The Institute of General Semantics is pleased to announce that its judges have selected Graymanship: The Management of Organizational Imperfection by Bob Eddy as the winner of the 2010 Samuel I. Hayakawa Book Prize.
The Hayakawa Book Prize goes to the most outstanding work published in the past five years on topics of direct relevance to the discipline of general semantics, and includes a cash award of $1,000.
Bob Eddy received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from UCLA with Beta Gamma Sigma honors. Also serving in the Navy, he attained the rank of Lieutenant, Senior Grade. His industrial experience includes human resources assignments, the most prominent of which was Corporate Personnel Director of Levi Strauss & Company, in charge of personnel administration for the then 26,000 employees worldwide. Currently he is a management consultant working to improve the performance of scores of organizations. The idea for Graymanship came in 1967, and Mr. Eddy devoted the next 42 years to part-time research on the topic, writing, and editing. Mr. Eddy was a native Californian, living his first 40 years there, before moving to and falling in love with Pennsylvania 35 years ago.
The Hayakawa Prize will be presented to Bob Eddy at the New Languages, New Relations, New Realities symposium on October 29-31, 2010, at Fordham University in New York City. Mr. Eddy will be one of the featured speakers.
Graymanship: The Management of Organizational Imperfection is published by Multi-Dimensional Press and is available for purchase from Amazon.com. More information about the book may be found on its website, http://www.graymanship.com.