Author Leo Honeycutt’s Louisiana-centric ‘Nice Guy’ finishes with bronze _lowres

Photo provided by LEO HONEYCUTT --- Cast party --- At the Gridiron cast party at the home of Jackie and Leo Honeycutt on March 28 are, from left, the host, Sandy and George Sells, WRKF News Director Amy Jeffers and Gridiron assistant director Zhan Couvillion.

Author Leo Honeycutt’s book on late CenturyLink President Clarke Williams, “Nice Guy Finishes First: The Clarke Williams Story,” has won the bronze medal 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards.

“We are proud not just for the book’s success but for Louisiana,” Lisburn Press Publisher James H. Brown said. “In ‘Nice Guy,’ Clarke Williams shatters the stereotype and proves Louisiana is great for business. His company today is America’s third largest telecommunications giant behind only AT&T and Verizon, and our book — published in Louisiana about Louisiana — is taking that story to the world.”

The bronze medal recognizes Honeycutt’s book as one of the top three in the nation on business ethics.

“I am appreciative to Carolyn and Harvey Perry for providing two years of research to capture her father’s formula for a new generation of business leaders,” Honeycutt says. “Clarke Williams simply treated everyone with respect. He didn’t take shortcuts ... This is the real Louisiana way and New York awarding that story is a winner for the whole state.”

“Criminal Capital: How the Finance Industry Facilitates Crime” by Stephen Platt took the gold medal in the business ethics category, and Mark C. Coleman’s “Time to Trust: Mobilizing Humanity for a Sustainable Future” won the silver medal.