Guest contributor Francesca Stainer, Communications Manager
LID AUTHOR SIMON MAC RORY WINS BEST FOREIGN BOOK IN 2021 “PwC BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR IN RUSSIA” AWARD FOR THE BOOK WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE: THE IMPERATIVE OF TEAMS.
Russia’s most important award for Russian-language business books – the “PwC Business Book of the Year in Russia” – was held on 3 June at the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The award consists of three categories of books: (i) Best Book by a Russian Author; (ii) Best Book by a Foreign Author; and (iii) Best Book to Help Business.
Simon Mac Rory, author of Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: The Imperative of Teams, picked up the prestigious prize of Best Book by a Foreign Author. First published by LID in English in 2018, the Russian edition of this book was published by Olympus Business Publishers. Irina Sedakova, the head of Olympus Business, collected the award on behalf of her company and Simon.
Igor Lotakov, Country Manager Partner of PwC Russia, commented about the award:
“This year, [a total of 169] books from 29 different publishing houses were nominated. Almost 12,000 people participated in voting for the best business books and the competition reached an audience of more than 10 million people.”
Author Simon Mac Rory commented about his award:
“Collaboration and teamwork are at the heart of my book. It is not coincidence that those very same dynamics made this award possible. The team at LID who supported me in first instance, the team at Olympus who had faith in my work and produced a translation and publication of the highest quality, the team at PWC, the team of judges and all those who voted, demonstrate the power and imperative of teams and collaboration over individual effort. My thanks to all who have made possible this recognition of my work and given me a sense of pride that will be with me for life”.
Besides Russian and English, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee has also been published in Chinese.
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Francesca Stainer | Communications Manager
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Simon Mac Rory is an Entrepreneur, OD (Organisational Development) Specialist and Academic. He is currently the CEO of The ODD Company and CEO of The Guardian Service Limited. He is also author of Wake Up and Smell the Coffee published in 2019 by LID Publishing.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee