Category Archives: business books

Business book of the year winners announced

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has announced the winners of this year’s Business Book of the Year competition.

The competition is sponsored by Henley Business School and run in association with the British Library.   

This year’s overall winner was The Management Book: How to Manage Your Team to Deliver Outstanding Results written by the entrepreneur Richard Newton.  Newton identified his top three tips: 

·         The management role is made, not given. You need to shape it rather than let it shape you.

·         If you let your team be successful, you will be successful.

·         Being a manager is something to be proud of. Fundamentally every organisation builds from its management.”

Category winners:
Management and Leadership Textbook
Managing Equality and Diversity: Theory and Practice by Savita Kumra and Simonetta Manfredi

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Winning at Innovation: The A-F Model by Fernando Trías de Bes and Philip Kotler

The New Manager
The Leadership Skills Handbook: 50 Essential Skills You Need to be a Leader by Jo Owen

The Commuter’s Read
The Strategy Book: How to Think and Act Strategically to Deliver Outstanding Results by Max Mckeown

Which business book(s) should you read?

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to read more business books you may have found yourself overwhelmed by the quantity of books available. 

Over on the State of Search website Bas van den Beld has come up with some great ideas for your next business book read.  An infographic designed by Koozai helps take you to choices in a number of subject areas, including:

·         Branding

·         Web analytics

·         Business development

·         Content marketing

·         Paid search

·         SEO

·         Web theory

·         Social media

The post is well worth a look.

Business publishing news

In September’s issue Allan Foster reports on what he terms ‘the relative buoyancy of popular business book publishing’ with an increase in UK sales of 10%. Penguin has carried out a global rollout of its business book imprint (Portfolio). Meanwhile, the longlist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year 2010 has been announced. The shortlist will be announced on 16th September.