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John Butman

John Butman is the author of two novels, a satire, and three works of non-fiction. He has also been the collaborating writer or editor of five books on important issues of business and social change. In addition to book writing, John is a consultant who helps organizations articulate and communicate their messages. He has worked with companies and non-profit institutions throughout the United States, Europe, and in the Far East. His books have been translated into a dozen languages. He is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and lives in Concord with his wife and two sons.

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Juran: A Lifetime of Influence Cover Image
ISBN: 9780471172109
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Published: Wiley - June 1st, 1997

Trading Up: The New American Luxury Cover Image
ISBN: 9781591840138
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Published: Portfolio Hardcover - October 13th, 2003

Clothing, cars, beer, coffee, kitchen appliances, lingerie, personal care, pet food, restaurants?in dozens of categories, new luxury goods occupy a sweet spot in the market, because they can sell in much higher unit volumes than "old luxury" goods, but command much higher profit margins than ordinary products. But new luxury leaders?such as Callaway Golf, Victoria's Secret, Panera Bread, Belvedere vodka, Whirlpool Duet, and Williams-Sonoma? create and market their goods very differently than do conventional companies. Trading Up explores what's driving this move to premium goods, tells the inside stories of many New Luxury companies and their leaders, and offers insights and methods that can help the reader take advantage of this remarkable phenomenon. The book is based on the authors' experience in helping clients create billions of dollars worth of New Luxury products as well as on exhaustive supporting research.

Townie Cover Image
ISBN: 9781579620806
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Published: Permanent Press (NY) - August 1st, 2002

The Book That's Sweeping America! or Why I Love Business Cover Image
ISBN: 9780471173984
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Published: Wiley - March 14th, 1997

Real Boys' Voices: Boys Speak out about Drugs, Sex, Violence, Bullying, Sports, Girls, School, Parents, and So Much More Cover Image
ISBN: 9780141002941
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Published: Penguin Books - May 1st, 2001

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In this fascinating follow-up bestseller, Pollack goes right to the source: boys ages 10 to 20-evoking the secret struggles and passions of America's adolescent males in their own words. Their voices are searingly honest and eager to be heard, revealing how society's outdated expectations force them to mask their feelings of isolation, depression, longing, love, and hope. We hear from boys and young men in big cities and small towns-including survivors of the Columbine High School massacre-who share compelling, extraordinarily candid stories about bullying, drugs, sports, school, parents, sex, love, and much more. Pollack also offers ways to start a dialog and illustrates through templates what to do in many situations. This is an eye-opening book for teenage boys and girls, but-with its insights and strategies for dealing with their issues-especially invaluable for all the people in their lives.

Flying Fox Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814450994
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Published: AMACOM/American Management Association - January 1st, 1993

Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood Cover Image
By William Pollack, Mary Pipher (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780805061833
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - May 10th, 1999

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Based on William Pollack's groundbreaking research at Harvard Medical School over two decades, Real Boys explores why many boys are sad, lonely, and confused although they may appear tough, cheerful, and confident. Pollack challenges conventional expectations about manhood and masculinity that encourage parents to treat boys as little men, raising them through a toughening process that drives their true emotions underground. Only when we understand what boys are really like, says Pollack, can we help them develop more self-confidence and the emotional savvy they need to deal with issues such as depression, love and sexuality, drugs and alcohol, divorce, and violence.