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‘People Powered’ Wins at Business Book Awards

by | Mon 23 Mar 2020

I am delighted to share that my new book, ‘People Powered: How communities can supercharge your business, brand, and teams‘, has just been announced as a winner at the Business Book Awards!

I was originally planning on being in London to be at the awards ceremony, but obviously the recent COVID-19 outbreak put the brakes on that and the event went virtual. I am over the moon to see ‘People Powered’ win an award, and many thanks to the judges and the broader Business Book Awards team!

I was especially impressed with the overall quality of the live stream: it really felt like a full awards production. Here is the section of the stream where ‘People Powered’ nabbed a prize:

The judges summarized the book as:

“We found People Powered to be an absolutely inspiring read and pragmatic about the collaborative power of communities. It is a must-read for any institution looking to develop relationships. It stood out as a book for the global economy based on timeless practices and based on where we are today, Jono’s book really does stand out.”

For the morbidly curious, they asked me to put together an acceptance speech. Here it is:

This is a fabulous follow-up to another recent accolade in which ‘People Powered’ was a February best-seller at Porchlight Books and earlier this year was an Amazon Best Seller too.

Furthermore, I am delighted to see that readers are enjoying the book too, with it currently rated at five stars on Amazon (with 34 reviews) and 4.70 stars on Goodreads (with 30 reviews.)

If you are not familiar with ‘People Powered’, it provides a crisp yet comprehensive overview of the significant value communities can bring to organizations and provides a complete framework for how to build a community and integrate it into an organization. This includes how to create a complete strategy, create incentives, coordinate content, social media, and events, build member retention, and how to track success with a broad range of maturity models.

The book features contributions by Jim Whitehurst (President at IBM), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Emmy-Award-Winning Actor), Jim Zemlin (Executive Director at The Linux Foundation), Mike Shinoda (Co-founder of Linkin Park), and many others.

It has been endorsed by 30+ leaders across various industries, including Mårten Mickos (CEO of HackerOne), Jamie Smith (Former Advisor to President Obama), Jamie Hyneman (Co-Creator of Mythbusters), Whitney Bouck (COO at HelloSign), Gia Scinto (Head Of Talent at YCombinator), Nat Friedman (CEO at GitHub), Kevin Scott (CTO at Microsoft), and many others.

Remember, if you get the book, you can also unlock People Powered Plus which includes free templates and cheat sheets for building your community, over $2000 of discounts, a full knowledge base, exclusive events and webinars, and much more.

Thanks everyone for all the support!

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