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Jim Parry

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Jim Parry
Jim Parry, a Harvard graduate, has had a long career in advertising, including starting two agencies with national accounts (Conoco, Pfizer, Best Western Hotels). His thriller, The Discovery, was published by Crowell, a division of what is now HarperCollins. He has co-written screenplays sold to Columbia and Universal and most recently has blogged for Huffington Post. He is back to writing thrillers and is collaborating with Ron Barrett (co-creator and illustrator of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) on illustrated books for adults and children.

A New Reality: Human Evolution for a Sustainable Future

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The past 200 years have been marked by two worldwide explosions: population growth and economic growth.  The latter, necessary to cope with the former, also dramatically improved how most the of world’s people live. But in the last decades of the 20th century, population growth began to slow, and eventually it will plateau and even decline. Yet the world’s economic system, built for growth, roars on – and is both unsustainable and dangerous.  Climate change, change for the worse, is only the most dramatic of its consequences. So we will soon be at an inflection point.  Call the past two centuries Epoch A.  Call what we are about to enter Epoch B.The transition will be filled with turmoil and conflict,…

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“Forged in Crisis:” Inspiration on the Power to Lead

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There are so many books on leadership it may seem there are no more “secrets” of leadership to be revealed to us. So for anyone writing on the subject, the challenge is: (1) make the subject more interesting, more vivid, and (2) give the reader the realistic reassurance that, yes, maybe I, too, can be a leader. In this, Nancy Koehn admirably succeeds in her work, Forged in Crisis: The Making of Five Courageous Leaders (Scribner). Koehn, a professor and historian at the Harvard Business School where she holds the James E. Robison chair of Business Administration, writes a historical narrative of five extraordinary people who mastered a crisis in order to prevail and became great leaders in the process: polar explorer…

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Anubis: A Thriller Straight from U.S. Intelligence

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You expect a thriller written by a retired member of the U.S. Intelligence Community who served in Iraq and Saudi Arabia to give you the inside dope on how terror and other stuff gets done. Anubis delivers. In this second installment of Eric C. Anderson’s New Caliphate trilogy (Dunn Books), soldiers, spies and statesmen converge as the world braces for an overflow of terror – a new U.S. president is about to be inaugurated and ISIS is attacking on multiple fronts. But beyond the main storyline, one gains an array of information – the relevance of which may depend on your vocation or your intentions to take over parts or all of the free world. Consider: How to take out…

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