Frankfurt Dispatches: The 2011 GetAbstract Business Book Awards

VP of Marketing and Sales Rosemary Carlough reveals there was at least one party at Frankfurt Book Fair this year.

It’s the 11th Annual International Business Book Award Ceremony by GetAbstract. From a short list of five English language and five German language books, two English language and two German language titles were selected as winners. The awards are decided by an editorial team at GetAbstract who read all the books. They noted many excellent titles in 2011 on the subjects of applicability, style, and innovation. The winners received huge Toblerone bars. The two English language winners are:

Corporate Whistleblower’s Survival Guide by Tom Devine and Tarek F. Maassarani (Berrett-Koehler). With an introduction from Jeffrey Wigand, whistleblower in the tobacco industry, it explains that many people see misdeeds but few report them.

Why the West Rules—for Now by Ian Morris (Picador). A scholarly (the author is a professor at Stanford) but fabulous read, this history book has immense business applications spanning from the ice age to the 20th century.

Anyone else hungry for chocolate?


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