In Memoriam: Richard Nelson Bolles

richard nelson bollesWe are deeply saddened by the news of the death of our beloved longtime author, Richard Nelson Bolles. His unending intellectual curiosity about the world around him–and the people in it–gave him the energy and drive to update his career classic, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE?, every year for more than forty-five years. His guide, originally a self-published passion project created in 1970, grew into a worldwide phenomenon that helped build Ten Speed Press into the publisher it is today. As a number of us at Ten Speed can attest, so many people have come up to us over the years saying they never would have found their life’s work without his influence. What a truly incredible legacy. Dick, as he was affectionately known by his friends, always said “You were put here on Earth for a reason. You need to find it.” Together, we are honored to continue his legacy as WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? helps new generations of readers find their passion and purpose in life.

–Ten Speed Press, The Crown Publishing Group

Posted: April 4, 2017