Jim Burba and Bob Hayes have released their new book Smart Partners. Published by SelectBooks in New York, the book draws on the couple’s unique experiences as life and business partners to explain their methods and thinking for building, sustaining, and growing successful relationships in business and life.
“Burba and Hayes share their decades of experience in making partnerships work for them. Smart Partners is a must-read,” says friend and former NBA player Jason Collins.
Burba & Hayes use their own experiences as cofounders of Burba Hotel Network, as well as stories from friends and colleagues, to provide examples of effective partnering. Furniture designer Mitchell Gold, fashion designers Trina Turk and husband Jonathan Skow, chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and his sister Hilary Newsom are just some of the contributors.
“Want to be a smart partner? Then follow the stories and principles in this book,” said California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.
About Burba & Hayes
Jim Burba and Bob Hayes have been successful life partners for more than 26 years and business partners for more than 16 years. For four years running, Burba and Hayes have been named by Out Magazine as one of the “Power Couples to Know” along with luminaries and their life partners, including clothing designer Tom Ford, singer Sir Elton John, and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
Cofounders of Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the couple develops and produces the world’s most prominent conferences for the hotel investment community. BHN was founded on the principle of sharing success, and its events have generated more than US $15 million for scholarships, education, and social services organizations.
In 2013 the duo formed Burba Hayes LLC, an entertainment production company. Their first film Space Station 76 debuted in 2014 at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and was the closing gala film at Outfest 2014 in Los Angeles. Their musical comedy Disaster! ran on Broadway in early 2016. More films and a reality TV show are in the works.
Together, Burba and Hayes have contributed their expertise in articles for Success.com, HOTELS’ Investment Outlook, Travel Weekly, Advocate.com, Outtraveler.com, and Successful Meetings. They are contributors and editorial board members for California Meetings and Events magazine.