Not every week can be a banner week, but I think most of the people on our team are really happy today is Friday. I know I am! But even during the bad weeks, each day we come back, partly because we like having money to pay the bills, but also because we love the people that we have the honor to support. Authors and thought leaders who are pouring their lives and energy into writing books and sharing their hard-earned wisdom.

While we get to help them celebrate book successes and media spotlights, we also love learning from them as we read their work and get to know them through the launch process. Today’s authors are no exception. They have an amazing new book coming out the end of this month and you are not going to want to miss being a part of their launch!

Meet Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder

Although this is our first book launch with Alan and Dean, it is not their first book together. In 2004 they published Ideas Are Free: How the Idea Revolution Is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations. On March 31, 2014, they will celebrate the launch of their second book together, The Idea-Driven Organization. While juggling busy lives and careers, Robinson and Schroeder have managed to write what just might be one of the best business books of the year, and we can’t wait to have you join us in promoting it!

Dr. Alan G. Robinson specializes in lean production, managing continuous improvement, creativity, ideas and innovation, not to mention the six books he has co-authored which have been translated into over 20 languages. Dr. Dean M. Schroeder is an award-winning author, consultant and scholar, widely respected for his work helping organizations improve management outcomes. Together they are a dynamic team who have written a book that you will not want to miss.

Connect with Alan and Dean Online

Connect with them on Twitter (Alan) (Dean), LinkedIn (Alan) (Dean), and Facebook. Once you’ve liked them, invite your friends to do the same!

Celebrate Launch Week!

Put a big circle around the week of March 31 – April 4 as we get ready to celebrate the launch of The Idea-Driven Organization. On Wednesday, April 2 @ 1 pm (ET), Dean and Alan will be spending one hour with Becky as they share how the best managers and organizations encourage, collect, and implement large numbers of employee ideas. It’s FREE to attend the webinar, so REGISTER NOW, and then INVITE A FRIEND!

Of course there are all kinds of ways to be involved in the launch: pre-order the book from Amazon, leave a review, or help us spread the word on social media using the easy-share tools found HERE. Oh, and if you’re interested in winning a FREE copy of the book, you can always enter the Goodreads giveaway!

From all of us to you… Happy Friday!