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About the Author

Author Info

Bruce Piasecki, the Chairman and Founder of a management consulting firm, has worked for 128 of the world's largest organization on their change agendas regarding climate change, energy innovation, and personnel alignment--including Walmart, Toyota, Merck and Walgreens Alliance Boots. Bruce is the author of a dozen books, including the New York Times bestseller Doing More with Less. In this book, first published by John Wiley and now sold in paperback by Square One, Piasecki pays a sustained homage to Ben Franklin, claiming that in a world of seven billion citizens "doing more with less is success." His book on globalization and competitive frugality, World Inc, has been translated into ten languages.


A new non-fiction writing prize will recognize a dynamic writer who aims to ignite positive social change through published work on the theme of business and its impact on society. 

The $5,000 Bruce Piasecki and Andrea Masters Annual Award on Business and Society Writing seeks to inspire future generations to become catalysts for a better, more just society. 

Applicants must be between 18 and 40 years old and have published at least one work prior to the August 15 application deadline. Submissions can include essays, research papers, books and articles. Topics must be thematically consistent with positive social impact and business. Themes include, but are not limited to, climate change, racial/gender equality, sustainability, and innovation.

To apply, send your published pieces (link or PDF) and a brief (1- to 2-page) working plan addressing your future writing endeavors and career plans (the next 5–10 years) to [email protected] (cc: [email protected]). Please contact Debbi with any questions you may have.

The award is being administered in collaboration with the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany. Read about our 2021 award winner, Daniel Sherrell, author of Warmth, Coming of Age at the End of the World.

The award is financed by the Creative Force Fund started by Bruce Piasecki, founder of the AHC Group Inc. He is the bestselling author of "Doing More with Less," "World Inc.," and "Missing Persons."

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