Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Status Active
Founded 1992, San Francisco, California
Founder Steven Piersanti
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location San Francisco, California
Distribution Worldwide
Nonfiction topics business, personal growth, current events, self-help
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Berrett-Koehler Publishers [1] is a book publishing company in San Francisco, California, that publishes books on progressive business practices, current events, and work/life issues.


Berrett-Koehler was founded in 1992 by Steven Piersanti,[2] former CEO of Jossey-Bass Publishers (now a division of John Wiley & Sons), who envisioned a different kind of publishing company.[3] Their corporate mission is to "create a world that works for all".

Among the first books published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers was Leadership and the New Science,[4] by Margaret Wheatley, which has sold more than 350,000 copies. The company has published several bestsellers, including

  • Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,[5] by John Perkins, which was listed on the New York Times bestseller list in 2004 and sold over 1,000,000 copies
  • Eat That Frog,[6] by Brian Tracy, which has sold more than 900,000 copies
  • Love Em or Lose Em,[7] by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans, which has sold more than 550,000 copies
  • Customers as Partners,[8] by Chip Bell, which has sold over 55,000 copies.


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