Author and Speaker

Summary

Larry Richman has authored over a dozen books, numerous book translations (in English, Spanish, and Cakchiquel), and thousands of articles in professional magazines, journals, newspapers, and websites. See Larry Richman’s author page on Amazon.

Books. I published my first book in 1983 as an entrepreneurial effort. I was able to break into the New York publisher market in 2002—most major publishing houses only consider manuscripts from authors represented by an agent—and it was published by the #1 publisher of business books—the American Management Association. They were so happy with it that they asked me to write two other books for them, including an updated edition of each. I found the people to be enjoyable to work with, but their methods were antiquated (paper and red pencil), and the process of peer reviews and proofing were laborious. In my experience with publishing at the Church, we had found ways to streamline the writing, translation, graphic design, and typesetting of books and manuals. Therefore, I set up my own publishing company, Century Publishing, to publish all the subsequent books I wrote. After I had written 101 Ways to Hasten the Work Online, I approached Deseret Book to publish it. They were willing, but needed 8 months to publish it. Instead, we agreed that I would publish and print it in two months and they would sell it.

Articles. I have published about 4,000 articles in the Deseret News, LDS Living magazine, Meridian magazine, MormonTimes.com, LDSMediaTalk.com, Church News, Church News and events on LDS.org, Newsroom on ChurchofJesusChrist.org, LDS365.com, the Ensign and Liahona magazines, and in several linguistic journals.

Speaker. On October 30, 2007, I gave a devotional address at Brigham Young University-Idaho on the subject “Learning Through Life’s Trials.” (Watch or read the devotional address.) I wrote an article that summarized the talk for the March 2010 issue of the Ensign magazine. (See “Learning Through Life’s Trials,” Ensign, March 2010, pp. 27-31. Read the text, download a PDF, or listen to an  audio recording of the article.) I also published a booklet Learning Through Life’s Trials, that was a longer version of the BYU devotional talk. I have also been a guest speaker in undergraduate and graduate classes at the BYU College of Social Work and LDS Business College social media classes.

Publications

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101 Ways to Hasten the Work Online

by Larry Richman, 2014 This book gives Latter-day Saints 101 easy, practical ways to hasten the work online. The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles often encourage members to use technology and social media to hasten the work of salvation. Learn more about this book and order it online

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Book of Mormon Quiz Game

by Larry Richman (Richman Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT, 1981). Limited edition. Out of print.

Boxed game with questions and answers about the Book of Mormon. The game was later turned into a mobile app.

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Book of Mormon Quiz Game Mobile App

by Larry Richman and Jacob Lindsay. Available as a mobile app for Apple iOS.

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Culture for Missionaries: Guatemala Indian

by Larry Richman (Missionary Training Center, Brigham Young University Press, 1980)

For use by missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to understand the culture of the native peoples of Guatemala. Limited edition, out of print. Read online:

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Diccionario Español-Cakchiquel-Inglés

by Robert W. Blair, John S. Robertson, Larry Richman, et. al. (Garland Publishing, New York, NY and London, 1981)

Tri-lingual learner’s dictionary with pronunciation guide, Cakchiquel grammar, and word lists. Limited edition. Out of print. Learn more about the dictionary and download a free PDF.

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An Examination of Adjectival Forms in the Cakchiquel Language

by Larry Richman (Deseret Language and Linguistic Society Proceedings, Seventh Annual Symposium, March 26-27, 1981, Brigham Young University)

Linguistic analysis and explanation of the various forms of adjectives used in the Cakchiquel language.  Limited edition. Out of print. Read online.

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An Examination of Adjectival Forms in the Cakchiquel Language

by Larry Richman (Journal of Mayan Linguistics, vol. 3, num. 2, Fall 1982, University of Iowa Anthropology Dept.)

Linguistic analysis and explanation of the various forms of adjectives used in the Cakchiquel language. Limited edition. Out of print. Read online.

Improving Your Project Management Skills, First Edition

by Larry Richman (AMACOM, New York, NY, 2005). Out of Print. See Second Edition below.

The power of an American Management Association Project Management seminar—right in your hands! Based on one of the most popular of these renowned seminars, Improving Your Project Management Skills is both a practical reference for beginners and a handy refresher for seasoned professionals. The book covers all the major areas taught in the AMA seminar of the same name: defining project scope, planning and budgeting, scheduling, implementation, project closure, and more. Marketed internationally by AMACOM, American Management Association, (now Harper Collins).

Improving Your Project Management Skills, Second Edition

by Larry Richman (AMACOM, New York, NY, July 2011) 

This ultra-practical reference offers powerful and repeatable project initiatives that improve processes, streamline productivity, and cut costs dramatically. You’ll get tools, tips, charts, lists, and never-fail advice for planning and budgeting, defining project scope, project scheduling, implementation, performance measurement, leadership and staff issues, work breakdown structures, alignment with business goals, risk assessment and management, communication, project closure, and much more. Now completely revised and updated, the book is consistent with the most recent edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and includes dozens of current practices and real-world examples. Equal parts learning tool and workplace reference, Improving Your Project Management Skills puts the power of a world-class project management seminar right in your hands! Used in college courses at several universities. Marketed internationally by AMACOM, American Management Association, (now Harper Collins). Learn more about this book and order it online.

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Learning a Second Language: A Challenge Older People Can Handle

by Larry Richman (Deseret Language and Linguistic Society Proceedings, Sixth Annual Symposium, March 27-28, 1980, Brigham Young University). Limited edition. Out of print.

This paper poses some of the questions that must be answered before an optimal model can be developed for teaching languages to older people. Read online.

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Learning Through Life’s Trials

by Larry Richman (Century Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007)

This book reviews the nature, origins, and purposes of adversity and includes suggestions on how to patiently trust in the Lord and His eternal plan and how to use these trials to learn and grow stronger. Learn more about this book and order it online.

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Lectura Básica I, Cakchiquel / Español: Enseñanza Individual Sistemática

by Larry Richman (Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT, 1977)

Tutor manual and student manual for a basic literacy course in Cakchiquel and Spanish. Translated and adapted by Larry Richman for use in Guatemala through the David O. McKay Institute, Brigham Young University, 1976-1977.

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Problems of a Divided Society: The Conflicting Cultures of Guatemala

by Larry Richman, November 1977

Guatemala is a land of enchantment. It is enchanting because of its ancient ruins, its beautiful mountains, and its crystal-blue lakes-but most of all because of its people. But Guatemalans are largely not well understood. This college paper explains the two major cultures in Guatemala: the Indian and the Latin. These cultures differ greatly, even though they are found in the same country, and often within the same town.  Read online.

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Project Management: A Strategic Approach

by Larry Richman (Century Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT, 1996). Limited edition. Out of print.

This concise course teaches skills to complete projects on time, on budget, and on target. It shows how to use proven strategies to plan and control projects. This strategic method shows how to clarify project objectives, avoid serious errors of omission, and eliminate costly mistakes. This course not only teaches the technical tools of project planning and scheduling, but also helps you discover the people skills you need to get the cooperation, support, and resources to get the job done. Written in plain English, it gets right to the point without a lot of verbiage. Learn the technical tools to plan large or small projects, define project objectives, construct a work breakdown structure, develop a network diagram, estimate and schedule each task, communicate project information to team members, and use the project plan to control the project. Stop spending your time putting out fires. Be a proactive project manager! Published in a 3-ring binder,152 pages.

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Project Management Step-by-Step

by Larry Richman (AMACOM, New York, NY, 2002)

Written in plain, jargon-free English, this book is an incisive and complete guide—truly a perfect introduction to project management. Used in college courses at several universities. Published by AMACOM, American Management Association (now Harper Collins). Learn more about this book and order it online.

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Project Management Step-by-Step Instructor Guide

by Larry Richman (Century Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT 2006)

Instructor’s guide for the book Project Management Step-by-Step, including a teaching schedule, handouts, classroom exercises, and PowerPoint for the classroom. Learn more about the instructor guide and order it online

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Project Management Step-by-Step, Eastern Economy Edition

by Larry Richman (Prentice Hall of India, 2008)

For distribution in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Translation rights granted. See back cover. ISBN: 978-81-203-3477-9

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Prominent Men and Women of Provo 1983

edited by Larry Richman (Richman Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT, 1983). Limited edition. Out of print.

Biographical index of outstanding members of the Provo, Utah, community. Selected from the ranks of business and professional leaders, educators, and civic and political leaders. Hardbound, 188 pages. Read the book online.

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Semantic Value of the -a’ and the -i’ Noun Plurals in Cakchiquel, The

by Larry Richman 

This study was originally published in the Deseret Language and Linguistic Society Proceedings, Annual Symposium, April 5-6, 1979, Brigham Young University. Limited edition. Out of print.

It was republished in Notes on Linguistics, no. 13, January 1980, Linguistics Department of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc., Dallas, TX. Limited edition. Out of print.

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Successful Project Management, Second Edition

by Larry Richman (AMACOM, New York, NY, 2004). Out of Print. See third edition below.

This self-study course delivers the knowledge, skills, and guidance managers need to lead today’s projects successfully and profitably. Marketed internationally to universities, colleges, and training organizations by AMACOM, American Management Association (now Harper Collins).

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Successful Project Management, Third Edition

by Larry Richman (AMACOM, New York, NY, 2011). Out of print.

This self-study course delivers the knowledge, skills, and guidance managers need to lead today’s projects successfully and profitably. Marketed internationally to universities, colleges, and training organizations by AMACOM, American Management Association (now Harper Collins). See the fourth edition of this self-study course and order it online.

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Tales of the Cakchiquels: Trilingual Collection of Folklore from the Cakchiquel Indians of Guatemala

by Larry Richman (Richman Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT, 1984)

Cuentos de los cakchiqueles: Recopilación trilingüe de cuentos populares de los indígenes cakchiqueles de Guatemala. Ancient tales of the Cakchiquel Indians from Guatemala. Includes the Cakchiquel transcriptions as well as translations into Spanish and English. Compiled and translated by Larry Richman. Learn more about this book and order it online.

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Talk About Saving Money: How to Save on Food, Utilities, Car Expenses, Mortgage, and Health Care

by Larry Richman (Century Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT, 2013)

This book explains how to save money on the largest monthly expenses you have: food, utilities, car expenses, your home mortgage, and health care. Learn more about this book and order it online This book is connected with the website TalkAboutSavingMoney.com, which provides smart ideas to make your money go further, from entertainment to food, and gadgets to travel.

Translations into Cakchiquel (Kaqchikel)

Larry produced various translations for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including scriptures, hymns, missionary discussions, temple ceremonies, and live satellite interpretation of worldwide conferences. The following are some of the principle resources for which he was either the primary or secondary translator:

See other translations into Cakchiquel (Kaqchikel). Read a history of Cakchiquel translation in the Church. Larry was the audio engineer and language coach to produce the following audio recordings in Cakchiquel:

Translations into Spanish

Websites

  • LDS365.com provides news and information about resources from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and from members around the world. It shares ideas about using technology and social media to strengthen families and share the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have written an article every weekday (on average) on this site since July 5, 2006, totaling approximately 4,000 articles. The current reach of the site as of 2020 is nearly 100,000 and it receives over a million page views annually. (See the section “Social Media.”)
  • TalkAboutSavingMoney.com provides smart ideas to make your money go further, from entertainment to food, and gadgets to travel. Larry has published 166 articles since September 2012.

Articles and Dissertations

  1. Learning through Life’s Trials,” Ensign, March 2010, pp. 27-31.
  2. Making Team Decisions Wisely,” article in Today’s Engineer, Nov. 2002.
  3. “Understanding Adversity,” article/audiocassette, Century Publishing.
  4. “Translator Training Program”, Master of Science project, Brigham Young University, 1981.
  5. Contributing author to several articles in the Deseret News.