Bill Birchard is a veteran journalist and author specializing in management, the environment, and social responsibility. He has been writing books and articles for 25 years, and he blogs about book writing at www.stairwaytoearth.com.
Bill's most recent book is Merchants of Virtue: Herman Miller and the Making of a Sustainable Company (Palgrave Macmillan 2011). Other books include Nature's Keepers (Jossey-Bass, 2005), the story of the Nature Conservancy, the largest environmental organization in the world, the award-winning Counting What Counts (Perseus Books, 1999) about the crisis in corporate accountability, co-authored with Marc J. Epstein; and The One-Minute Meditator (Perseus Books, 2001) about reducing stress and finding meaning in everyday life through the practice of meditation, co-authored with David Nichol, M.D.
During the past fifteen years, Bill has written for Fast Company, CFO, Chief Executive, Strategy + Business, and Tomorrow magazines. In the 1990s, he was editor of Enterprise, a quarterly business magazine for executives published by Digital Equipment Corporation.
Bill is engaged frequently as a writer and consultant for other authors -- for book proposals, book development, and book writing. He reveals his unique, 14-step book-writing process in Stairway to Earth: How to Write a Serious Book.
Bill spends his free time in the outdoors, hiking, skiing, and canoeing, and has traveled widely in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America to remote and mountainous regions.
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