Management Book of the Year Award

On 9th February a glittering Awards evening was held at the British Library last night, to announce the winner of the CMI Management Book of the Year 2015 which is:

 Not Knowing by Steven D’Souza and Diana Renner, published by LID Publishing

 In her presentation speech, Diane Lees explained why this book impressed the judging panel:

 “The pressure to know everything and to always have the answer to a problem or issue is one of the biggest challenges facing managers today. This book goes against the grain and reassures the reader that ‘not knowing’ can be a force for good decisions as it allows for open questions and curiosity.

 “This book could inspire managers to rethink business planning – it challenges the reader to think deeply about themselves and ask questions, which in turn will allow for better and more informed decision to be made.”

The winners of the five categories are:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship:  Customer Innovation: Customer-centric Strategy for Enduring Growth  

By Marion Debruyne

Practical Manager:  The Little Book of Big Management Ideas   

By James McGrath and Bob Bates

Management Futures:   The Key: How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems

By Lynda Gratton

The Commuter’s Read  Not Knowing: The Art of Turning Uncertainty into Opportunity

By Steven D’Souza and Diana Renner

Management and Leadership Textbook: Organizations and Management in Cross-Cultural Context

By Zeynep Aycan, Rabindra N Kanungo and Manuel Mendoca

To see videos of the winning books specially commissioned from Ravensbourne students go to

A press and social media campaign is now actively promoting the winners.  #managementgold.  So far, we have already reach 2.40 million individual Twitter accounts!  All the books featured in Management Book of the Year are available for loan from the library.