Winner of the National Business Book Award 2016
The National Business Book Award celebrated its 30th year. The news was announced on April 21st - apologies for being 4 days late. The entire longlist is always worthwhile reading for people interested in business topics in a wide range of interests.
The winners were co-authors: Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff for their book, Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry which chronicles the relationship between Research In Motion founders Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis.
The NBBA jury panel is chaired by CBC's Chief Correspondent, Peter Mansbridge with jury members: Wililam Dimma, Deirdre McMurdy, David Denison, Anna Porter and Pamela Wallin.
Of the six books that made the longlist
Kirstine Stewart, Twitter executive and former head of CBC's English language programming for her book, Our Turn, which recounts her experience as a female business leader in a predominantly male industry.
John Stackhouse, is the former Globe and Mail editor and author of Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution. The book delves into the transition from print to digital journalism and its longterm implications.
Jeff Rubin was longlisted for his book The Carbon Bubble: What Happens to Us When It Bursts. Rubin explores how climate change could influence Canada's oil industry.
David Mulroney was nominated for Middle Power, Middle Kingdom: What Canadians Need to Know about China in the 21st Century. In the book, Canada's former ambassador to China discusses its diplomatic relations with the country and criticizes Canadian foreign policy for its lack of ambition.
William Watson was longlisted for The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty, which explores the relationship between public policy, capitalism and poverty in Canada.
3/12/2016 David Mulroney, John Stackhouse, Kirstine Stewart on National Business Book Award longlist | CBC Books | CBC Radio
April 25, 2016