'The End of Leadership' peddles the idea of an impotent industry

Barbara Kellerman, an academic leadership all-star, argues in her latest book that her own industry — the one that tries to teach leadership — is pointless in an era in which power has shifted from leaders to followers.To anyone who does not make a living peddling leadership courses, it might seem unsurprising to be told the whole leadership industry is nonsense. Whoever took seriously all those professors cruising the corporate training circuit promising leadership magic? Of all the dubious subjects chosen by academics, leadership may well be the most dubious. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Ahead of London Book Fair: IPA’s New Leadership on the State of a World Publishing Industry

This year's London Book Fair coincides with the arrival of the International Publishers Association's new president and vice-president, leading 'a conversation of public debate' about publishers' role amid 'sensitive socio-cultural issues.' The post Ahead of London Book Fair: IPA’s New... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Axe the reading tax': book industry demands end to VAT on ebooks

Following EU directive that allows governments to waive duty on digital publications, calls grow for the UK to end ‘illogical and unfair’ levyThe UK government is being urged to axe the “illogical and unfair” 20% tax currently imposed on ebooks, while print books remain exempt, after European... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Canada’s PRH Gets a Female CEO; Sweden’s Universities End Elsevier Contract

The global chief of Penguin Random House names Kristin Cochrane to the role of CEO in Canada. And in Sweden, the national universities' and research consortium says it can't get the open-access arrangements it needs from Elsevier.  The post Industry Notes: Canada’s PRH Gets a Female CEO;... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-05-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The End of an Era for the Magazine Industry

What does the departure of four top editors say about the future of magazines? The post The End of an Era for the Magazine Industry appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Industry Partnerships: Sourcebooks and March 4th, Idea Architects and Marsh Agency

As Sourcebooks acquires March 4th's Little Pickle canon of children's books, Idea Architects names London's Marsh Agency for worldwide translation rights. The post Industry Partnerships: Sourcebooks and March 4th, Idea Architects and Marsh Agency appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Folio: Top Women in Media – Industry Leadership

Folio:'s annual Top Women in Media Awards were created to celebrate, inspire and bring together the women who make magazine media such a dynamic industry. The post Folio: Top Women in Media – Industry Leadership appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Amazon’s Australian Kindle store: an unhappy ending for the book industry?

Amazon has been prising open the wallets of Australian consumers for years – but what will its local push on Kindle mean for readers, writers and publishers?Ben Eltham Continue reading at The Guardian

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Reuters Connect to Offer End-to-End Productivity Suite with Partners

Reuters today unveiled plans to enhance its digital content platform Reuters Connect with ‘end-to-end’ production apps offering creation, production and Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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‘We’re building an end-to-end solution’: Bloomberg wants in on the agency business

With branded content hard to do profitably, publishers including Atlantic Media and Bloomberg Media are trying to offer strategic services on a retainer basis. The post ‘We’re building an end-to-end solution’: Bloomberg wants in on the agency business appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Amazon's Kindle Oasis: The Highest-End High-End Kindle So Far

For years, the conventional wisdom about Amazon's Kindle e-reader was that the company, which likes to say that it wants to make money when customers use its products, would eventually make buying ebooks irresistible by offering a Kindle e-reader for free. But Amazon has refused to play along.... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Coronavirus Response: Spain’s Publishing Industry Mobilizes Bookstore Support

Asking consumers to remember what booksellers mean to them, Spain's publishing industry associations roll out a campaign to reopen book retailers. The post Coronavirus Response: Spain’s Publishing Industry Mobilizes Bookstore Support appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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21 Excellent Books With Happy Endings

Need a YA book with a happy ending? Or maybe a heartwarming romance? We've got your books with happy endings right here for blissful reading. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Black Lives Matter in the book industry

It’s early 2012 and a young boy is walking home when he is fatally shot in the back by a neighbourhood watch officer. The officer claims the boy – only seventeen at the time – was reaching for a gun. All the boy had on him was a packet of Skittles and a can of Arizona iced tea. Now it’s the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Book Industry Charitable Foundation Has Never Been Busier Helping Bookstores

Last August, I wrote about the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, or “Binc,” a Michigan-based non-profit created to support booksellers who have fallen on hard times. If a bookseller winds up in the hospital or a bookstore has a flood, Binc can step in and pay their bills, no questions asked... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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News Corp announces end of more than 100 Australian print newspapers in huge shift to digital

Print editions of dozens of regional newspapers to finish, with sweeping job cuts feared‘Gutting’: News Corp Australia’s newspaper print closures will leave ‘thousands of stories’ untoldNews Corp Australia has confirmed that more than 100 local and regional newspapers will become digital only or... Continue reading at The Guardian

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NPD’s Kristen McLean on the US Industry: Weathering the Pandemic

Having dropped up to 2.5 million units in its worst 'acute COVID period' week, Kristin McLean says the US publishing industry needs to assess, predict, and harden weak spots for challenges ahead. The post NPD’s Kristen McLean on the US Industry: Weathering the Pandemic appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Latest Wimpy Kid, The Deep End, out in October

Puffin has revealed The Deep End, the 15th book in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, is to be released on 27th October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘The Motion of the Body Through Space’ is a fitness industry satire weighed down by its own heavy-handedness

Lionel Shriver’s novel is more determined to make its point than to make us consider what it means to tend a body for the long haul. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Cuts at The Atlantic Set Off Alarm Bells for the Industry

Even as layoffs, pay cuts and indefinite furloughs become an almost daily occurrence in the media industry, news about such developments grows no less tragic and alarming. Such was the case Thursday morning, when Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley revealed in a staff memo that, despite... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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