Welcome to Our New Client Dr. Rishi Gupta!

February 24, 2018

Rishi Gupta

We’re excited to announce our new client Rishi Gupta, MD, FRCSC! Dr. Gupta grew up in St. John’s Newfoundland, where the weather is so rugged that you can’t help but have a good sense of humour. After studying biochemistry at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, he completed medical school at the University of Toronto. Thereafter, he slowly moved back out east, with stops in Ottawa for residency training in ophthalmology, and Montreal for a vitreoretinal fellowship. He was thrilled to settle in Halifax, Nova Scotia, back on the ocean, and surrounded by east coast hospitality. Dr. Gupta actively participates in research and has published articles in several prominent peer-reviewed journals and regularly teaches medical students and residents about the exciting field of ophthalmology.

In his upcoming book, Dr. Gupta weaves together a rich tapestry of lessons he has learned from his own journey through the art and science of medicine. While ophthalmology residents, fellows, and junior attendings have ready access to a wealth of textbooks dedicated to helping expand the technical aspects of their medical and surgical knowledge, Dr. Gupta’s book is the anti-medical textbook, a collection of short, easy-to-read (no memorization required) stories that will resonate with physicians as they strive to juggle the surgical, clinical, practical and interpersonal demands of their specialties, all while trying to maintain their own work-life balance. Written from the perspective of a peer, Dr. Gupta challenges his readers to look at life and their profession as a lesson, not a test. His book offers residents and junior attendings easily digestible food for thought on how to grow into the physicians they’ve always wanted to be.

Dr. Gupta has received awards for his work in medical education, research, teaching, as well as excellence in patient care. He has a keen interest in preventing physical burnout, achieving a good work-life balance, and strategies to improve overall patient satisfaction. He was instrumental in the creation of a mentorship program for junior Canadian retina attendings. Outside of work, Dr. Gupta enjoys sports (playing and watching), music (playing and listening), and hanging out and making funny faces with his baby son Vikram.

Dr. Gupta’s book will be available in the fall of 2018.

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André LaRivière Discusses the Future of the Restaurant Industry in His New Book

February 15, 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re working with André LaRivière on his upcoming book, The Next Course: Reinventing the Modern Urban Restaurant.

The sustainable foodservice consultant, former CBC Radio producer, New York–trained chef, restaurant trade journalist, food critic, and social entrepreneur has been a go-to resource and friend to Vancouver’s restaurant community for the past decade, helping many leading operations save energy, reduce waste, and choose sustainable menu options. LaRivière also co-founded the Green Table Network, a non-profit enterprise to foster sustainability in the foodservice industry. Currently, he is a principal with fish+river, a progressive foodservice consultancy.

In 2011, LaRivière participated in a “restaurant of a future” project, playing a vital role in facilitating the transformation of O’Doul’s in downtown Vancouver into Forage—an energy-efficient operation with localized menus and low-impact design. This initiative incited him to investigate further the alliance between restaurants and sustainability in urban areas.

With The Next Course, LaRivière aims to help restaurant operations design a smarter way forward by revisiting the fundamentals that define a modern restaurant. The Next Course sparks timely and necessary conversations between all stakeholders in urban foodservice: from chefs and restaurateurs to suppliers, social enterprises, and city planners—here in Vancouver and around the world.

LaRivière asked industry leaders and experts “what if?”; such as: what if restaurants were to convert to renewable energy and use less of it? What if restaurants were to localize product sourcing as much as possible? The answers—and the dialogue they inspire—have the potential to revolutionize the future of dining out. In The Next Course, LaRivière illustrates how urban restaurants can use technical and business innovations to feed the most people with the least energy and waste, while remaining economically viable.

The Next Course will be available in May 2018. For more information and a video presentation, visit the author’s page on Patreon.

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The New Must-Read for Entrepreneurs

February 8, 2018

Patrick O’NeillWe’re delighted to announce the forthcoming launch of our client Patrick O’Neill’s book—The Only Certain Freedom: The Transformative Journey of the Entrepreneur.

Patrick O’Neill is the owner and president of Extraordinary Conversations Inc., a Toronto-based management consulting firm that specializes in change management, leadership development, team performance, organizational communications, and conflict resolution. Over the past three decades, the internationally acclaimed consultant and teacher has developed innovative organizational effectiveness programs that are pragmatic and applicable to the workplace and community, and has worked with global corporations such as the Walt Disney Company, Kraft, Revlon, Sony BMG Music, as well as mid-sized and smaller organizations. The leadership expert is also the protégé of Angeles Arrien and leads The Four Directions, a continuation of Arrien’s Four-Fold Way programs.

In The Only Certain Freedom, O’Neill shares his personal journey of leaving behind the cutthroat public relations world to create a path for himself that’s in accordance with his ideals. But this book is so much more than just one man’s story—O’Neill connects the processes, pitfalls, and triumphs of his story to ancient myths, clarifying the common threads of human struggle and illuminating the profound wisdom at the heart of human experience. While The Only Certain Freedom is truly a book for our era of empowered individualism, it is also a testament to the universality of human experience from time immemorial. The book celebrates the individual seeker, but it also connects his or her journey to the hardship and joy that all of us face when we decide to take the risks necessary to find success.

The Only Certain Freedom is an inspirational yet practical guide for entrepreneurs who are driven to test the courage of their convictions, discover the universal truths that underlie their personal journey, and turn their nascent hope for a more fulfilling life and career into reality. The book will be available in March 2018.

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Build Your International Audience with Our New Translation Rights Service

February 6, 2018

The Italian, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Danish rights have been sold to our client Dr. Deborah MacNamara‘s book—Rest Play Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (and Anyone Who Acts Like One).

Have you wondered how to publish your book in Spanish, French, German, Russian, or other languages? We can help!

Page Two is now offering a robust service to market our authors’ translation rights to international publishers, via our partnership with Transatlantic Agency. Transatlantic is a twenty-five-year-old literary agency headquartered in Toronto, with agents in New York, Portland, and other locations across North America.

Senior agent Stephanie Sinclair is handling the Page Two list for us. She excels at international rights sales, working collaboratively with valued co-agents in 25 countries around the world who market the books to publishers in their territories. Stephanie attends the major international book fairs, including Frankfurt and London.

In the last ten years, Transatlantic Agency has arranged deals with over 1,000 publishers in 30 countries. They have a regular newsletter that reaches thousands of people in the publishing industry.

In the last month alone, we’ve already sold Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Italian, and Vietnamese rights to some of our authors’ books.

If you’re interested in learning more, please email hello@pagetwostrategies.com.

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Announcing The Crucible’s Gift by Dr. James Kelley

February 5, 2018

James KelleyWe are excited to announce the upcoming release of The Crucible’s Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive in Adversity by author, speaker, and consultant Dr. James Kelley.

The majority of us will spend our working lives being not our best self, but rather a lesser version of our self, often creating a public façade that does not match who we are behind closed doors. And thus, we slowly die by a thousand paper cuts.

In an era of unauthentic leaders, the stakes could not be higher for embracing a better version of yourself that propels you and your team to success. In a social media world there is an abundance of false narratives about happiness and authenticity; it is easy to get lost on your journey. Kelley, an authentic leadership expert, shows that the key to personal and professional growth lies in how we respond effectively to adversity. In fact, what causes our organizations and us the most fear can be our greatest gift, creating a positive meaning out of challenges.

A test or trial—your individual crucible—gives you the potential to increase self-awareness, develop deeper compassion, live with more integrity, and create micro-moments of meaning with colleagues. High-impact leaders thrive in adversity because of their crucibles, not in spite of them.

The Crucible’s Gift introduces you to lessons from 140 diverse leaders who demonstrate the art of living more authentically. Combining these rich, raw, and insightful stories with his knowledge of business and psychology—as well as his candid accounts of what he has learned from his personal crucibles—Kelley shows how to transform what holds you back into traits that will propel you forward, encouraging you to step fully into you life.

James KelleyDr. James Kelley was born in Portland, Oregon. At 18 he moved to the Midwest to attend undergraduate studies. From there his life took many twists and turns resulting in a Ph.D. in International Marketing from The University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia. After spending seven years in Philadelphia teaching, he up rooted his family and recently began working at United Arab Emirates University. He is the host of the Executives After Hours podcast, consults, and speaks on the topic of adversity and leadership. Kelley resides near Dubai with his wife, Mary, and their four children.

The Crucible’s Gift will be available in April 2018. 

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