Book Award Winner: Trouble Ain’t Nothin But a Word by Paul O. Scott

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis My memoir begins with a massive heart attack that leaves me in a vegetative state with no possibility of recovery, according to my doctors. What the doctors didn’t know about me was, don’t count anyone out, don’t count anyone in. I lived my life overcoming multitudinous challenges by […]

Book Award Winner: The Strategic Business of You: A Personal Management Guide for a Meaningful Life by Dafne Toro

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Your most important business is the business of you. Lately, it seems like your work defines your identity. You want to balance the personal and professional elements of your life, but it’s a struggle. Your career is thriving—if only you could say the same thing about yourself. Strategic […]

Book Award Winner: Stop the Nonprofit Board Blame Game: How to Break the Cycle of Frustrating Relationships and Benefit from Fully Engaged Boards by Hardy Smith

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Board members not meeting performance expectations is one of the most challenging issues faced by nonprofit organizations and causes considerable frustration among nonprofit leaders—and they usually place the blame on board members. However, much of what has been written on this topic is based on opinions and experiences […]

Book Award Winner: The Performance Paradox: Turning the Power of Mindset into Action by Eduardo Briceño

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis Discover how to balance learning and performing to bolster personal and team success with this revolutionary guide from a world-renowned expert on growth mindset. To succeed in a fast-changing world, individuals and companies know they must create a culture of growth: where experimentation and feedback are encouraged, and […]

Book Award Winner: I Can’t Believe I’m Not Dead: Escaping Abuse, a Cult, Attempted Murder, and Other Insanities by Kendra Petty

Congratulations on your bronze book award! Synopsis Being the target of a mafia hit, narrowly escaping an abusive cult, and battling breast cancer has caused Kendra Petty to wonder, “How much can one person take?” More, life replied. Much more. Here is a story of survival unlike any you’ve ever heard: Kendra Petty began life […]

Book Award Winner: Dedication and Service: 50 Years on Call with the Volunteers of Colorado’s Genesee Fire Rescue by Dean Rotbart and Hank O’Brien

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis Dedication and Service masterfully tells the story of Genesee Fire Rescue, a remarkable volunteer company located in the foothills west of Denver. Through perpetual training, outstanding leadership, and steadfast devotion to community service, the Genesee fire force has earned its place among the top volunteer departments in the […]

Book Award Winner: How to Have a Happy Birthday: Create Meaning, Fulfillment and Joy on Your Special Day by Tamar Hurwitz-Fleming

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Do you struggle to embrace your birthday? Discover a new approach to transform your experience into one that is more satisfying and delightful. Are you dreading turning another year older? Can’t see the fun in celebrating you? Fear you’ll be disappointed or underwhelmed again? Birthday aficionado Tamar Hurwitz-Fleming […]

Book Award Winner: More Than I Imagined: What a Black Man Discovered About the White Mother He Never Knew by John Blake

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis John Blake grew up in a notorious Black neighborhood in inner-city Baltimore that became the setting for the HBO series The Wire. There he became a self-described “closeted biracial person,” hostile toward white people while hiding the truth of his mother’s race. The son of a Black man […]

Book Award Winner: The Curious History of the Heart: A Cultural and Scientific Journey by Vincent M. Figueredo

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis For much of recorded history, people considered the heart to be the most important organ in the body. In cultures around the world, the heart—not the brain—was believed to be the location of intelligence, memory, emotion, and the soul. Over time, views on the purpose of the heart […]