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Stephen R. Bown and Mark Carney are the National Business Book Award winners for 2021

Mark Carney National Business Book Award winner

Key Takeaways:

  • Two authors have been selected winners of the National Business Book Award (NBBA) and its $30,000 prize for the first time in the award’s 36-year existence.

Stephen R. Bown’s The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson’s Bay Empire or Mark Carney’s Value. Building A Better World for All best exemplified the wide range and high calibre of outstanding Canadian business writing in a great year for the award, with its most extended list of worthy nominees ever.

The announcement was announced today at the NBBA Jury Chair, bestselling author, and award-winning journalist Peter Mansbridge’s virtual Award Ceremony. Doubleday Canada’s The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson’s Bay Empire offers a new take on Canada’s founding myth.

Author Stephen Bown emphasizes the crucial significance that pooled connections with First Nations played in the venture’s early success as he retells the narrative of the Hudson’s Bay Company and its essential role in the early history of our country.

He also details how competition, political agendas, economic developments, and personalities all conspired to upset that delicate balance, resulting in Indigenous people’s marginalization as Canada grew into a nation.

National Business Book Award winner Stephen R. Bown
National Business Book Award winner Stephen R. Bown; Image from Yahoo

Bown is the author of ten books about adventure, science, and ideas. His books have been published in nine different languages. He was born in Ottawa and now resides in the Canadian Rockies near Banff.

This year, the National Business Book Award nominees displayed remarkable and inspiring business writing, spanning a wide range of issues and views and sharing a common challenge to the status quo.

Among the finalists for 2021 are:

  • Fight or Submit: Standing Tall in Two Worlds, by Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson, is published by ECW Press.
  • When More Isn’t Better: Overcoming America’s Economic Efficiency Obsession, by Roger L. Martin, Harvard Business Review Press.
  • Random House Canada published Jeff Rubin’s book The Expendables: How Globalization Screwed the Middle Class.

The National Business Book Award, now in its 36th year, is one of Canada’s most renowned literary honors, with publishers, authors, journalists, academics, economists, and business leaders worldwide praising it.

Sponsors Miles S. Nadal, Stephen J.R. Smith, and The Targeted Strategies Group make the National Business Book Award possible. Oxford Properties Group is the Award Ceremony Partner, and The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and Manscorp Media Services are the media partners. This year’s National Business Book Award would like to thank the Government of Canada for its support.

Source: CISION News

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