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: 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, makes films, 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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#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line

By Blyth Meier, published June 19, 2018, at 9:52 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School share The Parkland Manifesto for reducing deaths from gun violence.


What We're Reading Over Memorial Day Weekend

By Blyth Meier, published May 23, 2018, at 1:08 PM – Filed under: The Company

Our staff members share the books they will be reading over the holiday weekend.


10 Books for New Graduates

By Blyth Meier, published May 9, 2018, at 11:21 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs, Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture, Narrative & Biography, Personal Development & Human Behavior

These ten books make perfect gifts for your new grads, as they begin to navigate the Rest of Their Lives.


Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career

By Blyth Meier, published May 1, 2018, at 9:15 AM – Filed under:

David Burkus' Friend of a Friend... introduces us to some new thinking on what successful networking can look like.


When the Wolves Bite: Two Billionaires, One Company, and an Epic Wall Street Battle

By Blyth Meier, published April 24, 2018, at 8:52 AM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

Scott Wapner's new book is a fast-paced and cautionary tale about the power that, ten years after the financial crisis, still lives in the hands of a precious few.


We're Hiring: Production Specialist

By Blyth Meier, published April 9, 2018, at 9:55 AM – Filed under: The Company

We want you to join our team of book lovers in Milwaukee!


New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—And How to Make It Work for You

By Blyth Meier, published April 3, 2018, at 2:16 PM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Current Events & Public Affairs

Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms explore one of the more positive by-products of the digital era: the disruption of consolidated power.


Story Driven: You Don't Need to Compete When You Know Who You Are

By Blyth Meier, published March 20, 2018, at 10:36 AM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

If you want to build a great company, a thriving entrepreneurial venture, or a fulfilling career, Bernadette Jiwa's latest book proves you don't need to compete when you know who you are.

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Inside the Longlist: The Best Personal Development & Human Behavior Books of 2017

By Blyth Meier, published December 13, 2017, at 8:45 AM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior, Publishing Industry, The Company

Far beyond the “self help” books of yesterday, these five personal development & human behavior books help you in ways you didn’t even know you needed.


How Cycling Can Save the World

By Blyth Meier, published June 7, 2017, at 2:53 PM – Filed under: Current Events & Public Affairs

A manifesto for everyday cycling from The Guardian's Peter Walker is an urgent call for today's world.


Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

By Blyth Meier, published March 8, 2017, at 11:05 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives, Marketing & Sales

Adam Alter shines a light on behavioral addiction, and re-orients our relationship with the technologies we live with every day.


Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less

By Blyth Meier, published February 15, 2017, at 2:29 PM – Filed under: Personal Development & Human Behavior

Tiffany Dufu helps us clarify what matters most—and what doesn't—so we can leverage our highest and best use at home and work.