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SABEW names shortlist for Best in Business Book awards

September 14, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

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

A panel of judges selected 17 books for this year’s shortlist. Seven books are from the newly-added “investing and personal finance” category, sponsored by Yahoo! Finance.

The other 10 books come from the “business reporting” category, sponsored by Investopedia.

The 17 books the judges selected for the shortlist are:

Investing and Personal Finance

  • Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap: Racism & Discrimination Put Us Here. But This is How We Can Save Future Generations by Rodney A. Brooks
  • How We Can Win: Race, History and Changing the Money Game That’s Rigged by Kimberly Jones
  • Machiavelli for Women: Defend Your Worth, Grow your Ambition, and Win the Workplace by Stacey Vanek Smith
  • Money Magic: An Economist’s Secrets to More Money, Less Risk, and a Better Life by Laurence J. Kotlikoff
  • The Truth about Crypto: A Practical, Easy-to-Understand Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain, NFTs and Other Digital Assets, by Ric Edelman
  • The Revolution That Wasn’t: GameStop, Reddit and the Fleecing of Small Investors by Spencer Jakab
  • Undiversified: The Big Gender Short in Investment Management by Ellen Carr and Katrina Dudley

Business Reporting

  • A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine by Gregory Zuckerman
  • After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul by Tripp Mickle
  • American Cartel: Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry by Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz
  • Cloudmoney: Cash, Cards, Crypto, and the War for Our Wallets by Brett Scott
  • Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World by Peter S. Goodman
  • Flying Blind: The 737 Max Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing by Peter Robison
  • The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley by Jimmy Soni
  • The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America — and How to Undo His Legacy by David Gelles
  • The Messenger: Moderna, the Vaccine and the Business Gamble That Changed the World by Peter Loftus
  • Trillion Dollar Triage: How Jay Powell and the Fed Battled a President and a Pandemic — and Prevented Economic Disaster by Nick Timiraos

The judges were led by Alan Deutschman, professor and Reynolds Endowed Chair of Business Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Caleb Silver, editor-in-chief at Investopedia. Submissions came from publishers such as McGraw-Hill, Avery, Georgetown University Press, Portfolio Books and Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

“The quality of the submissions in the business reporting category was impressive,” said Deutschman, the chair for that competition, in a statement. “It’s encouraging to see that so many of our colleagues in business journalism are taking full advantage of the book format to produce deeply reported work with investigative skill and narrative power.”

“In the first year of adding the investing and personal finance category, the judges were impressed with both the quality and the diversity of the submissions,” said Silver, chair for that competition. in a statement. “The shortlist reflects that breadth and highlights the range of the great books being written by our colleagues.”

The winning authors from each category will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize and two finalists from each category will receive $500. The results will be announced later this fall, and SABEW will host a one-on-one discussion with the winners to celebrate their accomplishment and share their knowledge.

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