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"The greatness of all nations arises from its authors."
... Samuel Johnson



  Client Spotlight

Leon Wildes, John Lennon vs. The USA: The Inside Story of the Most Bitterly Contested and Influential Deportation Case in US History

John Lennon vs. The U.S.A. coverCongratulations to Leon Wildes, founder and senior partner of Wildes & Weinberg, a distinguished immigration law firm, on the publication and film deal for his new book — over 40 years in the making! Leon was John Lennon and Yoko Ono's attorney during their epic battle with Richard Nixon and the US government — a case eventually won by the Lennons and Leon which became a landmark legal case relevant today. Foreword by Michael Wildes.




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  • James Adams, Stanford University, Professor Emeritus, Author of Conceptual Blockbusting

  • Amy Alamar, EdD, Author, Educator, Consultant, Website

  • Ardath Albee, CEO, Marketing Interactions Inc., Website

  • Cedric Alexander, Deputy Mayor of Rochester, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Univ. of Rochester

  • Phillip Barlag, Managing Director of Sustainability 50, at World 50 Inc., Website

  • Erica Mills Barnhart, CEO, Claxon Marketing, Senior Lecturer Univ. of Washington, Website

  • Susan Battley, PhD, Leadership Psychologist, Executive Coach, CEO, Website

  • Alan Berson, Principal, Pulse Point Consulting and Professor at Georgetown University, Website

  • Bethany Bradshar, Professional writer, journalist and author, ASJA member

  • Rick Brandon, President, Brandon Partners, Website

  • Tracy Brower Ph.D, Principal, Applied Research and Consulting, Steelcase, Website

  • Thomas Brown, Management General, Website

  • Ashely Davis Bush, LCSW, Author, Transitions and Loss Counseling, Website

  • Eric J. Cesal, Author, Post-Disaster Expert, "Architecture's First Responder", Email

  • Scott Cochrane, Director, The Bold Mind Group, Website

  • Rick Conlow, Principal, WCW Partners, Website

  • Mark Coopersmith, Senior Fellow, UC Berkeley

  • Dr. Gabriela Cora, Director Florida Neuroscience and Executive Health & Wealth Institute, Website

  • David Couper, Author and Award-Winning Career Coach, Website

  • Chip Cummings, E-Marketing Expert, International Speaker and Author, Website

  • John Danner, Senior Fellow, UC Berkeley

  • Kristen Darcy, Author, Speaker, Life Coach, Website

  • Harvey Deutschendorf, Emotional Intelligence expert and coach, Website

  • Sarah Maria Dreisbach, Principal, Break Free Beauty, Website

  • Scott Edinger, Director, The Edinger Consulting Group, Website

  • Davis Edwards, formerly of Bear Stearns; energy trader, mathematician, computer programmer

  • Nicholas Evans, Author and V.P., Office of the Chief Strategy Office, Unisys

  • Molly Fletcher, Sports Agent, President of Client Representation, CSE, Atlanta, Website

  • Anthony Flynn, Founder and CEO of YouBar, Website

  • Chris Formant, Author

  • William Francavilla, CFP & Former Senior VP, Legg Mason, Website

  • John Futterknecht, President & Co-Founder, Optimum Associates, Website

  • Megan Smith Gill, Author & Marketing Expert, Website

  • Edward Gordon, President, Imperial Consulting, Website, Website

  • Harlan Green, Editor & Writer, Popular Economics, Website

  • Leah Guy, CEO, A Girl Named Guy Productions; Editor, Modern Sage, Website

  • David Hamme, Managing Director, Ephesus Consulting, Website

  • Patrick Henry Hansen, Sales Training Expert and Speaker, Website

  • Bruce Hartman, Principal, Gideon Advisors, Website

  • Michael Hennelly, Ph.D., Strategic Leadership Expert, Consultant, West Point Teacher

  • Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Principal, Annuitas, Website

  • Janette Hillis, Harvard School of Public Health grad., Health Professional & Speaker, Website

  • Donna Hoffman, Award-winning Interior Design Expert, Website

  • Jane Horan, Founder and Principal, The Horan Group, Singapore, Website

  • Dr. Jennifer Howard, Co-founder of the Healing Path Center, Life Coach and Speaker, Website

  • David Hurst, Author, Speaker and Management Consultant, Website

  • Christopher Johnson, Writer - over 3,000 articles, ASJA Member, Website

  • Diana Jones, Director of The Development Company, New Zealand, Website

  • Lorraine Justice, Dean, Rochester Institute of Technology, Fellow of the Industrial Design Society

  • Maki Kaji, President of Nikoli Publishers, Japan and considered to be 'the father of Sudoku', Website

  • Kuniko Kanawa, Kanzashi Artisan and Certified Expert in Kimono Design and Japanese Embroidery, Website

  • Jim Karrh, Principal, DSG Consulting, former CMO, Speaker, Website

  • Cynthia Kay, CEO, Cynthia Kay and Company, Website

  • Braden Kelley, Founder, Business Strategy Innovation and BloggingInnovation, Blog

  • Terry and Conrad Kerber, Writers

  • Whitney Keyes, Principal, Whitney Keyes Productions, Website

  • Dan King, Founder and Principal, Close Reach Consulting, Website

  • Kathy Kingston, Benefit Auction Strategist, Website

  • Ted Kinni and Donna Kinni, Principals, The Business Reader, Email, Blog

  • Alice Korngold, Author and CEO of Korngold Consulting, Website

  • Thomas Koulopoulos, President, The Delphi Consulting Group, Website

  • Jeremie Kubicek, Author & CEO, GIANT Worldwide, Website

  • Michelle Tillis Lederman, Founder of Executive Essentials, NYU and AMA faculty member, Website

  • Parker Lee, President, Compass52, Website

  • Thomas Lee, Business Reporter, Minneapolis Star Tribune and Winner of the Loeb Award for Outstanding Journalism, Email

  • Gerald J. Leonard, CEO, Principles of Execution, Website

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  • Sam MacPherson, Founder of The Lean Leadership Academy, Shingo Institute Faculty Fellow, Former Green Beret Special Forces Officer

  • Robert A. Malone, Author and Consultant, former Dean of Pratt Institute, Chairman of Automation Hall of Fame, Supply chain and Logistics columnist Forbes.com

  • Dorothy Marcic, Professor, Coumbia University, Playwright, Website

  • David Mark, Senior editor at Politix and author

  • Daniel Markovitz, Author and Principal, TimeBack Management, Website

  • Gail Martin, Founder, DreamSpinnerCommunications, Website

  • Karen Martin, Author and Business Performance Expert, Website

  • Matt May, Principal, MatthewEMay & Associates, Website

  • Peter McCarthy, CEO, Texas Health Freedom Coalition, Website

  • Chuck McCutcheon, Veteran Washington reporter, editor and author

  • Deborah McNaughton and Melinda Weinstein, Principals of the Financial Victory Institute, Website

  • Joel McPhee, Business Strategist and former Chief Risk Officer

  • Jeanne C. Meister, Founding Editor, New Learning Playbook, Website

  • Lauren E. Miller, Stress Relief Expert and Speaker, Website

  • Olga Mizrahi, Principal, ohso! design, Website

  • Hank Moore, Corporate Strategist, Website

  • Matt Morasky, Award-Winning Creative Director and Educator

  • Kevin Mulcahy, Prof. at Babson College

  • Shawn Murphy, Org. Development Expert, Website

  • Landon J. Napoleon, Author, Website

  • Todd Neff, Science & Tech Journalist, Website

  • Michael Nick, President, ROI4Sales, Inc., Website

  • Lisa Nirell, Author and Founder of Energize Growth and Marketing Leaders of D.C., Website

  • David Norton, Principal, Gale Partners, Website

  • Jerome O'Connor, Historian, Author and Features Journalist, ASJA Member, Website

  • Vicky Oliver, Bestselling Author, Website

  • Paul Ollinger, Former Facebook VP, Comedian, Website

  • Michael Osterling, Author and Consultant, Website

  • Suzanne M. Paling, Principal, Sales Management Services, Website

  • Steven Pantilat, MD, Founding Director of Palliative Care Leadership Center, UCSF, Website

  • Michael J. Panzner, Financial Consultant, Website

  • Louis Patler, President of The B.I.T. Group, Website

  • Michael Perla, Principal, Symmetrics Group, Website

  • Jennifer Polimino, Fitness Expert, Spokesperson for PrayForYourBaby.com

  • Linda Popky, Founder and President, Leverage2Market Associates, and award-winning consultant and speaker, Website

  • Rod Pyle, Author and Space Exploration Expert, Website

  • David Ramsay, Author and British Historian

  • Paul Rand, CEO of Zocalo Group, Social Media Expert, Website

  • Josh Rappoport, PhD, Director, Center for Advanced Microscopy, Northwestern Univ.

  • Kelly Riggs, Founder & President, Biz Locker Room, Website and Website

  • Robby Riggs, Co-Founder, Sano Sano Consulting, Website

  • Sharon Rivkin, M.A., M.F.T., Marriage and Family Therapist, Website

  • Lynn Robinson, Principal, Intuitive Consulting and Communication, Website

  • Mark Rodgers, Author, Peak Performance Business Group, Website

  • Bruce Rosenstein, USA Today and Catholic University, Website

  • James B. Rosseau, Sr., President of Allstate Affinity Solutions and Christian hip-hop artist "Trig", Website

  • Anna Sabino, Founder of Lucid New York, Creative Entrepreneur, Website

  • Laurie Sain, Instructional Designer and e-learning expert, Website

  • Louis Scatigna, President, AFM Investments, Website

  • Kristine Schlichting, PhD, Psychologist, CEO, Hopewell Health Solutions, Website

  • Dirk Schlimm, Director and Executive Coach, Jenoir Management Consultants, Website

  • Bernd Schoner Ph.D, Co-founder of ThingMagic, MIT Media Lab grad, Website

  • Edward Segal, Author & Journalist, Campaign Strategist, Website, Blog

  • Marty Seldman, Consultant, Seldman Learning Associates

  • Becky Sheetz-Runkle, VP, Q2 Marketing,Website

  • Richard Sheridan, President and CEO of Menlo Innovations, Website

  • Warren Shiver, Founder & Managing Partner, Symmetrics Group, Website

  • Beverly Smallwood, Ph.D., Director, Magnetic Workplaces, Website

  • Marc Sniukas, Co-founder of BusinessModelGallery.com

  • Lauron Sonnier, Marketing Advisor, Speaker, Trainer, Website

  • Justin Spizman, Writer

  • Ed Sprague, Founder and CEO of Get Ballzee! and Author, Website

  • Doug Sterner, Two-Time Bronze Star Recipient, Creator of the Hall of Heroes, Website

  • Elinor Stutz, CEO and Author, Smooth Sale, Website

  • Ted Sundquist, Former GM of Two-Time Super Bowl Winners the Denver Broncos, Website

  • Marilyn Suttle, President, Suttle Enterprises, NSA Michigan Chapter President, Website

  • Theresa Szczurek, Principal, Technology and Management Solutions, Website

  • David Szen, Principal, Symmetrics Group, Website

  • Yvonne Tally, Health & Wellness Expert, Website

  • Eric Taylor, Chief Inspiration Officer, SelfGrowth.com, Website

  • Beth Thomas, Managing Director and Executive VP, Sequent Consulting, Website

  • Jeff Thull, President, Prime Resource Group, Website

  • James Trippon, Managing Director, China Stock Digest, Website

  • Susan Urquhart-Brown, M.A., Director, Career Steps Consulting Services, Website

  • Lori Jo Vest, Sales and Customer Service Consultant; TV and Media Production Expert

  • Laurence Vincent, Strategy Practice Director, Siegal & Gale, Website, Website

  • Stephen Todd Walker, SVP, RBC, Website

  • Bob Wall, Principal, Bob Wall & Associates, Email, Website

  • Mark Walton, Chairman, Center for Leadership Communication, Website

  • Dr. William Ward, Author, Clinical Psychologist, Email

  • Carolyn Warren, Mortgage Lending expert and consultant, Website

  • Gary Wasserman, Ph.D, Georgetown Univ. and the Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar

  • Karol Wasylyshyn, President, Leadership Development Forum, Website

  • Elizabeth Waterman, CEO, Black & Gold and fashion photographer, Website

  • Doug Watsabaugh, Principal, WCW Partners, Website

  • Dan Weinfurter, Director, Chicago Growth Partners, Website

  • Gwen Weiss, CHC, AADP, Principal, Vibrant Living, Website

  • Steven Mark Weiss, Marketing consultant, Email

  • Donald Wetmore, Ph.D., President, The Productivity Institute, Website

  • Leon Wildes, Senior Partner and Founder of Wildes & Weinberg P.C., Website

  • Melissa Giovagnoli Wilson, Author and CEO of Networlding Inc., Website

  • Jason Wingard, Director of Executive Education at Columbia University

  • Lauren A. Wright, Ph.D., Author & Lecturer in Politics, Princeton University, Website

  • Taro Yaguchi, Founder, Origami Paper Craft and 3-D Origami Design Artist, Website

  • Tony Zambito, Founder, Goal Centric Management Inc., Website

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  Client Spotlight

Shawn Murphy and The Optimistic Workplace

Congratulations to Shawn, co-founder of the leadership blog and website www.swithchandshift.com on the publication of his first book, The Optimistic Workplace and to his senior editor at AMACOM Books, Stephen Power, on their successful collaboration!



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Is there one essential characteristic required to be a great writer?

'Papa' Hemingway replied, "Yes, there is, a person must have a built-in, shockproof crap detector"...and so true for their editors and agents!




In Memory...
Catherine Lee,
Joel Margulis,
Mike Moser
and James Underwood


"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived...this is to have succeeded"
 — Ralph Waldo Emerson




"Reading, in its quietness and sustained concentration, is the opposite of busyness. 'We are so distracted by and engulfed by the technologies we've created, and by the constant barrage of so-called information that more than ever to immerse yourself in an involving book seems socially useful'."
 — August 2010 Time magazine profile of Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections and Freedom




"Physical artifacts carry memory and meaning, and this is as true of important historical texts as it is of cherished childhood books. I suppose our desire to be near books rises from this impulse; they root us in something larger than ourselves, something real. For this reason, I am sure that hardbound books will survive, even long after e-books have become popular."
 — Allison Hoover Bartlett, The Man Who Loved Books Too Much, Riverhead Books, 2009




"I do honestly feel that an agent is a useful person to have even if his sole value is that he does all the commercial haggling for the author and leaves only the higher thoughts to them. There is no use in having an agent too unless you allow him to be as honest in comment (about your ideas and writing) as he must be in money matters."
 — Diarmuid Russel to Eudora Welty from the book Author and Agent, Michael Kreyling, FarrarStrausGiroux




"The best way to get inspired to write — in my case — is by meeting people. When you meet people you learn, you hear. And sometimes you're hearing yourself. You're in front of the mirror. You're seeing yourself better. I only write a book every two years and I write a book in one month because the book is being written in my soul. And then, of course, I have to share my life as part of the human condition. Because you have to share. If you don't share, you are lost."
 — Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist and many other bestsellers




"The death of the book — or, more broadly, the death of print — has been bandied about for well over a decade now. Computers may have taken over every stage of the process — the tools of research, composition and production — but that final mile of the process, where the reader mind melds with the author in an exquisite asynchronous tango will always be sacrosanct say the holdouts."
 — From Books Aren't Dead, Newsweek, Nov. 2007




"There are two primary influences in a writer's life: those influences that come so early in childhood, they seem to soak into the very marrow of our bones and to condition our interpretation of the universe thereafter; and those that come a little later, when we are old enough to exercise some control of our environment and our response to it, and have begun to be aware not only of the emotional power but the strategies of art."
 — Joyce Carol Oates, The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art




"But later that night, when we were lying in bed just before sleep, I told Ernest that I wanted a piano of my own. 'I didn't think I'd miss it so much but I do.' 'I know Cat. I'd love for you to have one. Maybe when the advance comes.' 'That's such a fine word, isn't it.' 'Yes, and "royalty" is another one, but don't go spending either just yet.' "
 — from The Paris Wife, Paula McLain
...an evocative story of ambition and betrayal that beautifully captures the love affair between Ernest Hemingway and his first wife Hadley...highly recommended!


 

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