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Au revoir to a global point of reference

Berkshire Publishing’s tagline is about to change, but before we make the switch I’d like to explain why we have been, for ten years, “A global point of reference.” This was partly a play on two meanings of the word reference. In early days, we were known for our encyclopedias – reference books that lived in the reference

By |2015-05-19T12:02:20-05:00May 19th, 2015|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments

Berkshire Author Talks Climate Change and China

The National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR) often offers its members a chance to hear directly from experts after major world events. Last week’s members-only teleconference about the historic US-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change featured Alex Wang, professor at UCLA School of Law, and Joanna Lewis, professor at Georgetown University and one of Berkshire’s authors.

By |2014-12-05T11:58:40-05:00December 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Seven Things I’ve Learned Recently

1. The northeastern Australian state of Queensland is four times the size of California but has only 3.5 million people - about the size of Connecticut, or one-fifth the size of New York City. 2. You've heard of 3-D printing, right? Well, now there is 4-D printing. This involves printing 3-D items that have the ability

By |2013-08-07T12:41:23-05:00August 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

That vs. Which and “Why the Left Hates Families”

When we were on vacation in Britain earlier this month I noticed that people seldom made a distinction between "which" and "that" in sentences, and I've been reading a bunch of British books and noticed the same thing. I was starting to question my sanity a little bit, because I'm 99% sure I know when to

By |2013-07-23T15:34:55-05:00May 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holy Cow Do We Have Sustainability Covered

Wow, I just want to say that we have an incredible array of topics covered in the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. (Not to toot our own horn or anything!) The usual stuff that you hear about all the time, yes - carbon capture, coal, climate change, etc. - but we have tons of interesting stuff on

By |2013-06-21T09:29:40-05:00April 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nature is very dependable! (at least sometimes)

How's this for accuracy? Yesterday I mentioned to my wife that we saw a skunk at work, and wondered if it was a bad thing to see a skunk out during the day. She said she'd read somewhere that skunks are coming out this time of year, and that it's a sign of spring. So I

By |2013-02-21T10:23:15-05:00February 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Tech battle update: hooray for Zoho, boo for Microsoft

Last week, I reported on our battles to try to get our project management program to improve. I’m happy to report that I got a very nice and thorough answer to our many comments and suggestions, and I look forward to using their newest version. This week, I decided to try to write to the all-mighty

By |2013-01-22T15:57:08-05:00January 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Technology and Innovation and Web Design, Oh My!

Anybody who knows me knows that technology is NOT my middle name. (My middle name is actually “Give Him an Inch and He’ll Take a Yard.”) In recent years working at Berkshire, though, technology has been thrust upon me. I now understand enough about how computers work to get frustrated when things don’t appear to be

By |2013-01-18T11:25:28-05:00January 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Christmas in Beijing

Would you be able to explain the difference between Jesus and Santa Claus, or the symbolism of different Hanukkah and Christmas foods? These were topics of conversation as Berkshire Publishing hosted its first holiday party in China. I was in Beijing to speak at a digital publishing conference, but I also found a way to make

By |2013-01-22T04:30:00-05:00December 20th, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments
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