September 23, 2015
News & Opinion: The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Shortlist
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:
- Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future by Martin Ford, Basic Books
- Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of Blackberry by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff, Flatiron
- Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money by Nathaniel Popper Harper/ HarperCollins
- Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family by Anne-Marie Slaughter, Random House
- Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard Thaler, W.W. Norton& Company
- How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century, and The Patient Zero of Piracy by Stephen Witt, Viking
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.