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Business Book Awards 2018: The Shortlist

January 23 2018

The Business Book Awards are a chance to celebrate everyone and everything that makes the world of business books so engaging, inspiring and pioneering.

We love the fact that they’re open to all, including authors who self-publish their books. 2018 is the very first year the awards are being held and our very own founder, Ella Davidson, was asked to be one of the judges. She spent a day in London with her fellow judges pouring over the amazing array of entries. It really brought home the quality and variety of business books that are published in the UK each year. There were some tough decisions to be made but the shortlists for each of the seven categories were announced this week.

Well done to all the authors who entered and huge congratulations to those who have been shortlisted. You’ll find the shortlist below. The awards ceremony will be held on 16 March at the Grange City Hotel, London. We’d love to see you there! It’s a great opportunity for everyone in the world of business books to connect and we look forward to watching all of the exciting things that come from it.

Business Book AwardsShortlist 2018

Start-up Inspiration:

It Takes A Tribe by Will Dean (Penguin Random House)

Recipe for Success by Karen Green (Matador)

She Means Business by Carrie Green (Hay House Publishers)

Tested by Alpesh H. Patel (Peshmode)

Thrive Don’t Just Survive by Karen Ingram (Rethink Press)


Influence by Warren Cass (Capstone)

Myths of Work by Ian MacRae and Adrian Furnham (Kogan Page)

The Leader’s Guide to Presenting by Tom Bird and Jeremy Cassell (Financial Times)

The Reputation Game by David Waller and Rupert Younger (Oneworld)

The Rules of People by Richard Templar (Pearson)

Leading the Team:

Leadersmithing by Eve Poole (Bloomsbury)

Myths of Leadership by Joe Owen (Kogan Page)

The Change Catalyst by Campbell Macpherson (Wiley)

The High-Potential Leader by Ram Charan, with Geri Willigan (Wiley)

The Joy of Leadership by Tal Ben-Shahar and Angus Ridgway (Wiley)

The Listening Leader by Emilio Galli Zugaro and Clementina Galli Zugaro (Pearson)

Embracing Change:

Core by Neil Gaught (Routledge)

Futureproof by Minter Dial and Caleb Storkey (Financial Times)

Humanification by Christian Kromme (The Choir Press)

What to Do When Machines Do Everything by Malcom Frank, Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring (Wiley)

Who Can You Trust? By Rachel Botsman (Penguin Random House)


24 Assets by Daniel Priestley (Rethink Press)

Fully Connected by Julia Hobsbawm (Bloomsbury)

Neuro Design by Darren Bridger (Kogan Page)

The Power of Purpose by John O’Brien and Andrew Cave (Pearson)

The Start-Up Way by Eric Ries (Penguin Random House)

Selling the Dream:

Scale Up Milionaire by Gordon McAlpine (Rethink Press)

Secret Skill. Hidden Career by Paul Owen (Rethink Press)

Strategic Tendering for Professional Services by Matthew Fuller and Tim Nightingale (Kogan Page)

The Authority Guide to Pitching Your Business by Mel Sherwood (The Authority Guides)

The Growth Director’s Secret by Andrew Brent (Bloomsbury)

Unbranding by Scott Stratten and Alison Stratten (Wiley)

Judge’s Choice:

Almost is Not Good Enough by Andrew R Jennings (self-published)

Client Earth by James Thornton and Martin Goodman (Scribe UK)

Customers the Day After Tomorrow by Steven van Bellegham (Lannoo)

Trusted by Lyn Bromley and Donna Whitbrook (Practical Inspiration Publishing)



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