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The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company, organisers of the Business Book of the Year Award, want to encourage young authors to tackle emerging business themes.

They hope to unearth new talent and encourage writers to research ideas that could fill future business books of the year. A prize of £15,000 will be given for the best book proposal.

Vindi BangaVindi Banga
Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
David YoungDavid Young
Former chief executive, Orion Publishing Group
Isabel Fernandez-MateoIsabel Fernandez-Mateo
Adecco associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship, London Business School
Jorma OllilaJorma Ollila
Chairman, Outokumpu, and former chairman Royal Dutch Shell and Nokia

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