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Judges have selected three book proposals to go forward for the 2015 Bracken Bower Prize.

The finalists’ proposed books would address crucial challenges of growth, including how to tackle catastrophe risk, when to quit a job, a market or a project, and China’s growing investments in Africa.

The finalists are:

Christopher Clearfield and András Tilcsik for Rethinking the Unthinkable: Managing the Risk of Catastrophic Failure in the Twenty-First Century.

Jonathan Hillman for The Fog of More.

Irene Yuan Sun for Brave Old World: Why China’s Investments in Africa Should Make Us Rethink Economic Development.

A panel of expert judges selected the three proposals from a shortlist of 11 entries, drawn from the range of titles submitted for this year’s £15,000 prize, which is open to authors aged under 35.

The winner will be announced on November 17 at a dinner in New York where the Financial Times and McKinsey will also name the Business Book of the Year.

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