Summit Session: Creating a Company of the Future

  • October 28, 2019

The companies that will thrive in the future are swapping traditional command-and-control for leadership styles based in service and collaboration. But what does that look like in practice?

In this video from the recent People-First Economy Online Summit, Berrett-Koehler Publishers CEO David Marshall and global diversity and inclusion expert Dr. Tiffany Jana discuss how the company has built a thriving culture that balances nurturing meaningful relationships and driving results through radical accountability and transparency.


This video shares the story of Berrett-Koehler's unwavering commitment to the stakeholder model and offers insight into a few company best practices, including our method for achieving accountability without traditional performance reviews and our unique decision-making process.

The call for more socially and environmentally conscious business is not just an isolated moment in history. More and more organizations are adopting a new paradigm of business that puts the wellbeing of the people, the community, and environment right up alongside profits and growth. 

How is your organization shaping the future of business? Share in the comments below.

David Marshall is CEO and CFO of Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Previously, he served as Vice President of Editorial and Digital at Berrett-Koehler Publishers, where he oversaw the publishing program that includes ebooks, audiobooks, self-assessments, online training summits and courses, and other video products. He is a software industry veteran, specializing in marketing and business development. David received his BA from San Francisco State University in International Relations and German Literature, as well as an MBA from Harvard University.  He and his wife Kate are best-selling co-authors of prompted journals that foster family communication including The Book of Myself, The Book of Us, and What I Love About You (almost one million copies sold).

Dr. Tiffany Jana is the Founder of TMI’s Portfolio of companies and author of Overcoming Bias, The B Corp Handbook (second edition), Erasing Institutional Bias, and Subtle Acts of Exclusion. At TMI, Dr. Jana oversees the development of the firm's strategies, client relationships, and people. Dr. Jana serves as a strategic advisor on client engagements, and has deep expertise in diversity and inclusion, using metrics to gauge organizational equity and unconscious bias. Dr. Jana's vision is to help clients optimize their workplace and community environments based on stated values. Learn more at

Blog Post

Related Articles

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers Celebrates 30th Anniversary

October 31, 2022
A highlight of Berrett-Koehler’s recent annual shareholders meeting was this 5-minute BK 30th Anniversary Video:

Servant Leadership Keeps Me at BK

March 9, 2018
People stay longer at companies that practice servant leadership. I know because it happened to me. Awhile back I...

Five Colossal Corporate #DiversityFails

August 20, 2018
Since social media operates both nationally and internationally, companies recognize its importance as a marketing and...
Blog Post CTA

H2 Heading Module

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique.