19/17 Author Presentation


June 21, 2017

The Essentials of Theory U: Core Principles and Applications

by C. Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer

Theory U has evolved into a movement in both academic and national and organizational development programs on a global scale, yet all of the available literature on the subject can only be found in pricier and lengthier (400+ pages) works--putting it beyond the reach of many. Here, for the first time, the movement's key founder presents the core premise and application of Theory U in a competitively priced paperback that runs just 168 pages.

Archived Video of 6/21/17 Author Presentation

July 18, 2017

A Great Place to Work For All : Better for Business. Better for People. Better for the World

by Michael C. Bush, CEO, and the research team of Great Place to Work For All 

What was good enough to be “great” in business 10 or 20 years ago is not good enough now. Even the Best Workplaces can—and must—do better. In the emerging economy, all organizations must create a Great Place to Work For All.

Archive Video of 7/18/17 Author Presentation


July 24, 2017

Young Money: 4 Proven Actions to Design Your Wealth While You Still Can

by Dasarte Yarnway

The problem for most Americans is not lack of income. A bigger, more widespread problem is the lack of discipline needed to adhere to long-term financial goals. This book shows readers how to make the mindset shift required to successfully plan for the future.

Archive Video of 7/24/17 Author Presentation