Nominations announced for Business Book of the Year
Sixteen books, including a handful focused on technology’s impact on society, are being considered for the 2019 Business Book of the Year, an award given by The Financial Times and consulting firm McKinsey.
Andrew Hill of the FT writes, “Now in its 15th year, the award will go to the book that offers the ‘most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics’. Judges will select up to six finalists and announce a shortlist on September 16. The prize will be awarded in New York on December 3. Runners-up will receive £10,000 each. John Carreyrou took last year’s award with Bad Blood, his gripping account of the rise and scandalous fall of blood-testing company Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes.
“This year’s longlist also includes books about the power of business to innovate and create beneficial change.
“John Browne, former BP chief executive, makes a second appearance on the longlist (The Glass Closet was in the mix in 2014), with his distillation of historical, artistic, autobiographical and business lessons Make, Think, Imagine. Browne argues for the progressive force of engineering innovation to change the future for the better.”
Read more here. The shortlist will be announced on Sept. 16 in London at the Royal Society of Arts, and the award will be presented at a ceremony at in New York City on Dec. 3.