The 2023 Business Book Awards

As we stated when we opened our awards for entries this year:  

We believe it is more useful to view books as in conversation, rather than in competition, with each other.  

Finding the right book at the right time can change your life, or the life of your organization. But the right book for me and my company right now might not be the right one for you and yours. So, rather than narrowing down this list any further and telling you which we think are the best, we will be taking time to write about them more in-depth over the next month so you can determine which among them are the best for you, your company, and your community. 

As our Managing Director, Sally Haldorson, recently said:  

We feel like that conversation is incredibly valuable at this time. Especially at a time when we have a tendency to isolate ourselves, feel isolated, isolate ideas in binary ways, we really want to have this deep conversation about business books of all types.

The books in that conversation this year are: 


The Experience Mindset: Changing the Way You Think about Growth by Tiffani Bova, Portfolio 

Extremely Online: The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power on the Internet by Taylor Lorenz, Simon & Schuster 

For the Culture: The Power Behind What We Buy, What We Do, and Who We Want to Be by Marcus Collins, PublicAffairs 

Mixed Signals: How Incentives Really Work by Uri Gneezy, Yale University Press 

The Unsold Mindset: Redefining What It Means to Sell by Colin Coggins & Garrett Brown, Harper Business 

Read excerpts and reviews of each


Broken Code: Inside Facebook and the Fight to Expose Its Harmful Secrets by Jeff Horwitz, Doubleday Books

The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the Twenty-First Century's Greatest Dilemma by Mustafa Suleyman with Michael Bhaskar, Crown 

Containing Big Tech: How to Protect Our Civil Rights, Economy, and Democracy by Tom Kemp, Fast Company Press 

Number Go Up: Inside Crypto's Wild Rise and Staggering Fall by Zeke Faux, Crown Currency 

These Are the Plunderers: How Private Equity Runs—And Wrecks—America by Gretchen Morgenson & Joshua Rosner, Simon & Schuster 

Read excerpts and reviews of each


Awaken: The Path to Purpose, Inner Peace & Healing by Raj Sisodia, Wiley 

He/She/They: How We Talk About Gender and Why It Matters by Schuyler Bailar, Hachette Go 

Life On Other Planets: A Memoir of Finding My Place in the Universe by Aomawa Shields, PhD, Viking 

Sideman: In Pursuit of the Next Gig by Mark Rivera, Matt Holt 

Strong Female Character by Fern Brady, Harmony 

Read excerpts and reviews of each

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