News from 2010

December, 2010

Happy Holidays from DSM Agency!

Columbus Circle circa 1936 by Guy Wiggins


September, 2010

DSM Agency Frankfurt Hot List 2010

Top books with international rights available

(You can download a PDF of list here.)

Sue Hitzmann

THE MELT METHOD

Harper Collins (World English – Spring 2012)

A self-treatment technique that activates and hydrates the body’s connective tissue to prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living. 

Maddy Dychtwald

INFLUENCE

Hyperion ( North America – May 2010)

China Times ( Taiwan )

How women think and feel about money and how their control over money will transform the global society, families, politics, and the marketplace.

Patricia Crisafulli and Andrea Redmond

COMEBACKS

Jossey-Bass (World English – May 2010)

NY Times bestselling author Crisafulli pairs with Redmond to talk with high profile people who lost it all and how they successfully came back.

Harry Kraemer

FROM VALUES TO ACTION

Jossey-Bass (World English – August 2011)

Illustrates how self-reflection allows the development of a values-based leadership, how that leadership sets the standard for business, and how that business can influence the world at large. 

Curt Weeden

SMART GIVING IS GOOD BUSINESS

Jossey-Bass (World English – Spring 2011)

Corporations can increase their own business by supporting local nonprofits. Features questions most companies ask when weighing whether to spend more or less on contributions.

Charlie Pellerin

HOW NASA BUILDS TEAMS

John Wiley and Sons (World English – June 2009)

Korea Price ( Korea ); China Times ( Taiwan ); Achievement Publishing ( Japan ); Agir Editora ( Brazil ); Infodar ( Bulgaria )

Former Director of NASA illustrates a unique 4-D system to analyze team and leader effectiveness, focusing on team culture and managing individual behaviors. 

Nance Guilmartin

POWER OF PAUSE

Jossey-Bass (World English – December 2009)

Explains how taking a moment to reevaluate our circumstances allows us to make more productive decisions and avoid disastrous miscommunications. 

Eric Goodman

TRACKS

Atticus Books (World English – Spring 2011)

A Tarantino-style LOVE ACTUALLY meets literary fiction — the reader journeys by train from Baltimore to Chicago via the perspectives of a diverse array of passengers. 

Sarah McCoy

THE BAKER’S DAUGHTER

Random House ( North America English & North American Spanish – Fall 2011)

A tale of family and heartbreak straddling WWII era Germany and modern day Texas asks: do you betray your fellow man or your loved ones? Is that the only choice you have?

Sarah McCoy

THE TIME IT SNOWED IN PUERTO RICO

Random House ( North America English & North American Spanish – August 2009)

A debut novel about a young girl’s coming-of-age set in 1960s-era Puerto Rico. 

Jeffrey Fox

HOW TO BE A FIERCE COMPETITOR

Jossey-Bass (World English – March 2010)

Sripathum ( Thailand ); Alpina ( Russia ); Pegasus ( Turkey ); Thenan ( Korea )

Fox shows tough times also give solid companies, strong managers, and potential rainmakers the opportunity to seize market share. 

Jason Kelly

THE NEATEST LITTLE GUIDE TO STOCK MARKET INVESTING, 4th EDITION

Penguin ( North America – January 2010)

Finessa ( Serbia ); Toyo Keizai ( Japan – 3 rd edition)

New examples of real investments that work even in the face of the crash of 2008 and thoroughly updated resources including free online stock screeners and the newest online brokers. 

John Strelecky and Tim Brownson

HOW TO BE RICH AND HAPPY

Aspen Light Publishing ( North America – May 2010)

Edition Dauphin Blanc ( France ); DTV ( Germany ); Ankh-Hermes (Holland)

A powerful formula that shows you how to build your unique picture of happiness and demonstrates in a straight talking style how to achieve it. 

Sheila Bethel

A NEW BREED OF LEADER

Penguin ( North America – March 2009)

PHEI ( China )

The ideal leader needs equal parts intellectual, emotional, strategic, and instinctual competence.

Featured on Publishers Marketplace:

Non-fiction: Health
Sue Hitzmann’s THE MELT METHOD, a self-treatment technique that activates and hydrates the body’s connective tissue to prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living, to Nancy Hancock at Harper One, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (World English).

Fiction: Debut
Eric Goodman’s TRACKS, in which the reader journeys by train from Baltimore to Chicago via the perspectives of a diverse array of characters, to Dan Cafaro at Atticus Books, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (World English).


August, 2010

Featured on Federal News Radio:

Charlie Pellerin discusses his work with NASA and 4D Systems as he answers questions aboutHOW NASA BUILDS TEAMS on In Depth with Francis Rose. Read about and listen to the interview here.


May, 2010

As Seen on Jezebel:

In a post entitled Own Your Money Like You Own Your Sexuality, Jezebel.com reviews the groundbreaking research featured in Maddy Dychtwald’s INFLUENCE. They pose the question, “When it comes to attitudes towards money, are young women moving backwards?” Read the full post here.

As Seen in Forbes:

Forbes ran an excerpt of the new book, COMEBACKS: Powerful Lessons from Leaders who Endured Setbacks and Recaptured Success on Their Own Terms, by Andrea Redmond and Patricia Crisafulli. Read the full excerpt here.


April, 2010

DSM Agency London Hot List 2010

Top books with international rights available

(You can download a PDF of list here.)

Patricia Crisafulli and Andrea Redmond
COMEBACKS

Jossey-Bass (World English – May 2010)
NY Times bestselling author Crisafulli pairs with Redmond to talk with high profile people who lost it all and how they came back.

Harry Kraemer
UNTITLED VALUES-BASED LEADERSHIP

Jossey-Bass (World English – August 2011)
Illustrates how self-reflection allows the development of a values-based leadership, how that leadership sets the standard for business, and how that business can influence the world at large.

Curt Weeden
UNTITLED CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY 

Jossey-Bass (World English – Spring 2011)
Corporations can increase their own business by supporting local nonprofits. Features questions most companies ask when weighing whether to spend more or less on contributions.

Charlie Pellerin
HOW NASA BUILDS TEAMS

John Wiley and Sons (World English – June 2009)
Korea Price (Korea); China Times (Taiwan); Achievement Publishing (Japan); Agir Editora (Brazil); Infodar (Bulgaria)
Former Director of NASA illustrates a unique 4-D system to analyze team and leader effectiveness, focusing on team culture and managing individual behaviors.

Nance Guilmartin
POWER OF PAUSE

Jossey-Bass (World English – December 2009)
Explains how taking a moment to reevaluate our circumstances allows us to make more productive decisions and avoid disastrous miscommunications.

Nancy Liebler and Sandra Moss
HEALING DEPRESSION THE MIND-BODY WAY

John Wiley and Sons (World English – April 2009)
How to use the ancient Ayurveda techniques of spiritual and physical nourishment, undoing the factors in one’s body and mind that lead to depression.

Jeffrey Fox
HOW TO BE A FIERCE COMPETITOR

Jossey-Bass (World English – March 2010)
Sripathum (Thailand); Alpina (Russia)
Economic downturns separate the winning companies from the struggling. Fox shows tough times also give solid companies, strong managers, and potential rainmakers the opportunity to seize market share.

Maddy Dychtwald
INFLUENCE

Hyperion (North America – May 2010)
China Times (Taiwan)
How women think and feel about money and how their control over money will transform the global society, families, politics, and the marketplace.

Jason Kelly
THE NEATEST LITTLE GUIDE TO STOCK MARKET INVESTING, 4th EDITION

Penguin (North America – January 2010)
Finessa (Serbia)
New examples of real investments that work even in the face of the crash of 2008 and thoroughly updated resources including free online stock screeners and the newest online brokers.

Sarah McCoy
THE TIME IT SNOWED IN PUERTO RICO

Random House (North America – August 2009)
A debut novel about a young girl’s coming-of-age set in 1960s-era Puerto Rico.

Sheila Bethel
A NEW BREED OF LEADER

Penguin (North America – March 2009)
PHEI (China)
The ideal leader needs equal parts intellectual, emotional, strategic, and instinctual competence.

John Strelecky and Tim Brownson
HOW TO BE RICH AND HAPPY

Aspen Light Publishing (North America – May 2010)
A powerful formula that shows you how to build your unique picture of happiness and demonstrates in a straight talking style how to achieve it.


March, 2010

As seen on Fox 25 Boston:

Nance Guilmartin discusses THE POWER OF PAUSE and how best to deal with coworkers on Boston’s Fox 25 News. Watch the interview here.

As seen in Publishers Weeky:

INFLUENCE: How Women’s Soaring Economic Power Will Transform Our World for the Better 
Maddy Dychtwald with Christine Larson. Hyperion/Voice (North America)

Dychtwald, a demographer and marketing executive, provides a riveting exploration of female economic emancipation in the 21stcentury as unprecedented numbers of women all over the world are becoming financially powerful enough to stand on their own and tip global power balances: individually, as their attitudes toward money changes; in the home; in the work place; and in society at large, as gender gaps in health and education in even the poorest nations are narrowing. Dychtwald shows how women are upending the status quo in corporate America through this rapid economic shift and offers a welcome, more micro look with her five “money profiles”—archetypal ways that modern women relate to their money, how financially self-confident they feel, and what they expect their money to do for them. She provides fascinating glimpses of women from all corners of the globe who are taking advantage of this change, from Uganda to Northern California, and her rousing and well-researched book contains valuable insight into a pivotal movement that holds vast and heartening advancements. (May)


February, 2010

Jeffrey Fox’s RAIN Nominated for an Audie Award:

Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on May 25, 2010, at The Museum of the City of New York in New York City.The Audies are conducted by the Audio Publishers Association .

As seen in Publishers Marketplace:

Non-fiction: Business/ Investing/ Finance 

CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTING author Curt Weeden’s untitled work on Corporate Philanthropy, arguing that corporations can increase their own business by supporting local nonprofits and tackles the tough questions most companies ask when weighing whether to spend more or less on contributions, to Jesse Wiley at Jossey-Bass, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (world English).


January, 2010

As seen in Publishers Weekly:

How to Be a Fierce Competitor: What Winning Companies and Great Managers Do in Tough Times

Jeffrey J. Fox. Jossey-Bass, $19.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-470-40854-4
Fox (How to Become a Rainmaker) explores the best practices of fierce competitors and how they gain market share, seize opportunity, and win when the stakes are the highest. With multiple bulleted lists of key action items, he swiftly covers a wide array of timely topics, including why bad times are actually good times, the benefits of piling up cash in tough times, and being cautious while showing fearlessness. He also encourages executives to play relevant “what if” games, always have a plan, stay off magazine covers, and be obsessive about execution. Of particular value are the sections on employee relations, which offer counterintuitive actions that reap big rewards on reserved executive parking spots, unionization, nurturing those hired and acquired, pruning dead wood, and cutting out all bureaucracy. This concise book will give motivated managers and executives the guidance they need to successfully bring their organizations to the next level. (Mar.)

As seen in Publishers Marketplace:

NON-FICTION: BUSINESS/INVESTING/FINANCE
Professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the former chairman and CEO of Baxter International Harry Jansen Kraemer Jr’s untitled book on Values-Based Leadership, illustrating how self-reflection allows the development of a values-based leadership, how that leadership sets the standard for business, and how that business can influence the world at large, to Genoveva Llosa at Jossey-Bass, by Doris Michaels at DSM Agency (World English).

As seen at the Coalition for Space Exploration:

Book Review -How NASA Builds Teams: Mission Critical Soft Skills for Scientists, Engineers, and Project Teams

by Charles J. Pellerin

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey; (hard cover) $39.95; 2009.

NASA over the decades has been revered as a technological Tour de Force of an agency – witness the Apollo Moon landing program, the now outgoing space shuttle project, as well as the International Space Station venture. These are all examples of engineering at its challenging best.

But in reaching for such competence, every successful organization needs high-performance teams to compete and succeed. Yet, as the author of this inside look at the softer side of NASA explains, technical people are often resistant to traditional “touchy-feely” teambuilding.

What the reader finds throughout this well-written, easy to grasp book, is the ongoing need for a workplace like NASA to always strive to improve communication, performance, and morale among technical teams. Doing so doesn’t come easy.

Pellerin is no outsider to NASA. He’s a former director of NASA’s astrophysics division. He was on the receiving end of lessons learned in dealing with the aftermath of NASA’s out of focus fiasco – the flawed mirror of the Hubble Space Telescope.

The book’s opening chapter dives into that foul up – one that Pellerin flags as “Conscious Expectation of the Unexpected” – an early Hubble motto. And from that experience, the author explores the dominant driver of team performance – the context.

Pellerin has pioneered a process he tags the 4-D System approach, how to manage the drivers of social contexts to enhance success. You need not be a space program manager to reap the benefits from this book. The processes spotlighted by the author in this very readable volume can be transported to almost any enterprise.

By Leonard David

http://www.spacecoalition.com/