McGraw-Hill Business Authors in the NewsMade fresh weekly with organic pixels, here’s what McGraw-Hill Business authors have been up to lately.

*Oren Klaff, author of Pitch Anything and director of capital markets at Intersection Capital, reveals why you shouldn’t be too nice, quote dead people, or commit any of the other 7 Deadly Sins of Sales Pitching. Read it as if your life hangs in the balance …

*Inventor, author, and tireless supporter of innovators everywhere, Stephen Key, discusses how you can turn your hobby into a dream job on’s  “Career Reality TV.”  (And to further demonstrate how doing what he loves is his dream job, the tireless Mr. Key also shows up on MSNBC’s “Your Business” and ABC News Now’s “Money Matters.”)

*Over at the marketing and PR blog, Spin Sucks, Gini Dietrich interviews Russell Bishop, author of Workarounds that Work, to discuss why doing the right things at the right times is the more time- and cost-effective antidote to today’s short-sighted “do more with less” business culture. And in the New York Times Sunday Business section, Russell’s latest “Preoccupations” column delivers advice and a simple and reassuring message: “Don’t Let Bureaucracy Ruin Your Day.”