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NEW YORK TIMES’ bestselling business author/philanthropist Bruce Piasecki lines up the first “Bruce Piasecki & Andrea Masters Annual Award on Business and Society Writing”

NEW YORK TIMES’ bestselling business author/philanthropist Bruce Piasecki lines up the first “Bruce Piasecki & Andrea Masters Annual Award on Business and Society Writing”

Posted: 2021/03/01

Garden City Park, NY: Bruce Piasecki, the globally-minded sustainable environment trailblazer and bestselling business author of Doing More With Less and New World Companies among others, has teamed up with the Yaddo artists’ community in Sarasota Springs, New York to announce a brand new award for young writers committed to positive social change through their words.

This year of 2021 marks the inauguration of The Bruce Piasecki and Andrea Masters Annual Award on Business and Society Writing. The award will bestow a $5,000 USD check upon a writer between the ages of 18 and 35 who has had at least one work published—either an essay, research paper, book, or article—prior to the submission deadline of August 15, 2021.

According to the announcement, writers’ submission topics should be consistent with positive social impact and business and can include, but are not limited to, themes such as climate change; racial/gender equality; sustainability; and innovation.

As reported in The Saratogian, “Piasecki has devoted his life to catalyzing change and he hopes to inspire future generations to do the same. With this Award, he and his wife Andrea Masters hope to foster a new generation of writers interested in pursuing this underserved theme.”

Before becoming a bestselling author in his own right, Piasecki made his mark as founder of the AHC Group Inc., an internationally successful general management consulting firm specializing in growth, energy, environment, and sustainability. In addition to his impactful business titles Doing More With Less, Doing More With Teams, and New World Companies (all now available through Square One Publishers), it is Piasecki’s memoir Missing Persons that has brought forth high accolades from such estimable sources as Publishers Weekly (a “compulsively addictive memoir, combining rich cinematic touches and psychological elements of memory and dreams”), Foreword Reviews (“more than a memoir; it is wonderful entertainment and a celebration of memory”), and Literary Aficionado (“luminous, especially for those of us who are finding ourselves reflecting on the past”) among others.

Applicants for this new writing award should send their published piece (link or PDF) and include a brief (1-2 page) working, together with further planned writing endeavors and future career plans over the next 5-10 years, to bruce@ahcgroup.com, sydney@ahcgroup.com, and marti@ahcgroup.com.

Bruce Piasecki’s books with Square One Publishers—all now available from Amazon, B&N.com, BookShop, and wherever else books are sold—are listed below:

MISSING PERSONS
A Life of Unexpected Influences
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-7570-0412-4
eBook ISBN: 978-0-7570-5412-9

NEW WORLD COMPANIES
The Future of Capitalism
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-7570-0413-1
eBook ISBN: 978-0-7570-5413-6

DOING MORE WITH TEAMS
The New Way to Winning
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-7570-0427-8
eBook ISBN: 978-0-7570-5427-3

DOING MORE WITH LESS
The Way to Wealth
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-7570-0426-1
eBook ISBN: 978-0-7570-5426-6