Our books

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.

Our books so far

Vol. 0: Beyond Budgeting, Better Budgeting - Niels Pflaeging (German only)

Vol. 1: Organize for Complexity - Niels Pflaeging

Vol. 2: Complexitools - Niels Pflaeging & Silke Hermann

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 likeable 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. "


5-star rating on Amazon.de.

Forthcoming events with Niels


21/04/2018, Leipzig/DE - Why Planning is Dispensable, half-day thought clinic at ReWeCo conf., organized by BVBC
24/04/2018, Wiesbaden/DE Change Clinic: Org Development with Insighs Discovery, organized by Insights Group
25/04/2018, Zurich/CH - Building the Agile Organization seminar, organized by pragmatic solutions

26/04/2018, Munich/DE - Agile Munich, organized by Incrementor
04/05/2018, Portland, Maine/US - 
Agile Maine Day with a keynote on Complexitools, organized by Agile Maine

Niels on social media


LinkedIn: Niels´ articles

LinkedIn: Niels´ profile

YouTube: Niels´ channel

Twitter: @NielsPflaeging

Slideshare: Niels´ resources





Mail contact@betacodexpublishing.com


Niels´ website nielspflaeging.com

German site/shop: orgfuerkomplexitaet.de

Articles on LinkedIn

BetaCodex Network on LinkedIn

Twitter: @NielsPflaeging


Get in touch for more on the book and the seminar tour: contact@nielspflaeging.com