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Creating the World’s Best Change & Transformation Book

The Perfect Change & Transformation BookOn Friday I was speaking with my publisher Palgrave Macmillan (now part of Springer) about doing a second edition of Charting Change.

This means that my publisher is interested in having me create a new version of Charting Change that would include most, if not all, of the content contained in the first edition, while also adding thousands of words of new insights (plus new pictures and tools).

This causes me to ask you the following questions:

  1. What human-centered change and transformation topics are missing from Charting Change?
  2. What information would the perfect change & transformation book contain?
  3. What tools do change management professionals and transformation leaders need to enjoy greater success in their jobs, projects, and programs?
  4. Toolkit subscribers – which of my new tools should I highlight in the second edition that I didn’t introduce in the first edition?
  5. Who do you think has something compelling to add to the conversation in an additional guest expert section in the book? And what is the topic you want to hear from them on?

Charting Change introduced my Human-Centered Change™ methodology and a suite of 50+ tools available for purchase (book buyers get access to 26 of the 50+ tools). That toolkit has since grown to a collection of 70+ tools available to toolkit subscribers.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported the first edition thus far and also to my Human-Centered Change™ Toolkit subscribers.

I’m interested to hear in the comments below your thoughts on the questions above!
(or send me an email)

If you don’t already have a first edition copy of Charting Change, you can get one here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1137536950/
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Renting ‘Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire’

I noticed something new on the Amazon page for my book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire today when I popped onto their web site.

What was it?

Amazon has introduced a rental option for textbooks.

It makes sense that my book is part of the program because Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire is being used as a text book as part of innovation courses at Creighton and other fine institutions.

Professors can get evaluation copies here from my publisher John Wiley & Sons.

Here is a screenshot:

Rent 'Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire'

BUT, one thing that doesn’t make sense is that the rental price of $22.22 is only slightly less than the discounted sale price of $22.53 that Amazon charges for a new copy of my book. Which is a pretty good discount off the retail price of $34.95.

Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire makes a great bulk book buy for organizations seeking to establish a common language of innovation or to identify and remove one or more barriers to innovation they might be struggling against.

I believe in the content so much that I’ve made a downloadable free sample chapter available for everyone.

If you are in the United States and interested in making a bulk purchase of this five-star book, please contact Hooks Book Events – an independent minority women-owned business in Washington D.C.

If you are outside the United States, you might want to check out 800-CEO-Read or you can get FREE shipping to 90 countries is available from Book Depository.

And what better way to get the most value out of a bulk purchase of my book than to invite me to come deliver an innovation keynote or workshop? 🙂


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