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About Karen Christensen

Karen Christensen is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, and occasional scholar who also writes about how women gain and wield power. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group, a research associate of the Fairbank Center at Harvard, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and founder of the Train Campaign. She was a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press, Read Karen’s occasional dispatches from the frontlines of international publishing at Karen's Letter on Substack, and follow her on Twitter etc @karenchristenze.

Jesus or Hitler? Data analysis from the Encyclopedia of Leadership

In 2004, SAGE published the Berkshire-conceived Encyclopedia of Leadership. It was the first comprehensive survey of leadership studies and contains 1.2 million words divided among 375 referred articles, 3 appendices, 300 sidebars, and 150 illustrations.  The entire project was developed Berkshire Publishing with an editorial board of 16 leadership scholars, with James MacGregor Burns as Senior Editor. Exploring

By |2024-01-09T15:08:42-05:00January 9th, 2024|Berkshire Blog Archives 2004-2023|0 Comments

Educating policy makers as an EDWOSB

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

More Lessons from World War II

World War II has been on my mind this year, so when I noticed a small red paperback on a bookshelf and realized it was a bit of propaganda written by Daphne du Maurier, the hugely popular novelist, I started reading it.The book was published when groups on both sides of the Atlantic were trying to

By |2023-03-18T10:49:34-04:00March 18th, 2023|Berkshire Blog Archives 2004-2023|Comments Off on More Lessons from World War II

Amazon No Smiles

This is going to be a chronological report of Amazon's latest, and so far most incompetent, assault on small publishers and self-published authors: Friday Saturday Sunday Hello from Amazon Selling Partner Support, I realize the importance this has for you and your business. I know this has an impact on your business, and I will

By |2022-10-25T06:43:31-04:00October 24th, 2022|Berkshire Blog Archives 2004-2023|0 Comments

How to run a neighborhood email group

I've been running a listserv called TheHillGB for some years now, and just received this question from a member: "I am considering creating a listserv for work-related purposes. As moderator of this list, do you have any good resources for the whats and hows of developing and maintaining a strong, functional listerv?" (The word listserv was original

By |2024-01-09T13:29:12-05:00August 18th, 2022|Berkshire Blog Archives 2004-2023|0 Comments


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