Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 , 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by the Founder and President of Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., offering a candid view of the challenges operating a values-based business in a competitive marketplace, and the opportunities waiting ahead.
About our speaker
Steven Piersanti founded Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., in 1992, a leading independent publisher of progressive books on current affairs, personal growth, and business, with the mission of "Creating a World That Works for All."
BK has been committed to supporting the movement toward a more enlightened world of work by publishing books that help us integrate our values and our work lives, with the hope of creating more humane and effective organizations.
We have chosen to focus on the areas of work, business, and organizations because these are central elements in many people's lives today. Furthermore, the work world is going through tumultuous changes, from the decline of job security to the rise of new structures for organizing people and work. We believe that change is needed at all levels - individual, organizational, community, and global - and our publications address each of these levels.
Among BK's books we find Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins, Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John de Graaf, and Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America's Original Vision by Thom Hartmann.
Friendly Favors Event
Cost: $20 (or 20 Thankyous) and a dish to share; $40 with no dish
Discount Cost: Applies when you RSVP and choose to give Thankyou's.
Payment Instructions: Make checks payable to IONS
- 6 PM: One hour for socializing and eating dinner
- 7 PM: 30 minutes for welcome, announcements and introductions
- 7:30 PM: One hour for our guest speaker's presentation
- 8:30 PM: 30 minutes for Questions and Answers
- 9 PM: We close the event, allowing time for post-event commingling and cleaning before leaving by 10 PM.
Walk-ins are welcome and RSVPs are much appreciated, so we can notify you of any changes and we can prepare the space accordingly.