Nakedize publishes books through two imprints.

Essential Education

Nakedize Essential Education logoConcise educational books sold directly to consumers.

Clear Concise Compelling: How to write less and achieve more by Simon Hertnon
2006 First edition spiral-bound full-colour textbook ISBN 9780958278409
Strong Sustainability for New Zealand: Principles and scenarios by SANZ Inc
2009 First edition paperback ISBN 9780958278416

What’s next in our publishing pipeline?

Marsilio Press

Marsilio Press iconFiction and general non-fiction (with ‘a philosophy bent’) books sold directly, via bookshops, and via online partners (such as Amazon).

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Our online book shop also stocks a small selection of highly recommended books, which we currently deliver only to New Zealand addresses. For international orders, please email info[at] for a postage quotation.

Okw process stepBook (click to view in shop)RRP (NZD)Also avail. fromEssentials topic
1. Illuminate ValueEssentialism
The disciplined pursuit of less
by Greg McKeown
$34.99Book Depository
2. Design SolutionsThe Fifth Discipline
The art and practice of the learning organisation
by Peter Senge
$59.99Book DepositorySystems
Thinking Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
$29.95Book DepositoryThinking
3. Design ChangeLeading from the Emerging Future
From ego-system to eco-system
by Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer
$46.00Book DepositoryTransformation
How to change things when change is hard
by Chip and Dan Heath
$29.99Book DepositoryChange
4. Design InformationSimple1
Conquering the crisis of complexity
by Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn
$27.99Book DepositoryInformation
Clear, Concise, Compelling2
How to write less and achieve more
by Simon Hertnon

1. Simple is also highly recommended for participants of the Improving Document Production course.
2. Clear, Concise, Compelling is the course book for the full-day Writing Essentials course.

Forthcoming Nakedize Essential Education titles

After a long hiatus, Nakedize has a full publishing schedule.

First up is the second edition of our flagship title, Clear, Concise, Compelling, which features updates, amendments, and 16 pages of new material.

Next is a short text introducing the concept of Optimal Knowledge Working.

In 2020 we will publish all six of the super-concise ‘Essentials’ series of professional development texts. These will initially be published as digital editions, and later combined into two printed text books.

Strategy topics: Systems Essentials, Transformation Essentials, Information Essentials
Skills topics: Thinking Essentials, Change Essentials, Writing Essentials



The long-awaited business books Clarifying Transformation and The Price of Words are also being developed.