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Blyth Meier joined us to lead our marketing department in 2015 after doing that work for the Milwaukee Film Festival for the previous five years. While she made good use her filmmaking degree at that job, here she returns to her first love—books. As an undergraduate English major at the University of North Dakota, Blyth’s favorite time of year was the annual Writers Conference, which brought many of her soon-to-be favorite authors to the remote Northern Prairie: Sherman Alexie, Peter Matthiessen, August Wilson, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Natasha Trethewey, and Terry Tempest Williams. Blyth lives in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, where she gardens, cooks, takes photographs, and participates in a yearly 24-hour bike race. At 800-CEO-READ, she runs our social media accounts, writes for In the Books, and is the keeper of all our marketing spreadsheets.

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April 2015 Business Book Bestsellers

By Blyth Meier, published May 4, 2015, at 3:59 PM – Filed under: The Company

Our business book bestsellers for the month of April, 2015

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What books are currently on your nightstand?

By Blyth Meier, published April 20, 2015, at 9:00 AM – Filed under: The Company

Here’s what’s currently piled up on our collective nightstands, begging for our attention.

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The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel by Matt Zoller Seitz

By Blyth Meier, published April 8, 2015, at 1:37 PM – Filed under:

The follow-up to The Wes Anderson Collection is a comprehensive look at this twelve-layer wedding cake of a film.

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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (Revised)

By Blyth Meier, published April 7, 2015, at 2:08 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

How much GTD is enough when you want a "mind like water"?

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Caring Economics

By Blyth Meier, published April 6, 2015, at 12:00 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Can economic systems by compassionate? Experts in neuroscience, Buddhism, and ethics tackle this complex question.

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What Did You Read As a Child?

By Blyth Meier, published March 24, 2015, at 11:03 AM – Filed under: The Company

Find out which books encouraged our staff to be life-long readers.

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Kelly Leonard & Tom Yorton on Business and Books

By Blyth Meier, published February 19, 2015, at 8:58 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Marketing & Sales

Kelly Leonard & Tom Yorton, authors of Yes, And, talk about the books that have influenced them and what they're reading now.

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A Q&A with Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton

By Blyth Meier, published February 18, 2015, at 9:45 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Marketing & Sales

Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton of The Second City answer our questions about their book Yes, And.

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Kelly Leonard & Tom Yorton

By Blyth Meier, published February 17, 2015, at 11:15 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Strategy, Marketing & Sales

Kelly Leonard & Tom Yorton take the secrets of improv from Chicago's famed Second City into the business world to tackle problems with laughter and trust.

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Well-Designed by Jon Kolko

By Blyth Meier, published January 13, 2015, at 10:19 AM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Marketing & Sales

Jon Kolko’s new offering from Harvard Business Press aims to help conceive, design, and produce better products based on a design process that puts users first.