London, 3rd April 2017: The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company invite submissions for the 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times, will chair the distinguished panel of judges for the Business Book of the Year Award.

The Business Book of the Year Award is designed to highlight the book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics. Eligible for consideration are business books in the English language that are first published between 16th November 2016 and 15th November 2017. The deadline for entries is 30th June 2017 and the entry form is available online.

The judging panel will then select a shortlist of up to six authors, which will be announced at a luncheon in London on 19th September.

The judging panel, chaired by Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times, includes:

  • Mitchell Baker, Executive Chairwoman, Mozilla Foundation
  • Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz (winner, 2008, When Markets Collide)
  • Herminia Ibarra, Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organisational Behavior, INSEAD
  • Rik Kirkland, Partner, Global Publishing, McKinsey & Company
  • Randall Kroszner, Norman R Bobins Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
  • Dambisa Moyo, Director, Barclays Bank, SABMiller, Barrick Gold
  • Shriti Vadera, Chair, Santander UK; Director, Shriti Vadera Ltd; Non-Executive Director, BHP Billiton and AstraZeneca

The winner will be announced at the Awards Dinner co-hosted by Lionel Barber and Dominic Barton, global managing director of McKinsey & Company at Lotte New York Palace in New York on 6th November 2017.

The winner of the Business Book of the Year Award 2017 will be awarded £30,000, and £10,000 will be awarded to each of the remaining shortlisted books.

Previous Business Book of the Year winners include: Sebastian Mallaby for The Man Who Knew (2016); Martin Ford for Rise of the Robots (2015); Thomas Piketty for Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2014); Brad Stone for The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (2013); Steve Coll for Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power (2012); Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo for Poor Economics (2011); Raghuram Rajan for Fault Lines (2010); Liaquat Ahamed for The Lords of Finance (2009); Mohamed El-Erian for When Markets Collide (2008); William D. Cohan for The Last Tycoons (2007); James Kynge for China Shakes the World (2006); and Thomas Friedman, as the inaugural award winner in 2005, for The World is Flat.

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Notes to editors on The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award:
Entry forms and details of the terms and conditions are available from www.ft.com/bookaward. The annual award aims to identify the book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics. A shortlist of up to six titles will be announced 19th September, and the winner will be announced at a gala event in New York on 6th November 2017. Submissions were invited from publishers or bona fide imprints based in any country.

Eligibility:
Books must be published for the first time in the English language, or in English translation, between 16th November 2016 and 15th November 2017. There is no limit to the number of submissions from each publisher/imprint, provided they fit the criteria, and books from all genres except anthologies are eligible. There are no restrictions of gender, age or nationality of authors. Authors who are current employees of the Financial Times or McKinsey & Company, or the close relatives of such employees, are not eligible.

About the Financial Times:
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, providing a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community. It is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 850,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.

About McKinsey & Company:
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public and social sectors achieve lasting success. For 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients’ most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 110 locations in over 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organization to shape winning strategies, mobilize for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.

 

 

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