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Something About Me and My Book:
Robert Thompson, author of “The Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable”, is a sought-after speaker and executive coach.
Founder of Applied Performance, a leadership and personal communication services company, Thompson’s clients have included AT&T, Amgen, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Qwest, Sony, Sun Microsystems, The Gap, and Visa to name a few. Thompson also was a senior consultant with the Tom Peters Company for many years.

Before founding Applied Performance, Thompson created, managed, and sold a successful regional newspaper publishing company and a national advertising sales company, which he guided to international prominence through relationships with Proctor and Gamble, General Motors, Bayer and other major corporations.

As the founder of a corporate nonprofit exchange program for aspiring post-communist business professionals, Thompson attained a key role in the Clinton-Yeltsin “Business for Russia” initiative. He has served on the board of advisors for a successful Internet start-up company and assisted the group through their initial public offering.

Thompson’s “Inside Out” approach gets below the generalities of “leadership,” “teamwork,” and “employee passion” to what people are really thinking about the actual effectiveness of their managers and teams… about their own fears of being exposed as a poser… about not knowing all the answers, or even the right questions… and turns it into bio fuel for organizational and personal advancement.

“Leadership is not about being the boss, telling people what to do, or having all the right answers. It’s about passion, personal commitment and eliminating the gap between beliefs and behaviors,” says Thompson.

“The Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable, published by Wiley/Jossey-Bass, is a compelling new book that debunks many long-held myths about leadership. It is available at and Barnes and as well as bookstores everywhere.

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At 3:47pm on March 24, 2010, Kate L gave Robert Thompson a gift
I just wanted to introduce myself and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at
At 7:47am on February 24, 2010, Author Collective said…
Authors, Writers and Novelists,

Would you like more exposure for your book? Do you want to go to those always "Talked About" tradeshows but know you just cannot afford them? Are you aware of how much networking can help boost your sales?

What would you pay to attend the following events?

South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia S.C. $375
American Library Association Convention in Washington D.C. $2,200
Book Expo America in New York City $4,500
Texas Book Festival in Houston SOLD OUT
Baltimore Book Festival in Maryland $450
Miami Book Festival in Sunny Florida $600
Printers Row in Chicago $750
National Association of Public Schools Administrators $4,000
Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Tradeshows $1,100

How about $375 for all of these plus twenty-four more. The Author Collective is here to help you sell your work. We exhibit at these shows and others with one goal in mind... SELL BOOKS! Joining the Author Collective allows you access to these events for just the cost of your yearly *membership. We also offer our members no cost access to discounted literary services like, editing and proofreading, graphics and design, isbn's and copyrighting, video services and more. We provide our members invaluable information to self-publish and get deep discounts on book printing too. Saving money is the first step in making money!

The Author Collective is here to help the unknown, little known and soon to be well known self-published author put their writings in the faces of the people who buy in quantity. Call today and ask to become a member...

Michael Williams

*Yearly membership provides member admission to the convention floor and access to our exhibit booth. Member's transportation, costs of meals and lodging fees are not included.
At 10:55pm on October 7, 2009, John Kremer said…
Welcome to the Book Marketing Network. Join in some discussions, post a blog or video, schedule an event, make some friends. I think you'll enjoy it here.

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