December 16, 2013

News & Opinion: 2013 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards: Innovation & Creativity

By: Sally Haldorson @ 6:31 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

The entries were submitted, the books were read, the shortlists determined, and we are now ready to announce the category winners of the 2013 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards! In the Innovation & Creativity category... Erik Wahl's Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius from Crown Business takes the top spot.

“We secretly believe that creative genius is reserved for the chosen few—for the poets, the painters, the writers. The truth is that breakthrough creativity is in all of us. It is us. It is the process through which you and I discover all we were meant to be and do.” Unthink, page 11

When we were young, we didn’t think much about creativity, we just were creative all the time. As adults, we often struggle to get that sense of wonder back. We fear the ridiculous, and are burdened by how we’re “supposed” to think and do, yet we still hold a bounty of adventure, ideas, and inspiration within each of us. Looking to relocate your natural creativity and harness innovation? Unthink is our guide. To revisit the runners-up, check out our Creativity & Innovation shortlist announced last week. (Our top award for The Best Business Book of 2013 will be announced in early January. Stay tuned!)

About Sally Haldorson

Sally Haldorson's job as 800-CEO-READ’s General Manager is to make 800-CEO-READ a great place to work for our employees, and a consistently high-performing customer service organization for our clients, authors, and our partners in the publishing industry. In addition to her General Manager duties ensuring collaboration, integration, and quality, she reads, writes, reviews, curates, and edits for the company. Helping craft The 100 Best Business Books of All Time used parts of both skill sets. Outside of work, she is most likely to be found hitting a tennis ball around or hanging out with her boys (husband, child, dog) at home.