800-CEO-READ is a website dedicated to exploring and providing the very best business books for readers. They also hold an annual Business Book Awards where they acknowledge the top business books of the year. On the December 6, they announced this year’s shortlist, which includes the winning titles in eight different categories. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony and celebration on January 12 in New York City.
According to Editorial Director, Dylan Schleicher, the awards are looking to represent a more inclusive and human-driven approach to the business world. “You will see a broadening in the definition of what constitutes, ‘business,’” he writes on their website. This includes, “who business is meant to serve, and who should be allowed – even welcomed – to sit at the table.” This year’s list certainly represents that broadened definition – it highlights approaches based on gender, instructional guides, and even an examination of poverty in cities.
Here are 2016’s shortlist winners:
Congratulations to all of the winners and we wish you luck at the upcoming ceremony!