MIT Professional Education announces its 2015 Crisis Management/Business Continuity Program


MIT Professional Education is pleased to announce its professional short course “Crisis Management and Business Continuity” for 2015. Join us on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA on July 27 – 31, 215. Earn 3.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Rothstein readers save 10%!

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Rothstein Publishing News and Views Vol. 1


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Rothstein Publishing News and Views

Vol. 1  |  March 23, 2015

1. Welcome Message  |  2. Promotional Opportunities with Soundview
3. Rothstein Publishing Digital Advances  |  4. Staff Spotlight  |  5. Call For Authors

 

 

Welcome to the First Edition of Rothstein Publishing’s Newsletter

In 1993 (yes, I’m that old…) I developed and published a book on Disaster Recovery Testing. And so, as a practicing management consultant since 1984, I had this great “side job” as a publisher as well as an author.

Not long after, my dear friend Andrew Hiles, a founder of the business continuity industry, asked me if I’d be interested in publishing one of his books, one of many on business continuity and service level agreements. Suddenly (at least it feels like that to me after a couple of decades)… I was a publisher. Dozens of books later, I can’t help but to get excited every time a new book project comes alive.

As I’ve grown up, (not that my grandkids would believe that about me), it’s easy for me to forget that most publishers don’t work the way we do. From the beginning, my personal philosophy has always been to bring to publication the very best, unique content, from the brightest and most inspirational industry founders and thought leaders. And from the start of each project, my team and I are intimately involved. Our skills and background overlap with our authors, so we can work with them at every step of a book’s evolution from concept through finished product. This is by no means typical of most traditional publishers.

Fast forward to 2015: the growing Rothstein Publishing family… our authors, creative crew, editorial, marketing, and production teams are truly passionate about what we do. Frankly, I couldn’t imagine retiring!

I am humbled and honored to work with the people who have built Rothstein Publishing.

Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI, Publisher

 

 

Soundview & Rothstein Partnership Offers Authors Promotional Opportunities

A leader in the global corporate training market, Soundview offers a wide range of professional development products based primarily on top-tier authors and their business books. This platform has provided several Rothstein authors multiple opportunities to promote their books and build their personal brands.

To date, three Rothstein authors have been selected for Soundview presentations in several formats. Bruce Blythe, Jim Lukaszewski, and Vali Hawkins Mitchell have conducted live one-hour webinars and Lukaszewski has done a video training series and a recent two-part seminar.

Each year, Soundview editors evaluate hundreds of new business books across 10 major categories, including leadership, management, and communication. They apply rigorous criteria to choose the most outstanding titles for their annual “30 Best Business Books of the Year” collection. Jim Lukaszewski has been honored to have his Rothstein book, Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication, selected both for an Executive Book Summary and as one of 30 Best Business Books of 2013 by Soundview editors.

Founded in 1978, Soundview pioneered the concept of distilling key points of business books into 8-page text and 20-minute audio summaries, helping busy executives maximize their time and business intelligence. The Rothstein authors stand in the company of other Soundview-selected authors, who include Stephen Covey, Peter Drucker, Ken Blanchard, Jack Welsh, and others.

Soundview’s product line includes interactive author webinars, author interviews, and author video training courses. Delivery is in eight digital formats for computers, smartphones, tablets, and ebook readers. Their 600,000 customers include individuals and 500 companies in 49 countries and represent CEOs, middle managers, HR professionals, government leaders, entrepreneurs, business consultants, academics, and students.

For more information about Soundview see www.summary.com

 

 

Blindsided

A Manager’s Guide to Crisis Leadership

View Webpage

 

Business Continuity Management

Global Best Practices, Forth Edition

View Webpage

 

Lukaszewski on Crisis  Communication

What Your CEO Needs to Know About Reputation Risk and Crisis Management

View Webpage

 

 

Digital Advances

To meet the market need for professional and college texts in ebook format, Rothstein Publishing now publishes in eBook and ePub formats and has forged new digital distribution relationships. “Today we can reach the electronic library, academic, retail, and professional markets around the world through our digital partners, global platforms and vendors,” reports Glyn Davies, CMO and Sales Director.

Library partners include database and eBook services such as EBSCOHost, ebrary, MyiLibrary, Electronic Book Library (EBL), and iGroup Asia; while IngramSpark wholesales digital versions of Rothstein Publishing titles to over 39,000 retailers worldwide. Business professionals and college students may access Rothstein eBooks via Books24x7, Slicebooks, and VitalSource.
“Slicebooks is especially exciting,” says Davies. “You can get content by the whole eBook, by section or by the chapter — or create your own eBook by remixing chapters from not only other Rothstein titles, but also with digital content from other publishers.” Rothstein authors may find their book(s) on www.rothsteinpublishing.com and click the Slicebooks icon to see their book “sliced.”

 

 

The Cost of Emotions in the Workplace

The Bottom Line Value of Emotional Continuity Management

View Webpage

 

Emergency Evacuation Planning

From Chaos to
Life-Saving
Solutions

View Webpage

 

Root Cause Analysis Handbook

A guide to Efficient and Effective Incident Investigation

View Webpage

 

 

 STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Paula Fleming, Instructional Designer

 

 

Working tirelessly and creatively behind the scenes at Rothstein Publishing is our Instructional Designer, Paula Fleming. She defines instructional design as “the process of developing the content and delivery of curriculum. When done effectively, it makes the instructor’s job easier and helps students learn better.”She adds, “Teaching has the power to transform lives. Instructional design is about creating a structure for learning that will really work. Teachers feel effective and can lead the class with authority, and students walk away with more than a grade or certificate—they are actually able to perform better.”

In the early 1990s, she began by developing training programs for HR departments. She earned an MA in Industrial Relations with an HR focus from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. The biggest change she has seen in her profession over the past few years has been online learning, “a huge game changer.” She adds, “pedagogy needs to be adapted to use online tools and to deliver learning to large groups of geographically dispersed students.”

After completing instructional materials for three Rothstein Publishing books, Paula reflects: “Learning more about crisis preparedness and management has made me listen to the news in a whole new way. I’m constantly thinking, ‘That person or organization could have handled that situation better!’”

As for her personal life, Paula says, “My husband and I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an elderly mastiff–St. Bernard, a Rottweiler puppy, two cats, and a tank of tropical fish. When not petting or feeding someone, I enjoy reading mystery novels and writing science fiction.”
For samples of some of Paula’s work, go to www.rothsteinpublishing.com to view excerpted teaching materials for Hiles, Lukaszewski, and Blythe.

 

 

Call for Authors

Ready to write that book? Partner with us — for three decades we’ve published in the fields of Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Crisis, Risk, and Emergency Management.

CONTACT: Kristen Noakes-Fry, ABCI knfwriter@rothstein.com
Executive Editor, Rothstein Publishing

 

 

Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI, Publisher

 

 

Rothstein Publishing is your premier source of books and learning materials about Business Resilience — including Risk Management, Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Management, and Root Cause Analysis. Our industry-leading authors provide current, actionable knowledge, solutions, and tools you can put into practice immediately. Founded in 1984 by Philip Jan Rothstein, our company remains true to our commitment to prepare you and your organization to protect, preserve, and recover what is most important: your people, facilities, assets, and reputation. Rothstein Publishing is a division of Rothstein Associates Inc., an international management consultancy.Website  |  Email Rothstein Publishing
203-740-7400

 

 

Rothstein Publishing
4 Arapaho Rd. Brookfield CT 06804-3104 USA
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Risk of a Catastrophic Quake, Tsunami in California Greater than Once Believed


If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California’s sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a devastating ripple effect. Continue reading Risk of a Catastrophic Quake, Tsunami in California Greater than Once Believed

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BCI Awards: Setting the example in the business continuity industry


At the DRJ Spring World Conference in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday 24th March 2015, the Business Continuity Institute recognized the outstanding contribution made by a select group of individuals and organizations from across the continent as they presented their annual BCI North America Awards.

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International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) on business continuity plans for trading venues and intermediaries


The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published two consultation reports aimed at further enhancing the ability of financial markets and intermediaries to manage risks, withstand catastrophic events, and swiftly resume their services in the event of disruption.

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Disaster Recovery Journal Fall World 2015: Call for Presentations


Yes, DRJ Spring World 2015 just wrapped, but you know us — we don’t sit still for long! The DRJ team has been busy working behind–the–scenes to get the DRJ Fall World 2015 website live and ready for you. Be sure to visit the site and get a head start on planning your trip to San Diego from September 27 – 30.

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Leadership Recovery Following Damaging Situations: Six Strategies


There is a definite pattern of recovery behaviors that helps leadership reestablish trust following a trust-busting, reputation-redefining circumstance. The message is, when these situations occur, get the following recovery strategies working immediately, and things will get better fairly quickly.

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Rothstein Publishing News and Views Vol. 1


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Rothstein Publishing News and Views

Vol. 1  |  March 23, 2015

1. Welcome Message  |  2. Promotional Opportunities with Soundview
3. Rothstein Publishing Digital Advances  |  4. Staff Spotlight  |  5. Call For Authors

 

 

Welcome to the First Edition of Rothstein Publishing’s Newsletter

In 1993 (yes, I’m that old…) I developed and published a book on Disaster Recovery Testing. And so, as a practicing management consultant since 1984, I had this great “side job” as a publisher as well as an author.
Not long after, my dear friend Andrew Hiles, a founder of the business continuity industry, asked me if I’d be interested in publishing one of his books, one of many on business continuity and service level agreements. Suddenly (at least it feels like that to me after a couple of decades)… I was a publisher. Dozens of books later, I can’t help but to get excited every time a new book project comes alive.
As I’ve grown up, (not that my grandkids would believe that about me), it’s easy for me to forget that most publishers don’t work the way we do. From the beginning, my personal philosophy has always been to bring to publication the very best, unique content, from the brightest and most inspirational industry founders and thought leaders. And from the start of each project, my team and I are intimately involved. Our skills and background overlap with our authors, so we can work with them at every step of a book’s evolution from concept through finished product. This is by no means typical of most traditional publishers.
Fast forward to 2015: the growing Rothstein Publishing family… our authors, creative crew, editorial, marketing, and production teams are truly passionate about what we do. Frankly, I couldn’t imagine retiring!
I am humbled and honored to work with the people who have built Rothstein Publishing.

Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI, Publisher

 

 

Soundview & Rothstein Partnership Offers Authors Promotional Opportunities

A leader in the global corporate training market, Soundview offers a wide range of professional development products based primarily on top-tier authors and their business books. This platform has provided several Rothstein authors multiple opportunities to promote their books and build their personal brands.
To date, three Rothstein authors have been selected for Soundview presentations in several formats. Bruce Blythe, Jim Lukaszewski, and Vali Hawkins Mitchell have conducted live one-hour webinars and Lukaszewski has done a video training series and a recent two-part seminar.
Each year, Soundview editors evaluate hundreds of new business books across 10 major categories, including leadership, management, and communication. They apply rigorous criteria to choose the most outstanding titles for their annual “30 Best Business Books of the Year” collection. Jim Lukaszewski has been honored to have his Rothstein book, Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication, selected both for an Executive Book Summary and as one of 30 Best Business Books of 2013 by Soundview editors.
Founded in 1978, Soundview pioneered the concept of distilling key points of business books into 8-page text and 20-minute audio summaries, helping busy executives maximize their time and business intelligence. The Rothstein authors stand in the company of other Soundview-selected authors, who include Stephen Covey, Peter Drucker, Ken Blanchard, Jack Welsh, and others.
Soundview’s product line includes interactive author webinars, author interviews, and author video training courses. Delivery is in eight digital formats for computers, smartphones, tablets, and ebook readers. Their 600,000 customers include individuals and 500 companies in 49 countries and represent CEOs, middle managers, HR professionals, government leaders, entrepreneurs, business consultants, academics, and students.
For more information about Soundview see www.summary.com

 

 

Blindsided

A Manager’s Guide to Crisis Leadership

View Webpage

 

Business Continuity Management

Global Best Practices, Forth Edition

View Webpage

 

Lukaszewski on Crisis  Communication

What Your CEO Needs to Know About Reputation Risk and Crisis Management

View Webpage

 

 

Digital Advances

To meet the market need for professional and college texts in ebook format, Rothstein Publishing now publishes in eBook and ePub formats and has forged new digital distribution relationships. “Today we can reach the electronic library, academic, retail, and professional markets around the world through our digital partners, global platforms and vendors,” reports Glyn Davies, CMO and Sales Director.
Library partners include database and eBook services such as EBSCOHost, ebrary, MyiLibrary, Electronic Book Library (EBL), and iGroup Asia; while IngramSpark wholesales digital versions of Rothstein Publishing titles to over 39,000 retailers worldwide. Business professionals and college students may access Rothstein eBooks via Books24x7, Slicebooks, and VitalSource.
“Slicebooks is especially exciting,” says Davies. “You can get content by the whole eBook, by section or by the chapter — or create your own eBook by remixing chapters from not only other Rothstein titles, but also with digital content from other publishers.” Rothstein authors may find their book(s) on www.rothsteinpublishing.com and click the Slicebooks icon to see their book “sliced.”

 

 

The Cost of Emotions in the Workplace

The Bottom Line Value of Emotional Continuity Management

View Webpage

 

Emergency Evacuation Planning

From Chaos to
Life-Saving
Solutions

View Webpage

 

Root Cause Analysis Handbook

A guide to Efficient and Effective Incident Investigation

View Webpage

 

 

 STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Paula Fleming, Instructional Designer

 

 

Working tirelessly and creatively behind the scenes at Rothstein Publishing is our Instructional Designer, Paula Fleming. She defines instructional design as “the process of developing the content and delivery of curriculum. When done effectively, it makes the instructor’s job easier and helps students learn better.”
She adds, “Teaching has the power to transform lives. Instructional design is about creating a structure for learning that will really work. Teachers feel effective and can lead the class with authority, and students walk away with more than a grade or certificate—they are actually able to perform better.”
In the early 1990s, she began by developing training programs for HR departments. She earned an MA in Industrial Relations with an HR focus from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. The biggest change she has seen in her profession over the past few years has been online learning, “a huge game changer.” She adds, “pedagogy needs to be adapted to use online tools and to deliver learning to large groups of geographically dispersed students.”
After completing instructional materials for three Rothstein Publishing books, Paula reflects: “Learning more about crisis preparedness and management has made me listen to the news in a whole new way. I’m constantly thinking, ‘That person or organization could have handled that situation better!’”
As for her personal life, Paula says, “My husband and I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an elderly mastiff–St. Bernard, a Rottweiler puppy, two cats, and a tank of tropical fish. When not petting or feeding someone, I enjoy reading mystery novels and writing science fiction.”
For samples of some of Paula’s work, go to www.rothsteinpublishing.com to view excerpted teaching materials for Hiles, Lukaszewski, and Blythe.

 

 

Call for Authors

Ready to write that book? Partner with us — for three decades we’ve published in the fields of Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Crisis, Risk, and Emergency Management.

CONTACT: Kristen Noakes-Fry, ABCI knfwriter@rothstein.com
Executive Editor, Rothstein Publishing

 

 

Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI, Publisher

 

 

Rothstein Publishing is your premier source of books and learning materials about Business Resilience — including Risk Management, Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Management, and Root Cause Analysis. Our industry-leading authors provide current, actionable knowledge, solutions, and tools you can put into practice immediately. Founded in 1984 by Philip Jan Rothstein, our company remains true to our commitment to prepare you and your organization to protect, preserve, and recover what is most important: your people, facilities, assets, and reputation. Rothstein Publishing is a division of Rothstein Associates Inc., an international management consultancy.Website  |  Email Rothstein Publishing
203-740-7400

 

 

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No. 1 Place You Don’t Want to be When the Zombie Outbreak Hits? Northeast Pennsylvania!


A computer simulation reveals that Northeast Pennsylvania is in the crosshairs for a zombie outbreak because of its close proximity to so many major Northeast U.S. coastal cities.

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Lyndon Bird to step down as technical director of the Business Continuity Institute


The Business Continuity Institute has announced that Lyndon Bird FBCI is to stand down from his role of technical director.

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Did Brian Williams Lie By Accident? Can Someone Lie By Accident?


Some are now saying that Brian Williams just accidentally lied because it was so long ago in a war zone.

Look, liars always know. In more than 40 years of working with organizations, institutions, senior people, businesses, agencies and the news media through an extraordinarily broad spectrum of problems and serious circumstances, I have yet to meet anyone who accidentally lied.

Jim Lukaszewski asks, Has anybody reading this ever accidentally lied? Continue reading Did Brian Williams Lie By Accident? Can Someone Lie By Accident?

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