After writing today’s letter about our EDWOSB certification, I realized that readers might wonder just what I was thinking of selling to the US government. History books? Well, that would be nice, but I’m thinking more about China and sustainability. And not just about books, or ebooks, or online resources, but about actual training. Government officials, and even the bureaucrats I’m so critical of, need to get up to speed. Berkshire works with thousands of experts, after all. I’m hoping to put together teams to consult on specific topics, perhaps developing course material or even offering programs. I’ve also talked about managing the translation of Chinese documents to make them truly useful to policy makers.

Tangling with US.gov websites is enough to make me cry, but I persevered and my company, Berkshire Publishing Group, has at last been certified as an Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). The timing is interesting because there’s been so much debate about affirmative action and promoting diversity in higher education, especially after the US Supreme Court ruling in June. Read the rest.