A Decade of Columbia Business School Publishing

The end of 2018 marked the completion of the ten-year anniversary of our Columbia Business School Publishing imprint. In celebration of this landmark event, we will be highlighting guest blog posts and excerpts from our authors and books that are part of the imprint. Today, we are happy to present to you a guest post from Myles Thompson, the imprint publisher.

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In 2007, the Columbia Business School Publishing, an imprint of Columbia University Press was founded in concert with Columbia Business School. Its mission mirrors that of the Graduate School of Business which is to bridge theory and practice, committed to educating leaders and builders of enterprises who create value for their stakeholders and society.
During our first years we focused our publishing in the finance and strategy categories.  Our initial titles, More Than You Know and Strategic Intuition were authored by Michael Mauboussin and William Duggan, who taught popular courses at Columbia Business School.  Both titles won multiple awards and were our first bestsellers.

A primary initiative is to enhance and amplify the importance of the value investing program at the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing.  Our most notable books so far are The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks, Accounting for Value by Stephen Penman, Charlie Munger by Tren Griffin, Berkshire Beyond Buffett by Lawrence Cunningham, Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett by Yefei Lu, and Investing: The Last Liberal Art by Robert Hagstrom.

Through the publications led by Jeanne Liedtka and co-authored by Tim Ogilvie and Rachel Brozenske, we are among the leaders in design thinking in business with her award-winning and bestselling titles, Designing for Growth and the Designing for Growth Field Book.

Other bestselling titles in finance include Narrative and Numbers by Aswath Damodaran, Interest Rate Swaps and other Derivatives by Howard Corb, and Merger Masters by Kate Welling and Mario Gabelli. In the management category in addition to strategy, we publish in corporate governance with the contributions of The Activist Director by Ira Millstein and the second edition of The CEO’s Boss by William Klepper.  We are also excited by the upcoming publication of The Wise Advocate by Art Kleiner, Jeffrey Schwartz, and Josie Thomson.

Two new areas of concentration are our entrance into the marketing and social enterprise categories with bestselling titles with Digital Transformation Playbook by David Rogers and Social Value Investing by Howard W. Buffett and William B. Eimicke.

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