The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company have announced the finalists for the ‘Business Book of the Year Award’. The six nominated books, which includes Thomas Piketty’s bestseller ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’, are according to the jury the best books in the field of management and business.
Established in 2005, the FT Business Book of the Year Award has since grown into one of the leading awards for management books. The award is given to the book published in the past year that according to the independent jury provides the “most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues”. Global management consultancy McKinsey & Company acts as official partner of the award.
After receiving a record number of submissions (closing date was the 30th June), the jury spent the past 2,5 months reviewing the quality and impact of the books. Six leading books have now been shortlisted for the final. The overall winner will be announced on 11 November, during a special Awards Dinner in London.
Bracken Bower Prize
In addition to the ‘Business Book of the Year Award’, FT and McKinsey & Company have also launched the ‘Bracken Bower Prize’, a newly launched prize awarded to the most promising young business writer (under 35). The award is named after Brendan Bracken, chairman of the FT from 1945 to 1958 and Marvin Bower, Managing Director of McKinsey from 1950 to 1967, who both were instrumental in laying the foundations for the present day success of the two institutions. The closing date for submissions is tomorrow (30 September), the winner will also be announced on 11 November.