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Business Book of the Year Award 2018

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Speakers include:
Mitchell  Baker

Mitchell Baker

Mozilla

Lionel Barber

Lionel Barber

Financial Times

Mohamed El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian

Allianz

Overview

The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company are delighted to announce the launch of the Business Book of the Year Award 2018. The Award, now in its 14th year, is well established as the pre-eminent business book prize and attracts over 250 entries annually.

The SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT LUNCH  will be held in New York on 14th September 2018. The AWARDS DINNER will be held in London on 12th November 2018.

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Full Overview

The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award  aims to identify the book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics. The judges give preference to those books whose insights and influence are most likely to stand the test of time.

The £30,000 Financial Times and McKinsey Award will go to the title that is judged to have provided ‘the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues’. Each of the other finalists will receive a £10,000 award.

The BRACKEN BOWER PRIZE, which will also be presented at the Awards Dinner, will go to the best proposal from a young author who can tackle emerging business themes.  For more details of this £15,000 prize, please visit the website here.

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Judges (8)

Mitchell  Baker

Mitchell Baker

Executive Chairwoman
Mozilla

Mitchell Baker co-founded the Mozilla Project to support the open, innovative web and ensure it continues offering opportunities for everyone. As Chairwoman of Mozilla, Ms Baker is responsible for organising and motivating a massive, worldwide, collective of employees and volunteers around the world who are building the internet as a global public resource, open and accessible to all. Mitchell is deeply engaged in developing product offerings that promote the mission of empowering individuals. She also guides the overall scope and direction of Mozilla’s mission. Ms Baker has written the key documents that set out Mozilla's enduring mission and commitments - the Mozilla Public license in 1998, the Mozilla Manifesto in 2007 and the Mozilla Manifesto Addendum - also known as the Pledge for a Healthy Internet - in 2018.

Ms Baker is a strong advocate for the open internet, open source, and the importance of connecting technology to its impact on individuals and society.  She is highly regarded as one of the pioneers of the web and bringing the open internet to consumers. She was instrumental in Netscape’s decision in 1998 to release its source code to the public. This later led to the release of the Firefox browser and the creation of the Mozilla Foundation as a global technology force that spans software product development, educational initiatives, and participatory movements. After co-founding the Mozilla Project, Ms Baker served as its general manager and CEO from 1999 until January 2008, when the organisation’s rapid growth encouraged her to split her responsibilities and add a CEO.

Ms Baker is a member of the Oxford Internet Institute’s Advisory Board, an MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate with the Open Agriculture Initiative, and a Board Member of OpenMRS, Inc., which develops open source medical records systems for use in resource-constrained environments. She co-chaired the U.S. Department of Commerce Digital Economy Board of Advisors from its inception in March 2016 until August 2017, served on the United Nations High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, and the ICANN High Level Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Ms Baker received her B.A. in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley and her J.D. from Berkeley Law.

TIME Magazine profiled Ms Baker in its global list of “100 Most Influential People” under “Scientists and Thinkers”. Bloomberg listed her as one of the “25 Most Influential People on the Web”. She was honoured as winner of the Anita Borg Institute’s 2009 Women of Vision Award and received the Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership in 2010. In 2012, Ms Baker was inducted into the founding group of the Internet Society’s Hall of Fame. In 2018 she received an honorary doctorate from the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. She has written op-eds for the Atlantic and CNN.com and appeared on NBC “Meet the Press”, BBC “HardTalk”, “CNN Global Office”, France 24, the UK's Channel 4 and NPR’s “Morning Edition". She has spoken at high-level events like the World Economic Forum, Mobile World Congress, Web Summit, Collision and Singularity University.

Lionel Barber

Lionel Barber

Editor
Financial Times

Lionel Barber is the Editor of the Financial Times. Since his appointment in 2005, Mr Barber has helped solidify the FT’s position as one of the first publishers to successfully transform itself into a multichannel news organisation. During his tenure, the FT has won numerous global prizes for its journalism, including Newspaper of the Year, Overseas Press Club, Gerald Loeb and Society of Publishers in Asia awards.

Mr Barber has co-written several books and has lectured widely on foreign policy, transatlantic relations, and European security and monetary union in the US and Europe, and appears regularly on TV and radio around the world. As Editor, he has interviewed many of the world’s leaders in business and politics, including US President Donald Trump, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, and President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.

Mr Barber has received several distinguished awards, including the St George Society medal of honour and the Legion d’Honneur for his contribution to journalism. In February 2018 he received The Media Society's Annual Award. He serves on the Board of Trustees at the Tate and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Mohamed El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian

Chief Economic Advisor,
Allianz

Mohamed A. El-Erian is Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he formerly served as chief executive and co-chief investment officer (2007-2014). He is a columnist for Bloomberg View and a contributing editor at the Financial Times, having previously chaired President Obama’s Global Development Council,

Dr El-Erian first joined PIMCO in 1999 and was a senior member of PIMCO’s portfolio management and investment strategy group. He rejoined the company at the end of 2007 after serving for two years as president and CEO of Harvard Management Company. Prior to this, Dr El-Erian was a managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup, London and previously spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC where he was Deputy Director.

Dr El-Erian has published widely on international economic and finance topics. His 2008 book, When Markets Collide, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller and won the Financial Times Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year. His 2016 book, The Only Game in Town, is a New York Time bestseller. He was named on Foreign Policy’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” four years in a row. LinkedIn named him as its number 1 “Influencer” for 2016.

Having served on the boards of the US Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, the International Center for Research on Women, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the IMF’s Committee of Eminent Persons and the New York Fed’ Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets, Dr El-Erian currently sits on several non-profit boards including the NBER (Executive Committee), the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Vice Chair). He is co-chair of the capital campaign for the University and Colleges of Cambridge (UK) and has been chair of Microsoft’s Investment Advisory Board since 2007.

Dr El-Erian holds a Master’s degree and doctorate in economics from Oxford University and received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University. He is an Honorary Fellow of Queens’ College Cambridge.

Herminia Ibarra

Herminia Ibarra

The Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behavior
London Business School

Herminia Ibarra is the Charles Handy Visiting Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School and the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning at INSEAD. Prior to joining INSEAD she served on the Harvard Business School faculty for thirteen years. She is a judge for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network. Thinkers 50 ranked Prof. Ibarra #8 among the most influential management thinkers in the world.

Prof. Ibarra is an expert on leadership development. Her latest book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, explains how to step up to bigger leadership roles. Her best-selling book, Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career shows how people reinvent their careers. Author of numerous articles in top academic journals, Prof. Ibarra also writes for business publications including the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, and speaks internationally on leadership and talent management.

A native of Cuba, Prof. Ibarra received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University, where she was a National Science Fellow.

Rik Kirkland

Rik Kirkland

Partner and Director of Publishing
McKinsey & Company

Rik Kirkland has led McKinsey’s global print and online activities since 2008. These include the McKinsey Quarterly, mckinsey.com (with some 2 million registered users), the McKinsey Insights iPad and Android apps and numerous leading business books, such as Resource Revolution (Amazon, 2014) and Reimagining India (Simon & Schuster, 2013). From 2000 to 2005, he was the editor of Fortune magazine, which under his leadership was three times nominated as a finalist for general excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors and won numerous other awards.

During more than two decades at Fortune, he served as Washington editor, Europe editor, international editor and deputy editor. He has been a frequent guest on CNN and CNBC and served as a moderator at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Fortune’s Global Forum, the Global Infrastructure Initiative and the Microsoft CEO Summit. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the International Center for Journalists and plays guitar in a rock band, The Prowlers.

Randall  Kroszner

Randall Kroszner

Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics
University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business

Randall Kroszner is the Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.  From 2006 to 2009, he served as a Governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. In these capacities, he took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure, including rules related to home mortgages and credit cards. He represented the Fed on the Financial Stability Board, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and the Central Bank Governors of the American Continent.  He chaired the OECD working party of deputy central bank governors and deputy finance ministers on international macro policy. 

From 2001 to 2003, Professor Kroszner was a member of the U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), where he was involved in issues including corporate governance reform, currency crisis management and sovereign debt restructuring, terrorism risk insurance, and banking and financial regulatory reform.

Professor Kroszner has more than 100 publications. His paper on managerial stock ownership won the Brattle Prize for best corporate finance paper in the Journal of Finance. His recent book co-authored with Nobel laureate Robert J. Shiller, Reforming U.S. Financial Markets: Reflections Before and Beyond Dodd-Frank appeared on the Washington Post’s “Book World” political bestsellers list.

He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Financial Research Advisory Committee in the Office of Financial Research at the US Treasury.  He is a member of the board of the Paulson Institute.  He is the Booth Academic Director of the CEO Perspectives program.   He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the global financial system.  Professor Kroszner consults with financial institutions, government organizations, and central banks throughout the world. 

Professor Kroszner received a ScB (magna cum laude) from Brown University and a PhD from Harvard University.

Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo

Global Economist and Author
Non-Executive Director, Barrick Gold, Barclays and Chevron

Dambisa Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker, who influences key decision makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is respected for her unique perspectives, her balance of contrarian thinking with measured judgment and her ability to turn economic insight into investible ideas.

Dr Moyo has earned a strong reputation as a top-tier opinion former and trusted advisor on Macroeconomics, Geopolitics, Technology and Millennial themes. She is a Board member of Barclays Bank, Barrick Gold and Chevron.

She holds a PhD in Economics from Oxford, a Master’s from Harvard and is recognised for fresh and innovative ideas as the author of three New York Times bestselling books: Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World (2012), How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead (2011) and Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa (2009). Her newest book, Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It, was published in April 2018.

Dr Moyo was named in the list of Time 100 Most Influential people in the world; writes for the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Barrons and Harvard Business Review and has travelled to 80 countries.

Shriti  Vadera

Shriti Vadera

Chairman, Santander UK, Senior Independent Director, BHP Billiton and Non-Executive Director, AstraZeneca

Shriti Vadera is Chairman of Santander UK, Senior Independent Director of BHP Billiton and a Non-Executive Director of AstraZeneca. From 2009 – 2014 she advised governments, investors and companies ranging from the Chair of the G20, European periphery countries on the Eurozone crisis, the Government of Dubai on the restructuring of Dubai World’s debt and Temasek Holdings (Singapore) on strategy to the African Development Bank on raising finance for pan-African infrastructure.

Ms Vadera was a Minister in the UK government from June 2007 to September 2009 in the Cabinet Office, Business Department and International Development Department. She worked on the government’s response to the financial crisis and was a key architect of the 2008 UK bank recapitalisation plan and 2009 G20 London summit. She was on the Council of Economic Advisers at the UK Treasury from 1999 – 2007, where she worked on business, productivity and international finance issues, and prior to that was an investment banker for 14 years with SG Warburg/UBS, with a particular focus on emerging markets.

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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 910,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 120 cities in more than 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 organisation to shape winning strategies, mobilise for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.

The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility was created to help business leaders and policy makers come to terms with a future that is increasingly autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared. Based in four global hubs (Beijing, Detroit, Munich, and Silicon Valley), our forward-thinking and integrated perspective, industry expertise, proprietary research, and global convening power give us a unique combination of assets to help clients navigate the mobility revolution.

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Click here for more details of the 2017 Business Book of the Year Award, and see photographs of the event here.

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