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September 23, 2015

News & Opinion: The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Shortlist

By: Ryan Schleicher @ 1:45 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

The Financial Times and McKinsey have released the shortlist for their 2015 business book award. 

As Dylan wrote about the longlist: 

It is always a great list, and (as I've said in years past) quite different from our own awards as it focuses on more macroeconomic, "big picture" books whereas we focus in on the nuts and bolts of business and business management. This year is no exception. 

This year's shortlist includes: 
To see which longlist titles didn't make it to the next round, see our earlier story

2014 Bracken Bower Prize Winner Gets a Book Deal


In 2014 The Financial Times and McKinsey introduced the Bracken Bower Prize, a £15,000 prize that goes to the best business book proposal from a writer under 35. The award went to World Economic Forum senior director Saadia Zahidi, and just announced was that Nation Books has bought the rights to publish Zahidi's book. 

The book is about the 40 million women across the Muslim World who have entered the workforce in the last decade alone, telling the stories of the remarkable women—from McDonald’s workers to software technicians—who are at the forefront of this revolution, and revealing how they will permanently reshape their countries' economies and societies.

To learn more about the Bracken Brower Prize, visit www.ft.com/brackenbower. The deadline for 2015 submissions is September 30. 


About Ryan Schleicher


Ryan Schleicher is now in his third tenure at 800-CEO-READ, having left the nest previously for adventures in New Orleans and at Milwaukee's Frontier Radio Station, WMSE. Developed the old-fashioned way, Ryan began at 800-CEO-READ in shipping/receiving, but the bosses kept offering new opportunities in customer service, sales, and marketing (he's most famous for his stint at our former book giveaway site, inBubbleWrap), so it was a no-brainer to bring him back in a multifaceted capacity, with a focus on directing our PR and working with Author Services.