By Guest Contributor Francesca Stainer
We look at the LID Publishing books that are in the running for the Business Book Awards 2021 and where you can watch the live shortlist announcement this evening, 4 March 2021.
ABOUT THE AWARDS
The Business Book Awards celebrate the work of authors who have shared their industry or market knowledge, experience and expertise in published book form. The Business Book Awards highlight the quality and variety of business books in the market. They offer industry-wide recognition to new and established authors writing on a range of subjects for a diverse readership, with no barriers to entry; we welcome entries from UK publishers and authors for all categories; and from authors living or published overseas in the International category.
You can view the enteries for this year here.
We would like to invite you to join us on World Book Day for The Business Book Awards 2021 Online Shortlist Reveal Party. This free-to-attend event is a great opportunity to meet the team behind the awards, network with 200+ business leaders and discover which books have made it to the finals.
LID PUBLISHING BOOKS IN THE RUNNING
‘You never step in the same river twice.’ Our intensely interconnected world never stops evolving. Amid the chaos of intended and unexpected consequences we’re expected to lead a change initiative. We have to learn fast, as its already started.
Elemental Change is a highly practical, human and humorous book that shows us how to makes complex change attainable – organizational, professional or personal – whether you have years of experience or are facing your first major challenge. It helps us think about what change is and means, how we prepare for it and what we do to make it successful. It may just be the most readable book about change yet.
Leaders in Lockdownis a unique insight from the women and men who were on the front line of leading the business world’s fight against COVID-19. From New York to Singapore to Hong Kong to the City of London, it captures a remarkable moment in time – when the global economy was brought to a shuddering halt in the struggle to contain a deadly pandemic. These first-hand accounts of 100 days of lockdown tell stories of leadership in a crisis. They also share the wisdom of some of the world’s most thoughtful business leaders as they predict how the world will change because of COVID-19.
Menopause is a fact of every woman’s life. For 75% of women, the symptoms they experience will have a detrimental effect on their ability to work, interact with colleagues and maintain relationships with those they love. It can have a corrosive effect on women’s confidence, social ability and even their sense of self. Moving forward, it is important to create a conversation around menopause and how organizations and individuals can be more empathetic to women at this stage of life.
In Your Second Phase, Kate explores the best ways to cope with these changes, how to manage new and existing relationships and how to manage your future – all in an accessible and entertaining way.
“Why didn’t I think of that genius idea?” This is the remarkable, at times funny, story of a young entrepreneur who, aged 18 and with $4,000 and no other funding, started up invisibobble – the revolutionary hair ties that have taken the haircare industry by storm. Today, Sophie Trelles-Tvede’s company has sold over 100 million hair ties around the world and turns over $15 million.
As a first-year university student, getting ready for a party, Sophie spotted an old telephone cord and decided to use it to tie her hair with. The next morning, she noticed something different with her hair: she did not have a headache after untying the cord and there was not much of a mark (or kink) in her hair. The genius idea of invisibobble was born right there! This is the story of the idea and thereafter – the ups and downs, funny and serious moments, of an entrepreneur’s journey that will inspire others and reveal what it takes to succeed.
As working environments develop through new 21st century structures, the problems and difficulties they face also become even more complex and difficult to understand, explain and resolve. The ways in which we express these processes are now patterned through a mixture of wording and imagery; diagrams and charting which help to explain trends and visualise long-term sustainable goals. From thinking, doing, working, planning and prioritizing, through to presenting, selling, negotiating, progressing in your career, or just plain fooling around, this highly practical book provides effective tools and guidelines to help anyone who wants to be more efficient and outstanding.
After the runaway success of The Diagrams Book, Kevin Duncan returns to combine his experience and expertise into an interactive visual guide, The Intelligent Work Book. A guide to assess your competency to problem-solving and challenge you to further construct new ideas through visual and diagrammed solutions, for greater improvements in all sectors of life.
Inspired Thinking is an innovative way of discovering new ideas to achieve meaningful success. When someone or something inspires you, it pushes and propels you to do something new or different. It gives you new ideas and a strong feeling of enthusiasm and excitement. And this is the key point of this book; helping you discover inspiration from new ideas to positively change your life. Each chapter is packed with new ideas from various sources of inspiration such as stories, practical examples, tips, tools and strategies, which will help you discover meaningful success.
The book will explore ideas around personal value, individuality, risk, self-belief, triviality, purpose, staying young, proactivity, determination, heroes, goals, collaboration and legacy. Inspired Thinking is an important book for the 21st century, helping you to set the right goals and objectives to lead you on a journey of discovery, meaning, enjoyment and purpose.