Business & Career


See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the BUSINESS & CAREER category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.

Federal Resume Guidebook, Seventh Edition: First-ever Book on Federal Resume Writing Featuring the Outline Format
2021 Finalist

Author: Kathryn Troutman

Publisher: Resume Place, Inc.

ISBN: 978-1-7334076-0-1

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This 7th Edition includes 17 samples of  the Outline Format Federal Resume with ALL CAP KEYWORDS and accomplishments in the Work History Section. If you want a federal position or to get promoted - get this book! This format can help you get Best Qualified and Referred to a manager.

Student's Federal Career Guide, 4th Edition: Ten Steps to a Federal Job or Internship for Students and Recent Grads
2021 Finalist

Author: Kathryn Troutman

Publisher: Resume Place, Inc.

ISBN: 978-1-7334076-2-5

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The Federal Student Resume is 2 to 3 pages! Learn how to organize the Education section of the resume, to include Course Titles, Descriptions, Papers, Projects, Technical Skills. The emphasis is on EDUCATION in the Student and Recent Graduate Federal resume. Your Education, Internships and Skills will stand out for the Pathways Internships or New Graduate applications with the samples in this book!

Who Comes Next?: Leadership Succession Planning Made Easy
2021 Finalists

Author: Mary C. Kelly, PhD and Meridith E. Powell, MBA

Publisher: Kaimana Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-935733-21-8

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Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Planning Made Easy. This award-winning book guides business leaders through the steps to create a viable succession plan. Who Comes Next simplifies the succession planning process, and provides the tools the leadership team needs to build their leadership bench and implement a successful succession plan.


See below for the list of 2020 winners in the BUSINESS & CAREER category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Charlene Li

Publisher: Ideapress Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-940858-70-8

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The Disruption Mindset is a book from award-winning disruptor Charlene Li about how to lead your organization through disruptive times.

Innovation on Tap: Stories of Entrepreneurship from the Cotton Gin to Broadway's Hamilton
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Eric B. Schultz

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press

ISBN: 978-1-62634-663-5

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Innovation on Tap is the story of American innovation told through the eyes of entrepreneurs who have gathered to "talk shop" in an imaginary barroom.

Running with My Head Down: An Entrepreneur's Story of Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Frank V. Fiume II

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press

ISBN: 978-1-62634-641-3

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The inspirational story of one man's search for purpose and meaning, a quest without limitation that ultimately leads to unique business success and personal fulfillment.

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