Recognizing and Promoting the World's Best Business Titles


Jenkins Group is proud to announce the winners of the 12th annual Axiom Business Book Awards. These gold, silver and bronze medal-winning books make up an incredible reading list - an informative and entertaining list that represents a wide range of business topics, created by a diverse collection of authors and publishers.

The 2019 Axiom Award ceremony and breakfast will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at the Copacabana Times Square. All medalists and guests are invited. Here are the details:


Tuesday, May 28th, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Copacabana Times Square, NYC
268 W. 47th Street, at 8th Ave. -

Join us for the Axiom Award medalist appreciation event to be held on the eve of BookExpo. A continental breakfast buffet will be served and there is no entry fee for medalists and their guests. Dress code is business casual. Bring along your medal and book for photos.
Acceptance speeches of a few minutes in length will be allowed.
Door opens at 8:00; food at 8:30; medal ceremony to follow. Hope you can join us!

RSVP to Jim Barnes, Awards Director –


Below is the official 2019 press release, followed by helpful links and information for medalists and press. 

Thanks to all participants for supporting the Axiom Business Book Awards!


2019 Axiom Business Book Award Winners Announced:
Knowledge is Power, Especially in These Turbulent Times

(Traverse City, MI, Feb 20, 2019)  It's a complicated world we live in, and more and more, the key to success is gathering knowledge. Many things in our lives can be lost or taken away, but knowledge is something that is yours to keep forever. What is the best source of knowledge? Award-winning books!

Jenkins Group is proud to announce a vast source of timely and valuable knowledge: the winners of the 12th annual Axiom Business Book Awards. See the complete results listing online:

From a book about the leadership styles of U.S. presidents by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, to a collection of 99 infographics about the global economy, these medal-winning books epitomize the Axiom Awards motto, "Success through Knowledge," by offering business people up-to-date information across a wide spectrum of concepts and viewpoints, helping them succeed in an increasingly volatile world. 

In the gold medal-winning, Leadership: In Turbulent Times, Doris Kearns Goodwin explores the leadership styles of the presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. She ends the book’s foreword with a quote: “With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.” – Abraham Lincoln. “Such a leader is inseparably linked to the people,” comments Goodwin. “Such leadership is a mirror in which the people see their collective reflection.” With today’s political polarization and ideological extremism, Goodwin’s stories of “authentic leadership in times of apprehension” should be a must-read for us all.

With AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee warns that because of such rapid developments in artificial intelligence, dramatic changes will be happening soon, with China attempting to lead the way. “Significant as this jockeying between the world’s two superpowers will be, it pales in comparison to the problems of job losses and growing inequality,” says Lee, predicting that billions of jobs will be lost, up and down the economic ladder. “The AI world order will combine winner-take-all economics with an unprecedented concentration of wealth in the hands of a few companies in China and the United States,“ he says. “This, I believe, is the real underlying threat posed by artificial intelligence: tremendous social disorder and political collapse stemming from widespread unemployment and gaping inequality.”

In the afore-mentioned infographics book, gold medal-winning, The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It, numerous aspects of the economy are covered, including a somewhat whimsical one that ends the final chapter, “The Future,” entitled “…Mr Robot!” The graphic depicts a utopian society where the people are shown exercising, enjoying social and cultural activities, while “the robots work, and the state levies a tax on machines and then distributes it to the citizens – perhaps through a guaranteed Universal Basic Income (UBI).”

Such a utopian model is probably unrealistic, but gold medalist, The Trillion Dollar Shift, describes how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015 in New York by 192 countries will attempt to “leave no-one behind” and to “eradicate poverty in a more sustainable and equitable way.” In his foreword, Unilever CEO Paul Polman says, “The good news is that we can adapt: we are an intelligent species, and the challenge ahead will be finding a way to put our resources to good use.” That challenge is exemplified by the slogan, “Business for Good is Good Business,” and the SDGs predict a $12 trillion shift by 2030 with 380 million new jobs created. The book goes on to highlight 50 cases where this is already happening around the world.

The exploration of cutting-edge issues is what the Axiom Awards strive for, and all 76 of the medalists, chosen from over 500 entries, have some insight or advice to offer knowledge-seeking business people. This year’s medals went to publishers and authors representing 13 U.S. states, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany and Switzerland -- a blend of established Big 5 publishers, university presses, and independent publishers of all sizes.

"Business success demands that business leaders keep learning and growing," said company founder Jerrold Jenkins. “This year’s Axiom Award-winning books embrace change, offer solutions, and are vital to helping businesses solve problems and continue moving forward." 

Learn more about the Axiom Awards at


The 2016 Axiom Medalists at the ceremony in Chicago.

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Axiom Awards merchandise page:

- Seals are available in rolls of 250 and 1000
-You may order additional certificates with customized wording.
-Hi-res versions of the seal artwork are available for reproducing on book covers and promotional materials

Axiom Awards logo artwork:

Axiom Gold medal lo-res artwork:

Axiom Silver lo-res artwork:

Axiom Bronze lo-res artwork:


"The Axiom Business Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators, with the understanding that business people are a very well-read and informed segment of the population, eager to learn about great new books that will inspire and inform them, and help them improve their careers and businesses."

"The Axiom Awards are presented by Jenkins Group, a Michigan-based book publishing and marketing services company that has operated the popular Independent Publisher Book Awards contest since 1996. Founder Jerrold R. Jenkins is the author of three books on the business of publishing: Inside the Bestsellers, Publish To Win, and The Independent Publisher: How to Build and Promote Your Best-Selling Book."