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    John Butmanhas been engaged in the creative aspects of publishing for more than thirty years. He specializes in idea-driven, nonfiction books about business, current affairs, and the social sciences, and has worked with leading figures in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations throughout the United States and around the world. John has been involved in the creation of more than fifty titles including the forthcoming Lifeboat, by leadership coach Maggie Craddock; The Painted Porch, by two leaders in the Stoic movement; and Republican Jesus, by religious historian Tony Keddie. Published titles include Real Boys by Harvard psychologist Dr. William Pollack, a New York Times bestseller; Trading Up by Boston Consulting Group partners Michael J. Silverstein and Neil Fiske, a BusinessWeek bestseller and Berry-AMA Award winner; The Resilience Dividend by Judith Rodin, former president of The Rockefeller Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania; and Employees First, Customers Second by Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL Technologies and a member of the Thinkers50 global ranking. John is the author of Breaking Out (Harvard Business Review Press) and co-author, with Simon Targett, of New World, Inc. (Little, Brown).

    John is looking for big, preferably contrarian, ideas and authors who seek to influence thinking, motivate action, and reveal new truths through analysis, storytelling, research, data, and personal narratives.

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