Over the past decade, Zach Gajewski has helped authors, editors, agents, and publishers create outstanding and award-winning books. He has collaborated with bestselling authors, former CEOs, world-renowned speakers, thought leaders, journalists, and first-time authors from a variety of backgrounds.
While an editor at McGraw-Hill, he worked on titles including Dave Kerpen’s New York Times and USA Today bestseller Likeable Social Media, Stan Hinden’s New York Times and Washington Post bestseller How to Retire Happy, and Monica Mehta’s Entrepreneurial Instinct, which was chosen as the 2013 “Small Business Book” by Small Business Trends.
As a full-time freelance editor, Zach has worked with a wide variety of authors such as New York Times bestsellers Debra Benton and James Rickards, author and speaker Scott Berkun, technology writer Jonathon Blum, sports psychologist Michael Bar-Eli, and musician and former record label owner Larry Livermore.
Zach's select booklist can be found below.
"Gary Antonacci's Dual Momentum Investing provides both a fantastic introduction to momentum investing, as well as a sophisticated discussion of and an approach to achieving risk-managed exposure to the anomaly across asset classes." - Alpha Architect
Dual Momentum Investing details the author's own momentum investing method that combines U.S. stock, non-U.S. stock, and aggregate bond indices - in a formula proven to dramatically increase profits while lowering risk. Antonacci reveals how momentum investors could have achieved long-run returns nearly twice as high as the stock market over the past 40 years, while avoiding or minimizing bear market losses - and he provides the information and insight investors need to achieve such success going forward. His methodology, supported by rigorous academic research, is designed to pick up on major changes in relative strength and market trend.
“Everyone in the workforce today should read this book!” - Horace B. Deets, Former Executive Director, AARP
“Provides the most important information you’ll need before and during your retirement.” - Michelle Singletary, The Washington Post
Award-winning Washington Post retirement columnist Stan Hinden’s bestselling How to Retire Happy, Fourth Edition, helps you make the right decisions to ensure a happy, healthful retirement. It delivers all the expert advice you need in an easy-to-understand step-by-step style. How to Retire Happy includes everything that has made previous editions the go-to guides for retirees and near-retirees, plus:
- Brand-new material on health insurance and the prescription drug plan
- The facts about Medicare Part A (hospital), Part B (tests, doctors, preventive care), and Part D (prescription drugs)
- The author’s personal experiences with the realities of long-term Alzheimer’s care
- Fully updated material on Social Security strategies
- How to handle the financial realities of the post-meltdown economy
- New resources you can turn to for extra advice
"Dave Kerpen's insights and clear, how-to instructions on building brand popularity by truly engaging with customers on Facebook, Twitter, and the many other social media platforms are nothing short of brilliant." - Jim McCann, founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and Celebrations.com
The secret to successful word-of-mouth marketing on the social web is easy: BE LIKEABLE
A friend's recommendation is more powerful than any advertisement. In the world of Facebook, Twitter, and beyond, that recommendation can travel farther and faster than ever before.
Likeable Social Media helps you harness the power of word-of-mouth marketing to transform your business. Listen to your customers and prospects. Deliver value, excitement, and surprise. And most important, learn how to truly engage your customers and help them spread the word.
"The Entrepreneurial Instinct is a must read for anyone aspiring to excel by challenging conventional wisdom and rolling with the punches to do what comes naturally." - Ajay Banga, President & CEO, MasterCard Worldwide
"Illuminating and rich case based insights into the physiology that drives entrepreneurial risk-taking and decision-making." - Ian MacMillan, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director of Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center, The Wharton School
Unlock your innate entrepreneurial talents, take rewarding risks, and launch and run a successful business
The Entrepreneurial Instinct explains that entrepreneurial success is not the result of education, IQ, access to capital, or even an earth-shattering business plan. Instead, it comes from the instincts that enable entrepreneurs to take risks for gain and utilize adaptable action-oriented business planning. The Entrepreneurial Instinct shows you how to tap into your innate abilities to become a financially successful entrepreneur.
In this bold manifesto, bestselling author and economic commentator James Rickards steps forward to defend gold - as both an irreplaceable store of wealth and a standard for currency.
Global political instability and market volatility are on the rise. Gold, always a prudent asset to own, has become the single most important wealth preservation tool for banks and individuals alike. Rickards draws on historical case studies, monetary theory, and personal experience as an
investor to argue that the next financial collapse will be exponentially bigger than the panic of 2008, that the time will come, sooner rather than later, when there will be panic buying and only central banks, hedge funds, and other big players will be able to buy any gold at all, and that it’s not too late to prepare ourselves as a nation: there’s always enough gold for a gold standard if we specify a stable, nondeflationary price.
Providing clear instructions on how much gold to buy and where to store it, the short, provocative argument in this book will change the way you look at this “barbarous relic” forever.
“Rittenhouse is still on the side of the angels.” - Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
Investing Between the Lines introduces a revolutionary method for evaluating the financial integrity of a company. You don’t need special access to “insider” information or a degree in accounting to figure it out. In fact, the secret is right in front of you - in black and white - in the words of every shareholder letter, annual report, and corporate correspondence you receive.
Too often, corporate executives and investment professionals are expected to deliver short-term results. As a result, they are compelled to turn to accounting techniques and unclear language to meet these expectations.
In Investing Between the Lines, L.J. Rittenhouse lays out her time-tested approach for recognizing at-risk businesses before trouble hits. This is the same method she used to predict the collapse of Enron and the fall of Lehman. Whether you’re a professional investor, a new shareholder, or a CEO who wants to improve how your company communicates, Investing Between the Lines is one of the best investments you’ll ever make.
"This book shows you how to build warmth, credibility, and trust with people in your business and personal life." - Brian Tracy, author of Ultimate Sales Success
If you're wondering why you don't smile more in your life, then you may
need to take a close look at why you do the things you do and why you
don't do the things you know you should. Whatever facet of life you feel stuck in, How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About will pull you out of the rut and get your wheels moving in the right direction.
Motivational speaker and success coach legend Darryl Davis shares his proven, no-nonsense program for making strategic changes to dramatically improve your life and increase your sense of purpose. Based on a unique and powerful combination of brain science, timeless wisdom, and good old
common sense, How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About will help you.
And the best part is, this is all a lot easier to accomplish than you think! You just have to take it step-by-step - and Davis serves as your personal guide to every point in the journey.
"You'll find a lot to steal from this short, inspiring guide to being creative. Made me want to get up and make stuff!" - Austin Kleon, author of How To Steal Like An Artist
"A fun, funny, no-BS guide to finding new ideas and finishing them. Instantly useful." - Ramez Naam, author of the Nexus Trilogy
"Concisely debunks all kinds of misconceptions about the creative process in a book that's no-nonsense, fun, and inspiring." - Mason Currey, author of Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
The powers of creative thinking can be yours if you're willing to laugh and learn in this concise, cliche free and memorable short book. With challenging chapters on topics like creative confidence, making bold decisions, and separating the need for feedback from the desire for encouragement, even if you've read other books on the subject or if this is your first, The Dance of The Possible will surprise you, make you think, laugh and perhaps even dance when you get back to work.
“Benton’s book empowers you to play at the top of your game - not just in person, but from afar.” - Paola Bonomo, Head of Online Services, Vodafone Omnitel N.V.
When was the last time you were in a meeting and every participant was in the room? How many people do you know who work from remote sites? How many e-mails did you receive and send at work today?
Blogging, commenting, tagging, e-mailing, texting, video chatting. Everywhere you turn these days, there’s a new way to communicate ideas and opinions. Whether you’re a C-suite executive or a mid-level manager, you have to be able to move seamlessly among all the available digital platforms in order to communicate your message effectively.
In The Virtual Executive, world-renowned CEO coach and bestselling author Debra Benton teaches you everything you need to know to navigate today’s seemingly endless choices of social media and virtual communication tools in order to stay relevant in a sea of competition.