BUSINESS Stanford University adjunct professors and codirectors of executive education of the d.school Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley's IDEAFLOW, outlining a framework to exponentially boost the number of ideas generated by an individual or organization, arguing that quantity can matter more than quality, to Merry Sun at Portfolio, in a significant deal, at auction, for publication in 2022, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary.
BUSINESS McKinsey senior partners Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller, and Vikram Malhotra's THE ONE: WHAT CEOS DO—AND WHAT SEPARATES THE BEST FROM THE REST, based on in-depth interviews with 150 of the world's top CEOs as well as supplementary findings from a 7000 CEO database, and featuring a "look behind the curtain" at how people in this position really view their roles, to Rick Horgan at Scribner, in a significant deal, at auction, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary.
TELEVISION Annabelle Gurwitch's YOU'RE LEAVING WHEN?: ADVENTURES IN DOWNWARD MOBILITY, about the author adapting to the no-frills new normal of a fragile economy, optioned to HBO, with Bill Maher producing, by Bradley Glenn at Don Buchwald & Associates on behalf of Lynn Johnston of Lynn Johnston Literary.
ADVICE Activist and CEO of Awaken Michelle Kim's THE WAKE UP: CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN GOOD INTENTIONS AND REAL CHANGE, a guide for anyone who wants to "do the work" of tackling racism and other injustices, recognizing that before we can change others we must change ourselves, to Renee Sedliar at Hachette Books, in a good deal, at auction, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary.
PARENTING Professor of education specializing in race identity Dr. Traci Baxley's SOCIAL JUSTICE PARENTING, a guide to raising anti-racist, compassionate, and socially conscious children, portraying motherhood as a form of activism, to Julie Will at Harper Wave, at auction, for publication in fall 2021, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary.
NARRATIVE ProPublica senior reporter Renee Dudley and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and ProPublica senior editor Daniel Golden's THE RANSOMWARE HUNTING TEAM, the inside story of an unknown band of code-cracking misfits who are single-handedly defending our medical institutions, banks, law enforcement agencies, and personal information from the most prevalent but underreported cybercrime in the United States, matching wits in an ever-escalating battle with international hackers and corporate enablers, to Alex Star at Farrar, Straus in a pre-empt, by Becky Sweren at Aevitas Creative Management and Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary.
TELEVISION Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden's THE PRICE OF ADMISSION: HOW AMERICA'S RULING CLASS BUYS ITS WAY INTO ELITE COLLEGES AND WHO GETS LEFT OUTSIDE THE GATES, the 2006 expose revealing how Jared Kushner got into Harvard, updated to include Operation Varsity Blues, to Fremantle, by Joseph Veltre at Gersh Agency, on behalf of LynnJohnston at LynnJohnstonLiterary.
CURRENT AFFAIRS Food journalist, former restaurant critic and cook Corey Mintz's FED UP, pitched as updating "The Omnivore's Dilemma" for a restaurant-obsessed food economy, showing how some restaurants get away with not paying their cooks, why delivery apps are killing small restaurants, and what it means to eat ethically when you don't do the cooking, to Benjamin Adams at Public Affairs, on an exclusive submission, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary. . CURRENT AFFAIRS Assistant director of the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence Dena Nicole Simmons's WHITE RULES FOR BLACK PEOPLE, portraying the impostor syndrome and pressure to conform to white spaces that children of color face and rewriting the rules to achieve equity for all, based on her viral TED Talk and experience moving from her native Bronx to a Connecticut boarding school, attending an Ivy League college and attaining successes that came at the cost of living authentically, to Kara Rota at St. Martins, at auction, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary.
NARRATIVE New Yorker contributor Jennie Erin Smith's THE VALLEY OF FORGETTING, the story of the world's largest cluster of early-onset Alzheimer's patients, from an isolated hillside community near Medellin, Colombia, the result of a genetic mutation that traces back to a single conquistador - and the extraordinary ongoing research there that could lead to a new treatment for the disease, to Cal Morgan at Riverhead, in a pre-empt, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary.
HEALTH Founder and editor of the NYT Well Blog Tara Parker-Pope's untitled book, about the uses of the latest research to cut through the massive confusion over food and diet to show the best way to eat, to Caroline Sutton at Hudson Street Press, by Lynn Johnston at Lynn Johnston Literary.