Congratulations to the medalists in the 2017 Axiom Business Book Awards!
The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business was selected as a Silver Medalist in the Entrepreneurship category. The Purpose Is Profit was written by Ed “Skip” McLaughlin, Wyn Lydecker, and Paul McLaughlin. The hardback and e-book were published by Greenleaf Book Group.

In August of 2007, Jenkins Group launched the Axiom Awards, “designed to honor the year’s best business books and their authors and publishers.” Now, ten years later, we announce the winners of the tenth annual, 2017 Axiom Business Book Awards, honoring the year’s best business books, their authors, and publishers.

The 76 medals went to publishers and authors representing 17 U.S. states; 2 Canadian provinces; the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and Switzerland.

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 an information-hungry segment of the population, eager to learn about great new books that will inspire them and help them improve their careers and businesses.
Congratulations to the medalists!


Whether to investigate a new career or to decipher your 401-K, these Axiom Business Book Award-winning books cover a breadth of subject matter and business topics to help readers learn, see, and work differently to improve their careers and businesses. The awards offer a platform for today’s leading business voices to bring knowledge and confidence to the business book reading public.

We need cutting-edge, award-winning business books to educate and inform ourselves about how the financial meltdown happened, how to keep the recovery moving, and how to keep it from happening again. As it says on the Axiom Award medals, “Laurus Lego Erudito,” or “Success Through Knowledge.”

“…there’s a more entrepreneurial climate in the business world today,” says Jenkins. “All kinds of new enterprises are being created by some very talented people, and they keep up on the latest trends and new ideas through reading. These awards are meant to bring great books and great business people together.”

Ed “Skip” McLaughlin is the author of The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business, along with co-authors Wyn Lydecker and Paul McLaughlin. The Purpose Is Profit is available on and at your favorite bookstore now.

Ed McLaughlin is the founder of four businesses and is currently running Blue Sunsets LLC, a real estate and angel investment firm based in Darien, CT. Follow him at @purposeisprofit.

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