May 18, 2011

Kim Ricketts

Kim Ricketts 1957-2011 A light went out this week in the publishing world. My dear friend, colleague, book seller extraordinaire Kim Ricketts has passed away.  We met in this business when introduced by the wonderful London King of Random House. The year was probably 2003 and she was getting started with her corporate clients and I was under way with my work with the USGOV..  We clicked instantly; we had a lot in common – a life long love of books […]
May 17, 2011

Perry’s Interview in The Hill

Details key when looking to host memorable event by Morgan Spencer Perry Pidgeon Hooks, president and co-founder of Hooks Book Events, operates what she calls a “book and author idea business.” Thought leaders, Pulitzer Prize winners and Nobel Laureate economists are invited to speak on relevant issues and formulate fresh thinking among government problem solvers. “I have kind of this patriotic, big heart for these guys that everybody’s looking at for the answers, and if we can get some new […]
April 26, 2011

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.  Read more about the author here.          
April 14, 2011

A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life

The Greater Washington Board of Trade is hosting Deval Patrick, author of Reasons to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life.  Read more about the author here. Time: 8:30 am-10:15 am Capital Hilton 1001 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20036 Click here to register!
March 31, 2011

Energize Growth NOW: The Marketing Guide to a Wealthy Company

About the Author – Lisa Nirell is a strategic growth expert, consultant, and keynote speaker, as well as the Chief Energy Officer of EnergizeGrowth LLC. An award-winning business columnist, she has written for San Diego’s Daily Transcript, Computerworld, Custom Builder magazine, and Women in Technology. About the Book – Here’s a familiar scenario for successful entrepreneurs: You start a company and fuel its growth with your own passion and hard work. But after you expand, the company takes on a […]
March 30, 2011

Politics & Prose Passes the Torch to New Owners

The owners of the Politics & Prose Bookstore, Barbara Meade and David Cohen, have announced plans to sell the company to two Washington journalism and public policy veterans, Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine, who will become the store’s new owners later on this spring. “Graham and Muscatine have the passion and wisdom to further strengthen Politics & Prose as a community institution that disseminates ideas and stands as a respected and revered public space,” Meade and Cohen said in a […]
March 10, 2011

Suddenly in Charge: Managing up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around

About the Author – Roberta Chinsky Matuson found herself thrown into management at age 24. By her own wits-and through trial and error-she succeeded and became an internationally recognized career expert and consultant, often quoted in the media. About the Book – As companies reorganize and reengineer, thousands of people are finding themselves tossed into management every day. The key to success is managing effectively both up and down the line of the organization. And Suddenly in Charge provides this […]