by Geoff Bellman

This book is about people and organizations who are Positively Making A Difference. But before we get into their stories, I want to tell you a little about the extraordinary publisher who makes this book possible—and his publishing house whose self-defined purpose is “to create a world that works for all.” Any business book about people making a difference should clearly begin with Berrett-Koehler.

In the late ‘80s, Steve Piersanti, Berrett-Koehler’s founder, and I began talking. He was then president and CEO of Jossey-Bass Publishers. We were doing a book together (The Consultant’s Calling) and I was lucky enough ...

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