TORONTO — Entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson’s guide to making a professional pivot is among the finalists for the National Business Book Award.
The Dragons’ Den judge’s memoir-meets-business-manual, Reinvention: Changing Your Life, Your Career, Your Future, is one of four titles shortlisted for the $30,000 honour.
University of Toronto professor Wendy Dobson is nominated for her book on Sino-Canadian relations, Living with China: A Middle Power Finds Its Way.
John Stefanini also received a nod for his memoir about his tenure as a construction industry union organizer, More Than We Bargained For: An Untold Story of Exploitation, Redemption, and The Men Who Built a Worker’s Empire.
Rounding out the short list is Andrea Benoit’s book on corporate benefaction in the beauty industry, Viva MAC: AIDS, Fashion, and the Philanthropic Practices of MAC Cosmetics.
Founded in 1985, the National Business Book Award recognizes the best business-related title published the previous year. The 2020 winner will be announced on Nov. 18.