I invited our employees, spouses, authors and agents to run either the The Big-D Texas Marathon & Half Marathon in Dallas on April 6 or The Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon in Nashville on April 26. …Since I have started running, I am more energetic and productive than I have ever been—and I wasn’t doing too badly before.
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Having a clear vision of where you are going is crucial to any human endeavor. This is especially true when it comes to business. Unless we know where we are going, it is difficult to select the best route to get there or to assign the necessary resources.
Values are the ideals that we esteem as a company. They are the philosophical foundation of our corporate ideology. They are the things that we hold dear and make us unique as a company. At Thomas Nelson, we have five core values.
Corporate culture is not something we usually think about. It’s kind of like water to a fish or air to a bird. It’s simply the environment we live in. Nevertheless, I believe culture is one of the most important factors driving operating results and influencing employee satisfaction. Unhealthy cultures produce bad results and unhappy employees. Healthy cultures produce good results and happy employees.
Although there are more than thirty Christian publishers in Brazil, none of them have any real presence in the general market…. After meeting with many of the general market publishers, we were able to strike a deal with Ediouro, Brazil’s second largest publisher…. I met with Jorge Carneiro, Chief Executive Officer; Luiz Pedroso, Chief Operating Officer; and Carlo Carrenho, Publisher, Thomas Nelson Brasil.
As you may know, we are in the middle of our One Company initiative. Among other things, we are doing a “brand consolidation.” We are rolling up our twenty-one different imprints into the single Thomas Nelson brand.
At Thomas Nelson, we believe that we exist to inspire the world. We believe that the world desperately needs inspiration—the right kind of inspiration—and that we are a conduit for change.
For some time, the Executive Leadership Team of Thomas Nelson has wanted to compile our corporate philosophy into a small book. This post marks the beginning of that process.
Usually, I don’t take them seriously until I hear them from more than one source…. Other than the usual administrative stuff, most of our discussions have been been focused on how we can grow the business together to fulfill our mission as a Company.
In our last fiscal year (ending March 31), we placed seven books on the New York Times extended bestsellers list…. These include: • The 360 Degree Leader by John Maxwell (Nelson Books) Aruba by Dave Holloway (Nelson Curreent) The Constitution in Exile by Andrew Napalitano (Nelson Current) • The Journey by Bill Graham (W Publishing) • Muzzled by Michael Smerconish (Nelson Current) • The Political Zoo by Michael Savage (Nelson Current) • Rick and Bubba’s Excellent Guide to God, Country, Family & Anything Else We Can Think Of by Rick Burgess and Bill (Bubba) Bussey (W Publishing) • The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey (Nelson Books) This is very exciting and a first-ever for our Company.
Based on our own internal analysis of our BookScan data (the Nielsen subscription service that measures point-of-sales movement through general market retailers), we sold 202,274 units for the week ending December 26…. According to the STATS report (the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association subscription service that measures point-of-sales movement through Christian specialty retailers) for the week ending December 26, we had 14 of the top 50 best-selling products.
You will not be able to watch the video unless you are a Thomas Nelson employee with access to our intranet server. Thanks to Gabe Wicks, who oversaw the video production, and Rick Proctor, who got the video working on our server.