The Business of Building a Better World, written and edited by Weatherhead Professor David Cooperrider along with co-author Audrey Selian—is among ten finalists for “best book of the year” in the category of business impact for getAbstract's annual book awards.
getAbstract receives 10,000 books per year and "LongLists" books in three catagories of business books; Business Impact, Reader's Choice Awards, and Learning Impact. The getAbstract International Book Award has been presented annually since 2001 to books that offer brilliant contributions to current economic, social and entrepreneurial topics. In 2022, the five prizes will be awarded in cooperation with the German business magazine brand eins for the second time. The award ceremony will take place on the occasion of the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2022.
"We are so grateful to Harry Halloran and Tony Carr of Halloran Philanthropies, and University of St Thomas, for the research grant that supported the book and the Fowler Center’s 5th Global forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit where it’s early draft was previewed. We are also grateful to Jesper Brodin, CEO of IKEA, and Halla Tomasdottir, the CEO of the BTeam who together wrote the brilliant foreword. We are proud of the remarkably courageous and bold chapter co-authors, such as Paul Polman and Andrew Winston, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Marga Hoek, Michelle Hunt, Nadya Zhexembayeva, Ron Fry, Raj Sisodia, Kim Cameron, Chris Laszlo and Ignacio Pavez, and many others." said David Cooperrider reflecting on this honor.
The Business of Building a better World: The Leadership Revolution That is Changing Everything is published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers and was released in October 2021. It can be purchased here.