Berret Koehler Publishing, known to many simply as “BK”, is an extraordinary company. As you can read on the logo, their mission is to create a world that works for all and with a publishing list that includes Meg Wheatley’s Leadership and the New Science, Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller’s The Secret, Peter Block’s Stewardship, Joe Jaworksi’s Synchronicity and The World Cafe: Shaping our Futures through Conversations that Matter, they’re really doing it.
A BK fan for many years, I am honored to serve as online strategist and designer for many BK authors, so you can imagine how excited I was to be called in as chief consultant for the development and launch of their online BK Community site. Already vibrant less than a month since its launch, this online community features wit, wisdom and informed inquiry from a diverse set of stakeholders ranging from BK authors to readers of these brilliant books to the full impressive array of BK staff and other luminaries in the publishing and promotional industries.
One of my favorite things about BK is their forward-looking understanding and application of digital media, and their early adoption of a community platform is a great example of their foresight in this area. With David Marshall at the helm in digital developments, BK is a company ready for the future.
If you are a BK author or reader, or if you just care about books and where they’re going, time spent in this community will be illuminating and definitely worth your while.