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SABEW names Best in Book award winners

November 3, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing announced Thursday the winners and finalists for its third annual Best in Business Book Awards, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding business journalism in books published between Aug. 1, 2021, and July 31, 2022.

The book, “Flying Blind: The 737 Max Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing” by Peter Robison, published by Anchor Books, was chosen as the winner in the “Business Reporting” category, sponsored by Investopedia.

“As he chronicles the fall of one of the greatest American companies, Flying Blind author Peter Robison also tells an even larger story of the decline of American business as engineering excellence and product safety were sacrificed in the relentless pursuit of profits and stock valuations,” said Alan Deutschman, SABEW board member, Best in Business Book Award co-chair, professor and Reynolds Endowed Chair of Business Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Judges also selected three finalists from the category: “The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley” by Jimmy Soni (published by Simon & Schuster), “A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine” by Gregory Zuckerman (published by Portfolio), and “Trillion Dollar Triage” by Nick Timiraos (published by Little, Brown and Co.).

This year SABEW added a new category “Investing and Personal Finance” sponsored by Yahoo! Finance. “Money Magic: An Economist’s Secrets to More Money, Less Risk, and a Better Life” written by Laurence Kotlikoff and published by Little, Brown Spark, won in this category.

Caleb Silver, past SABEW president, committee co-chair and editor-in-chief of Investopedia led the Investing and Personal Finance judging team. The judges said of the winner, “Laurence Kotlikoff impressed us by translating complex topics into practical language and accessible advice. He challenges the conventional wisdom of the financial services industry, as well as some of the findings of behavioral economics, when it comes to questions surrounding key financial decisions such as buying a home or investing for retirement.”

The two finalists selected in the category were: “The Revolution That Wasn’t: Gamestop, Reddit and the Fleecing of Small Investors” by Spencer Jakab (published by Portfolio), and “The Truth About Crypto: A Practical, Easy-to-Understand Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain, NFTs and Other Digital Assets” by Ric Edelman (published by Simon and Schuster).

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