Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff have been named the winners of the National Business Book Award for their book, Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry. The award is co-sponsored by PwC and BMO Financial Group and is one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards.

“Losing the Signal is the riveting story of how BlackBerry engineered a spectacular technological upset of the twenty-first century. The company lost its way leading to the breakdown of one of the most successful partnerships in the history of Canadian business. The book sheds light on relationship between RIM’s founders, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, as the company evolved.”

The short list for this year’s National Business Book Award included:

  • John Stackhouse, Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution
  • William Watson, The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty