Recent deals and press for our clients

Jesus and John Wayne reviewed in Salon

How the evangelical movement became Trump's "bitch" — and yes, I know what that word signifies

Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons in Publisher's Weekly

No More Playing Defense: A Progressive Christian Steps Up

Kristin Kobes Du Mez in Christinaity Today

Manning-Up America's Evangelicalism

Kristin Kobes Du Mez in The New Republic

The Truth About Trump’s Evangelical Support

Vanessa Bohns in the NYTs

Should You Say Yes to That Favor? Well …

Kristin Kobes Du Mez in Religion and Politics

The Price of White Evangelical Patriarchy

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Kristin Kobes Du Mez in Vox

Is evangelical support for Trump a contradiction?

THINK ACT BE

Seth Gillihan

Psychologist and CBT therapist Seth Gillihan PhD’s THINK ACT BE, about how his model of CBT therapy connects our actions and thoughts to our deep spiritual needs, and how this practice can enable us to feel our presence in the world, connect with the people around us, become aware of our bodies’s needs, and find meaningful work to nurture our souls, sold to Michael Maudlin at Harper One.

Kristin Kobes Du Mez on NPR's Morning Edition

'Jesus And John Wayne' Explores Christian Manhood — And How Belief Can Bolster Trump

LEADING FROM ANYWHERE: UNLOCK THE POWER AND PERFORMANCE OF REMOTE TEAMS

David Burkus

Business thought leader David Burkus’s LEADING FROM ANYWHERE: UNLOCK THE POWER AND PERFORMANCE OF REMOTE TEAMS, a guide to leading remote teams, tackling challenges that managers face—from hiring and onboarding new members from afar to building culture remotely, tracking productivity, communicating speedily, and retaining star employees, sold to Olivia Bartz at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

CHEATING DEATH: HOW TO LIVE LONGER, HEAL QUICKER, AND LOOK BETTER

Rand McClain

Founder of Regenerative & Sports Medicine in Santa Monica, Dr. Rand McClain’s CHEATING DEATH: HOW TO LIVE LONGER, HEAL QUICKER, AND LOOK BETTER, a guide to new treatments to improve quality of life and the ability to prevent, detect, and heal disease, sold to Glenn Yeffeth at BenBella Books.

GET ALONG: EIGHT TYPES OF DIFFICULT PEOPLE AND HOW TO WORK WITH THEM

Amy Gallo

Contributing editor at Harvard Business Review Amy Gallo’s GET ALONG: EIGHT TYPES OF DIFFICULT PEOPLE AND HOW TO WORK WITH THEM, drawing on over a decade of research on the challenges of interpersonal conflict at work to provide invaluable insights and immediately actionable strategies that can help us understand, and get along with the most difficult of our colleagues…and be happier, saner, and more productive because of it, sold to Jeff Kehoe at Harvard Business Review Press.

Vanessa Bohns in Marketplace

How to battle burnout and find a healthy work-life balance during the pandemic

Alice Boyes in HBR

The Upside of Perfectionism? Creativity

HOW TO BE HUMAN IN THE AGE OF AI

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Author of WHY DO SO MANY INCOMPETENT MEN BECOME LEADERS? Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic’s HOW TO BE HUMAN IN THE AGE OF AI, about how can we reclaim our humanity to express our most virtuous and adaptive side and avoid being alienated and dehumanized by technology, sold to Kevin Evers at Harvard Business Review Press.

THE AMERICAN RELIGION

Benjamin Park

Historian and author of KINGDOM OF NAUVOO Benjamin Park’s THE AMERICAN RELIGION, a new history of Mormonism weaving together the broader story of American belief with the trajectory of the LDS tradition, sold to Dan Gerstle at Liveright.

LIFE'S MESSY, LIVE HAPPY

Cy Wakeman

New York Times bestselling author of NO EGO, speaker, podcaster, and leadership thought leader Cy Wakeman’s LIFE’S MESSY, LIVE HAPPY, about how readers can dramatically change their level of happiness by applying her unconventional philosophy to their daily lives at home and at work, sold to George Witte at St. Martin’s.

CITIZEN DIVIDEND: REDISCOVERING THE SOUL OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND WHY IT MATTERS

Brian C. Johnson

CEO of Equality Illinois Brian C. Johnson’s CITIZEN DIVIDEND: REDISCOVERING THE SOUL OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND WHY IT MATTERS, about a radical solution to address the income inequality that continues to grow at an unprecedented pace in America, sold to Lil Copan at Broadleaf Books.

UPSTANDING: THE URGENT RELEVANCE OF COMPANY CHARACTER

Frank A. Calderoni

Chief Executive Officer of Anaplan Frank A. Calderoni’s first book, drawing on 35 years in the C-suite to show how establishing Positive Company Character, the qualities and behaviors a company is known for, can lead directly to greater share-price increase, greater employee productivity, reduction in employee turnover, and increase in customer satisfaction, sold to Zachary Schisgal at Wiley.

Alice Boyes in The Washington Post

Is your partner up at 3 a.m.? Coronavirus stress is real. Here’s how to help.

Vanessa K. Bohns in HBR

3 Tips to Avoid WFH Burnout

Kristin Kobes Du Mez in The Washington Post

Some evangelicals deny the coronavirus threat. It’s because they love tough guys.

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Benjamin E. Park in the New Yorker

How Joseph Smith and the Early Mormons Challenged American Democracy

Max Lugavere on Rachael Ray

Can Amber Light Bulbs Help With Sleep Problems?

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TOMAS CHAMORRO-PREMUZIC

How to Stop Promoting Incompetent Men

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Marty Goldstein in the NYTs

‘The Dog Doc’ Review: How Puppies Heal (and Heel)

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic in HBR

How to Spot an Incompetent Leader

Alive Boyes in HBR

Don’t Let Perfection Be the Enemy of Productivity

Melanie Greenberg in the NYTs

The Difference Between Worry, Stress and Anxiety

Abram C. Van Engen's City on a Hill in the WSJ

Politics: From Church to City to Nation, a Beacon of Freedom America as a noble experiment, from the very first

Benjamin Benjamin E. Park's Kingdom of Nauvoo in the WSJ

The Sojourn Before Salt Lake

David Bentley Hart's That All Shall be Saved in the Los Angeles Review of Books

Condemned to Salvation

JOSEPH SMITH: AMERICAN PROPHET

John Turner

Author of BRIGHAM YOUNG: PIONEER PROPHET and THEY KNEW THEY WERE PILGRIMS: PLYMOUTH COUNTY AND THE CONTEST FOR AMERICAN LIBERTY John Turner’s JOSEPH SMITH: AMERICAN PROPHET, the story of the complex man who inaugurated a distinctly American religion, from his bursting on the scene with the publication of the Book of Mormon in 1830 to his June 1844 murder, sold to Jennifer Banks at Yale University Press.

SOUL, SPIRIT, GOD: A PHILOSOPHY OF MIND

David Bentley Hart

American philosopher and theologian David Bentley Hart’s a philosophical essay arguing that if there is consciousness, intention, reason, and will, the only explanation is the reality of God’s existence, sold to Jennifer Banks at Yale University Press.

BREAKFAST WITH SENECA

David Fideler

Philosopher David Fideler’s guide to the timeless life lessons of the Stoic philosopher Seneca, sold to Quynh Do at Norton.

David Bentley Hart in the NYTs

Why Do People Believe in Hell?

David Bentley Hart in The Christian Century

David Bentley Hart’s polemic against the alleged doctrine of eternal hell

KEEPING THOSE WORDS IN MIND: HOW LANGUAGE CREATES MEANING

Max Louwerse

Professor of cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence at Tilburg University Max Louwerse’s KEEPING THOSE WORDS IN MIND: HOW LANGUAGE CREATES MEANING, drawing on his research to show a radically different explanation for our ability to understand language, one that inverts the accepted understanding of cause and effect when it comes to language and the mind, and answers the question of how humans and computers are able to extract meaning from language so easily, sold to Jake Bonar at Prometheus.

GENIUS KITCHEN

Max Lugavere

Author of the NYTs bestseller GENIUS FOODS Max Lugavere’s GENIUS KITCHEN, a cookbook that features nutrient-dense recipes that can also support and enhance brain health and function, sold to Karen Rinaldi at Harper Wave.

ONE: THE 3,000 YEAR OLD IDEA BENEATH THE UNIVERSE AND THE NEW PHYSICS BEYOND SPACE AND TIME

Heinrich Pas

Professor of theoretical physics at the Technical University of Dortmund Heinrich Pas’s ONE: THE 3,000 YEAR OLD IDEA BENEATH THE UNIVERSE AND THE NEW PHYSICS BEYOND SPACE AND TIME, exploring how the ancient and radical idea of monism has danced through history and coincided with great intellectual, artistic, and cultural moments and shifts, and showing how it could now upend and resolve the paradoxes of modern particle physics, sold to TJ Kellherer at Basic Books.

FIRST AMONG EQUALS

Jane Calvert

University of Kentucky historian and foremost scholar on John Dickinson Jane Calvert’s FIRST AMONG EQUALS: THE LIFE OF JOHN DICKINSON, a biography of one of America’s most influential yet misunderstood figures of the Founding Era, author of the Articles of Confederation and an advocate for the abolition of slavery (paying reparations to those he himself freed), the rights of women, and education for the poor, sold to Tim Bent at Oxford University Press.

CHOOSING COURAGE

James Detert

Darden School of Business professor and organizational behaviorist James (Jim) Detert’s CHOOSING COURAGE, a guide for getting out of your comfort zone and embracing risk at work, based on the author’s research, sold to Kevin Evers at Harvard Business Review Press.

New Book on Productivity

Alice Boyes

Author of THE ANXIETY TOOLKIT Alice Boyes’s untitled book, arguing that time management plans, life hacks, and habits aren’t the key to productivity, but a kind of self-knowledge is; about how we can harness this to become the most effective and visionary versions of ourselves, sold to Lauren Appleton at Tarcher Perigee.

Tommy Kidd in the NYTs

Why Evangelicals Support Donald Trump

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Tommy Kidd in The Atlantic

Evangelical Has Lost Its Meaning

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THE LIFE-CHANGING SCIENCE OF SPOTTING BULLSHIT

John Petrocelli

TEDx speaker, experimental social psychologist at Wake Forest University, and self-proclaimed expert on bullshit John Petrocelli’s THE LIFE-CHANGING SCIENCE OF SPOTTING BULLSHIT, an exploration through storytelling and original empirical research on how bullshit works, how to skillfully detect it, and how to thwart its unwanted effects, sold to Pronoy Sarkar at St. Martin’s.

Max Lugavere in People

Diet Can Be a Key to Combating Alzheimer's

David Bentley Hart in the NYTs

Quentin Tarantino’s Cosmic Justice

INTERRUPTED JOURNEYS: THE ABDUCTION OF BETTY AND BARNEY HILL AND THE FRAGMENTATION OF AMERICA

Matthew Bowman

Associate professor of history and religion and Howard W. Hunter Chair in Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University Matthew Bowman’s INTERRUPTED JOURNEYS: THE ABDUCTION OF BETTY AND BARNEY HILL AND THE FRAGMENTATION OF AMERICA, using the first widely publicized case of an alien abduction in American history as a window into the wrenching social and political transformations at work in the turbulent decade of the 1960s, to Jennifer Banks at Yale University Press.

THOMAS JEFFERSON: A BIOGRAPHY OF SPIRIT AND FLESH

Thomas Kidd

Distinguished professor of history at Baylor University Thomas Kidd’s new biography of the founding father, exploring three tensions that defined Jefferson’s moral life: democracy versus slavery, republican virtue versus dissolute consumption, and veneration for Jesus versus radical skepticism, to Jennifer Banks at Yale University Press.

Heidi Grant | TED Salon: Brightline Initiative

How to ask for help — and get a "yes"

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TOMAS CHAMORRO-PREMUZIC | TEDXCambridge

Why We Should Be More Sexist

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Max Lugavere on the Rachael Ray Show

The Best Foods To Help You Sleep

David Bentley Hart in the NYTs

Can We Please Relax About ‘Socialism’?

 

New Book on Influence

Vanessa Bohns

Professor of organizational psychology at Cornell Vanessa Bohns’s untitled book on influence, a counterintuitive treatment of the subject showing that we have far more than we realize, and the simple ways we can own our powers of persuasion, sold to Quynh Do at Norton.

Max Lugavere in the NYTs

How the Author of ‘Genius Foods’ Spends His Sundays

THE ROMANCE OF REALITY: HOW COMPLEXITY SCIENCE IS SHAPING A NEW COSMIC NARRATIVE

Bobby Azarian

Cognitive neuroscientist and science journalist Bobby Azarian’s THE ROMANCE OF REALITY: HOW COMPLEXITY SCIENCE IS SHAPING A NEW COSMIC NARRATIVE, an account of the revolution that is breaking down the boundaries between the sciences, and which carries implications for how we think about the universe and our place in it, sold to Glenn Yeffeth at BenBella Books.

RAISE YOUR VOLTAGE: THINKING ELECTRICALLY TO UPGRADE YOUR ENERGY, DITCH YOUR BAGGAGE AND RECLAIM YOUR GREATNESS

Eileen Day McKusick

Leader in therapeutic sound and the human biofield Eileen Day McKusick’s RAISE YOUR VOLTAGE: THINKING ELECTRICALLY TO UPGRADE YOUR ENERGY, DITCH YOUR BAGGAGE AND RECLAIM YOUR GREATNESS, a manifesto for personal empowerment based on her fundamentally electrical view of the human body, human potential, and life itself, offering an exploration of the electrical nature of life and health, and simple practices, sold to Joel Fotinos at St. Martin’s Essentials.

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic | TEDx

Why do so many incompetent men become leaders?

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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic in Business Insider

5 ways to decide if your boss is incompetent

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic in HBR

4 Reasons Talented Employees Don’t Reach Their Potential

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic in HBR

Why Are We Still Promoting Incompetent Men?

FINDING THE SWEET SPOT: WIN-WIN HACKS FOR BUSINESS AND LIFE

Leigh Thompson

J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations at Northwestern/Kellogg Leigh Thompson’s FINDING THE SWEET SPOT: WIN-WIN HACKS FOR BUSINESS AND LIFE, about how people can use a set of powerful techniques to leverage their interests, needs, and desires in a way that creates maximum value for themselves and their business partners, spouses, and friends, sold to Tim Bugard at Harper Leadership.

Alice Boyes in HBR

How to Stop Obsessing Over Your Mistakes

THE SPIRIT OF ANIMAL HEALING

Dr. Marty Goldstein

Integrative veterinarian Dr. Marty Goldstein’s THE SPIRIT OF ANIMAL HEALING, the follow-up to his 1999 THE NATURE OF ANIMAL HEALING, in which he continues to turn the traditional approach to animal care upside down, providing readers with the most up-to-date tools and knowledge they need to keep their dogs and cats healthy, and to prevent disease from occurring in the first place, sold to Daniela Rapp at St. Martin’s.

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic reviewed in Financial News

Why do so many incompetent men become leaders?

YOU TURN: A MILLENNIAL WOMAN'S GUIDE TO THE 11 MIND SHIFTS THAT TURN ANXIETY INTO CONFIDENCE

Ashley Stahl

Life coach, podcaster, and columnist for Forbes Magazine Ashley Stahl’s YOU TURN: A MILLENNIAL WOMAN’S GUIDE TO THE 11 MIND SHIFTS THAT TURN ANXIETY INTO CONFIDENCE, about how readers can use radical moments of honesty to recognize the limiting beliefs that keep them stuck, raise their confidence in their abilities and potential, and to pursue what they truly want out of life, sold to Lisa Cheng at Hay House.

James Wilson and Paul R. Daugherty in HBR

Why Open Secrets Exist in Organizations INNOVATION The Future of AI Will Be About Less Data, Not More

EAT, FAST, FEAST

Jay Richards

NYT bestselling author Jay Richards’s EAT, FAST, FEAST: How a Fasting Lifestyle Can Heal Your Body Feed Your Soul and Supercharge Your Mind, an exploration of monastic wisdom and modern scientific research on the benefits of fasting for spiritual and physical wellbeing, sold to Michael Maudlin at Harper One.

Max Lugavere | TEDx

Dementia is preventable through lifestyle. Start now.

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WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THIS?!

Natalia Hailes and Ashley Spivak

Birth doulas and owners of the NYC-based practice Brilliant Bodies, and co-Founders of CYCLES + SEX Natalia Hailes and Ashley Spivak’s WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THIS?!: A HILARIOUS, ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO WHAT THE BLEEP HAPPENS IN BIRTH (AND THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD), a picture book that uses the magic of science, art, and humor to build trust in the most ordinary of extraordinary experiences: birth, sold to Shannon Connors Fabricant at Running Press.

Paul Halpern in Aeon

Is time a linear arrow or a loopy, repeating circle?

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic in HBR

3 Ways to Build a Data-Driven Team

Art Markman in HBR

Why People Aren’t Motivated to Address Climate Change

THAT GOD MAY BE ALL IN ALL: THE QUESTION OF UNIVERSAL SALVATION

David Bentley Hart

David Bentley Hart’s THAT GOD MAY BE ALL IN ALL: THE QUESTION OF UNIVERSAL SALVATION, a reexamination of universal salvation, based on a close reading of early Christian sources, arguing that God is merciful, hell is never everlasting, and that in the end all will be saved and joined to God in Christ, sold to Jennifer Banks at Yale University Press

Alice Boyes in HBR

4 Ways Busy People Sabotage Themselves

Leigh Thompson in HBR

Simple Prompts Can Get Women to Negotiate More Like Men, and Vice Versa

Heidi Grant on CBS This Morning

How to become comfortable asking for help

David Burkus in HBR

Networking Myths Dispelled

Heidi Grant n the NYTs

How to Ask for Help and Actually Get It

Karlyn Borysenko on NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report

Handling a toxic workplace

H. James Wilson and Paul R. Daugherty in HBR

Why Even AI-Powered Factories Will Have Jobs for Humans

Alice Boyes in HBR

5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Workload

Art Markman in HBR

How to Cure Your Dread of Public Speaking

Elizabeth Grace Saunders in HBR

Are You Productive Enough?

Heidi Grant in HBR

5 Mistakes Companies Make About Growth Mindsets

David Bentley Hart in the New York Times

The New York Yankees Are a Moral Abomination

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic in HBR

Take Control of Your Learning at Work

Max Lugavere on Dr. Oz

The Carbs You Should Be Eating

Alice Boys in HBR

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic in HBR

Too Much Team Harmony Can Kill Creativity

Heidi Grant's Reinforcements in 800CEOREAD

Editor's Choice Review

“Allowing others to help you by knowing how and being willing to ask for it may just aid them as much as you, and makes the world around you a better, more helpful, more joyous place in the process. “It brings out the best—and the best feelings—in all of us,” writes Heidi Grant. Her Reinforcements will help you do just that.”  More here.

Heidi Grant HBR podcast

Getting People to Help You

Heidi Grant in HBR

Drowning in Work? Here’s How to Ask a Colleague for Help.

Nicholas Pearce in HBR

What to Do When Your Boss Won’t Advocate for You

Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You

by Heidi Grant Reviewed in the Financial Times

“irresistible, and Ms Grant’s concise counsel amply fulfils its promise”  More here.

Bono has discovered David Bentley Hart

ONWARD CHRISTIAN WARRIORS

Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Professor of history at Calvin College Kristin Kobes Du Mez’s ONWARD CHRISTIAN WARRIORS, offering an understanding of American Evangelicalism as a hypermasculine cultural movement and community of consumption united in a defense of patriarchal power, sold to Katie Henderson Adams at Liveright.

VITAL FORCE: Ancient Energy Secrets For Modern Life

Rajshree Patel

Leader in the fields of personal and spiritual development and senior teacher with the Art of Living Foundation Rajshree Patel’s VITAL FORCE: Ancient Energy Secrets For Modern Life, about how a series of simple techniques, practiced in as little as 20 minutes each day, can enable us to tap the energy that flows within us and around us, and create confidence, charisma, connection and flow, sold to Anne Barthel at Hay House.

THE GENIUS WAY

Max Lugavere

Max Lugavere’s THE GENIUS WAY, the follow up to bestselling Genius Foods, a lifestyle prescription for optimal cognitive function, sold Karen Rinaldi at Harper Wave.

THE TEMPERATURE EVOLUTION

Hans Ijzerman

Expert on social thermoregulation in humans, the University of Grenoble’s Hans Ijzerman’s THE TEMPERATURE EVOLUTION: How Climate Has Made Us Social And Shapes Our Health, about the profound impact temperature has had on human evolution, and the far-reaching impacts that temperature regulation has on our emotions, relationships, and health, from the attachment that we develop as children towards our parents, to the way a chilly room makes us judgmental, and how our feelings of kinship with others affect our temperature perceptions, sold to Quynh Do at Norton.

SYNCHRONICITY and FLASHES OF CREATION

Paul Halpern

Paul Halpern’s SYNCHRONICITY, about the millenia-old debate over instant versus delayed connections in nature, and FLASHES OF CREATION, about the clash between Fred Hoyle and his “Steady State” theory of the origin of the universe and George Gamow and the Big Bang Theory that became the majority view, sold to T.J. Kelleher at Basic.