We GIIS China panelists were having dinner together in
One result of this cost-consciousness is that I had two days at home between the trip to
Our small team is working intensely now to make sure we meet our deadlines for this yearâ€™s publications, and I wish I could be there with them. We work online well (FYI, for those interested in technical details, with e-mail, Skype phone and IM, and Basecamp for project management), but thereâ€™s something very satisfying about being in the office. This is especially true when it comes to design work with Joe (DiStefano), because we like to pull up chairsâ€”or, more usually, Pilates ballsâ€”and go through options together. Joe came to us almost right out of college, about a year and a half ago. Itâ€™s amazing how much heâ€™s done to reshape and solidify the look of Berkshire Publishing. Youâ€™ll see his work all over our website and in all our print materials, and heâ€™ll soon be helping to shape our multimedia efforts as well, with podcasts and videos and webinars.
Iâ€™m missing several important events in the Berkshires this week and hope David will get some photos I can post. His latest book, the African American Trail Guide to the Berkshires, is newly published, in time for a bus tour of the county and a weekend conference at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in