Reinventing the business book. Volume by volume.

Exploring the forefront of organizational leadership, development & learning

The philosophy

We have heard that over and over:

"That kind of book will never work. Publishers will not buy it, nor will readers!"


Turns out that more often than not, a couple of years later, the very same things that "could never work", get actually done, and successfully so.

The business books market is full of self-defying beliefs that cripple innovation. Deep-rooted myths inhibit fresh formats, and make conceiving cool book concepts and formats difficult, or even impossible.


We believe that the business book can be imaginative. Beautiful. Artsy. Thrilling. Illuminating. Humorous. Fun.

Which is why we got into making these books ourselves.


Our books are unlike most others. They are incredibly to the point. Visualized and fully colored.

Practically theoretic. Inspiring. Featuring cutting-edge insights. And enormously entertaining.

In short: We want to make books that deserve to be called "cool".

Readers of our first book, Organize for Complexity, published back in 2014, thus gave us a big thumbs up.


Add to that business book concepts that combine:

  • the most avant-garde content,
  • crisp prose, free of story-telling,
  • contemporary visual style,
  • and worldwide distribution.

That is the power of BetaCodex Publishing. And we intend to push the boundaries of the business book much, much further still.


If you are a blogger, a journalist, a social media maverick: ask for review copies of our books.

BetaCodex Publishing books so far

Vol. X: Beyond Budgeting, Better Budgeting - Niels Pflaeging (German only)

Vol. 1: Organize for Complexity - Niels Pflaeging

Vol. 2: Complexitools - Niels Pflaeging & Silke Hermann

Vol. 3: Handbook - soon to be announced - Silke Hermann & Niels Pflaeging

What others say about our books

"At a very reasonable price, every company should just buy several copies, read them, and see how they can implement these ideas." Harold Jarche


"In Pflaegings book, the network organization gains contour. All that is beautifully visualized. In short, Niels Pflaeging shows how to build the New Organization, encouraging us to begin building it. It´s the agenda 2014, if you will." changeX


"Very inspiring, highly likable format. This book is fun!"

"To me, even after this brief period, the book has become a frequently consulted source informing my work".


"A book that comes handy, easy to read, but without being fuzzy or unprecise. It presents a credible big picture of contemporary Organizational Development. "


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Our authors

Niels Pflaeging and Silke Hermann (shown below) started BetaCodex Publishing.
Our aim is to build a community, and eventually a movement of authors, who are committed to helping bring about Beta, much Beta organizations!

And who support each other with conceiving, writing, designing, and promoting their books.

This is an invitation: Join us! Publish your books with BetaCodex Publishing!

Let´s reinvent the business book. Let´s help make the Necessary Organizational Renaissance happen.

Forthcoming events with Niels


Spring 2019, Barcelona/ES - 
Complexitools keynote at The Human Networks Festival 2019

Niels on social media


LinkedIn: Niels´ articles

LinkedIn: Niels´ profile

YouTube: Niels´ channel

Twitter: @NielsPflaeging

Slideshare: Niels´ resources







Niels´ website

German site/shop:

Articles on LinkedIn

BetaCodex Network on LinkedIn

Twitter: @NielsPflaeging


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