Media Arts Literary

Business and Professional Development

THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT LYING! How and Why Different People Lie and What to Do About It.

This follow-up book to the award-winning Truth About Lying explores how and why we lie.

After a pop-sociology/psychology overview, it discusses different styles of lying and how to deal with different types of lies, based on interviews with people from different backgrounds and includes a “Lie-Q” test, so readers can rate themselves and others. The original book The Truth About Lying is also available for republication, and a PDF file is available for reprinting the book. (Proposal and complete book).

 

THE STUPID EMPLOYEES AND STUPID BOSSES BOOK.

This features humorous stories about the stupid things that employees and bosses do. Each book is based on interviews with dozens of employees, co-workers, and bosses — and these are a light-hearted follow-up to more serious books about dealing with difficult employees and bosses in the workplace (A Survival Guide for Working with Humans, A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses, and A Survival Guide to Managing Employees from Hell).

 

CUTTING YOUR LOSSES: What to Do When Things Go Wrong, When You Face Problems, and When You Experience Losses in Life.

Everyone faces difficulties and problems, makes mistakes, and faces losses in life – both personally and at work or in business. What’s the best strategy under different situations?

CUTTING YOUR LOSSES deals with different approaches by different folks in different circumstances, and suggests some different strategies you might use. For example, strategies include: moving on, strategic retreat, leaving the battlefield, finding alternatives, rituals to overcome grief, plunging into a new challenge, and more.

Each chapter features examples drawn from interviews with hundreds of people about what they have done to cut their losses, along with stories and advice drawn from folklore. Finally, each chapter concludes with suggestions on what you might do to cut your losses when facing a similar type of loss – or how to apply these strategies in other situations. (Proposal).

 

SUCCESS SECRETS OF THE ANCIENT AMERICAS

For 1200 years, from 250-1500 AD, despite limited technology, the Maya, Aztec, and Inca created awe-inspiring civilizations marked by huge temple pyramids, grand plazas, and elaborate ceremonials in hundreds of cities throughout Mexico, Central America, and South America. Yet each civilization had a different style that contributed to its greatness – and these styles represent the three major keys to success today, as this book by a business consultant, speaker, and workshop/seminar leader describes. It’s a book that will appeal to the general reader, business manager, and growing Hispanic market. (Proposal and sample chapters).

 

DO THEY LOOK LIKE THEIR DOG…AND WHY? is a follow-up book to the novelty humor photo book Do You Look Like Your Dog, published in January 2004.

It is designed to be a more in-depth book, featuring not only photos of people from the U.S. and other countries that look like their dog, but stories from these people, comments from psychologists and veterinarians about why people are drawn to dogs with a similar personality or qualities, and brief highlights about the breeds which most people think they look like and why.

It is designed to be not only sold through the usual bookstore channels, but marketed with a variety of tie-in products through special marketing channels that appeal to the over 70 million dog-owners and the many millions more who love dogs. Possibilities include tie-ins with pet food companies, pet retailers, dog shows, and the growing number of individuals and companies providing services for dogs, including pet parties and training. Some spin-off projects that could use the photos in the book include calendars, posters, greeting cards. A spin-off TV reality/game show is in the works with a TV producer. (Proposal).

 

WHAT KIND OF DOG ARE YOU?

It’s a new system for personal and professional development with the broad appeal of Myers-Briggs and astrology, the support of serious research on psychology, and an appeal to millions of dog owners and dog lovers worldwide.

It’s based on a new workshop/seminar program, and the book will shortly be published by a major publisher in Japan. World English and other translation rights are still available.

In a nutshell, the book is a guide to understanding yourself and others, improving relationships, and achieving greater everyday success by the types of dogs you each most like and least like.

The book also offers ways to work with different types of dogs to help make decisions, solve problems, get a job, and more. It’s a highly promotable book, and the workshop program has been featured on TV interview shows and in several newspapers. A TV reality show based on the book is in development.

You can see more about the book and workshop program at www.whatkindofdogareyou.com. The book is complete, except for a final editorial polish. (Complete book).

 

DO YOUR DOGGONE BEST: How to Apply the Secrets of Successful Dog Training to Managing People.

Here’s a totally unique pop business book in the spirit of Whale Done, Who Moved My Cheese, and other best-selling books on management which use examples from animals and history. It’s a quick, fun read that uses the techniques of dog trainers to show how to better deal with people and improve your relationships at work and in your personal life.

It’s another book by the author of What Kind of Dog Are You? and Do You Look Like Your Dog?, soon to become a household name. (Proposal and chapters).