Charlie Baker, Pioneer Institute releases books this week

This week may provide insight into how the nation’s most popular governor arrived at the decision not to seek re-election when Governor Charlie Baker’s book about his tenure hits the shelves.

“This book should be on the must-have list of every current and aspiring executive – in the public and private sectors,” read Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s jacket.

Co-authored by Steve Kadish, his former chief of staff, Baker’s book, “Results,” is described by the publisher as a guide for public servants as well as managers and leaders “hampered by bureaucracy and politics. “.

“With a wide range of examples, Baker, a Republican, and Kadish, a Democrat, show how to move from identifying problems to achieving results in a way that bridges divisions instead of exacerbating them,” the publishers, the Harvard Business Review Press, said in a statement.

Baker and Kadish are expected to host an event Tuesday night to kick off the book’s release and discuss its contents. The Herald will provide previews of the book that morning.

Baker announced in December that he would not seek a third term. This is despite polls as the most popular governor – of any party – in the country and the most popular member of his party in the state.

A Pioneer Institute book, “Back to Taxachusetts?

The Boston-based free market think tank’s view is that it’s bad for business, especially in a time when people don’t have to live where they work. According to the praise given for the book, they are right.

“The rise of Zoom and remote working has made it even easier for businesses and highly skilled workers to leave Massachusetts for low-tax or no-tax states. … This book is a must-read for anyone considering to vote in favor of an amendment to the Constitution to make Massachusetts less business-friendly,” says Harvard economist Edward Glaeser’s analysis.

Due out Wednesday, the book is written by Pioneer executive director Gregory Sullivan and two Institute veterans, Andrew Mikula and Liam Day.

Colin L. Johnson