The end of the general trade publishing concept

From veteran publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin: My brilliant friend Joe Esposito has written a piece to explain why Penguin Random House would want to acquire Simon & Schuster. I have also been thinking about why PRH, or any of the other three of the “Big Five”, would want to acquire S&S. In fact, two of … Read more

Filippo Buonanni’s Harmonic Cabinet

PG says he hasn’t created a category for Piffle on TPV, but perhaps it’s time to do so. Or, in the alternative, provide a content warning something like: PG has come down with another case of temporary insanity. There’s a lot of that going around, often associated with the Trump/Biden presidential campaigns. The following may … Read more

8 Epic Journeys in Literature

From Electric Lit: The journey story, where the hero must venture out into the world for reasons not necessarily entirely of his/her own devising, is likely as old as recorded literature. Of course the journey story can also be understood as an allegory of the self, or soul, and its evolution in a lifetime, for … Read more

The Reluctant Mentor

The Reluctant Mentor

– A book by Lew Sauder and Jeff Porter In this fictional account of Stewart  Bicycle Manufacturing, Sauder and Porter explore the working relationship between a successful baby boomer business owner and his Generation Y employee. A self-made man, Roger created his mountain biking business without the help of social networking. Phil, a recent college graduate, […]

Consulting and Professional Services

Consulting and Professional Services

After reading a book by Lew Sauder,  Consulting 101: 101 Tips for Success in Consulting  I was so impressed with the book and the way Lew guides new and experienced Consultants and Service Professionals through story’s, anecdotes and hard facts, I approached Lew to narrate the book and produce it in Audiobook format. Since then, Lew and […]