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I have yet to post my first blog. As a place-holder, I've employed a pair of Vatican-trained chimpanzees to offer up some of their thinking. I'm sure you'll agree that their first submission is nothing if not profound: "Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut … [Read more...]

Anna, Ann, Annie: A Novel

Anna, Ann, Annie: A Novel   ~ Thomas Trebitsch Parker

Changing her name to fit the altered circumstances of her life, the eponymous protagonist of Parker's intriguing new novel is in search of her identity even while she desperately seeks--but never finds--the sanctuary of a loving relationship. Born Anna Moser in pre-WW II Vienna, she grows up in an affluent, cultured household destined to be riven by two events: her eccentric parents' separation and the Holocaust. A talented pianist, Anna chooses not to pursue a career and for a time works as a … [Read more...]

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! … [Read more...]

CEO: Building a $400 Million Company from the Ground Up

Ceo: Building a $400 Million Company from the Ground Up

Kurtzig, the successful founder and retired CEO of the ASK Computer Systems group now tells her unique story, and offers entrepreneurial advice for business men and women at all levels. Starting with just $2,000 and working in a spare bedroom, the author created the fastest-growing software company in the United States. … [Read more...]

Small Business: A Novel


Nothing is going right for poor Martin Fassler. His partner Ed Blair, the creative half of their San Francisco media production company, ups and leaves one day, announcing he is having an "emotional difficulty." Soon all the other employees disappear also, following Ed to Italy to work on a special project. So Fassler must orchestrate entirely on his own a couple of big projects, including one that will bring in the largest fee his company has ever received. Other forces are working against … [Read more...]

Winfield: A Player’s Life

Winfield: A Player's Life

This chatty and candid autobiography by the Yankee star and coauthor Parker (Small Business, a novel) presents not only Winfield's career as an athlete but also his views on owners, managers and players, his aid to needy children, the role of blacks in American life and especially in baseball. A brilliantly successful athlete at the University of Minnesota, Winfield began his diamond career with the San Diego Padres, where he ran up against the first owner with whom he had differences, Ray Kroc. … [Read more...]

One Size Fits One: Building Relationships One Customer and One Employee at a Time

One Size Fits One: Building Relationships One Customer and One Employee at a Time by Tom Parker & Deborah C. Stephens

One Size Fits One: Building Relationships One Customer and One Employee at a Time received critical acclaim from the business press and the endorsement of top CEOs by laying out the ten rules for what customers want—in their own blunt words—and showing how your company can begin to develop the personalized relationships necessary to build loyalty. This updated Second Edition places a much stronger emphasis on distributed leadership throughout an organization, which is needed to build enduring … [Read more...]

Leadership and the Customer Revolution: The Messy, Unpredictable, and Inescapably Human Challenge of Making the Rhetoric of Change a Reality


Praise from business leaders for Leadership and the Customer Revolution: "This book forcefully and in immensely practical ways teaches Einstein’s staggering point: ‘The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.’ Absolutely both cutting edge and real time, disturbing and confirming, inspiring and pragmatic! I recommend it highly. Worth reading again and again." —Stephen R. Covey, Author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People … [Read more...]

Prize Stories 1971: The O.Henry Awards


Finding himself in Viet Nam in 1968 and dogged by 1st Lt. Bauer, his nemesis from his prior post stateside, U.S. Army Specialist 4 Wetzel discovers a unique way to get Bauer off his back while bringing the rest of America's fighting forces home in Tom Parker's "Troop Withdrawal: The Initial Step." Formerly published in Harper's, the story was an O. Henry-prize winner and reprinted in "Prize Stories, 1971." … [Read more...]