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WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE AWARD?
The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs 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 annual award was presented for the first time in November 2005 to Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat.
WHO CAN ENTER?
Books should be submitted by publishers. To be eligible for the 2006 award, books must have been published for the first time in the English language between October 31, 2005 and November 1, 2006.
HOW DO I ENTER?
Get the entry form and official rules for the 2006 award here
WHAT WILL THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE BE?
June 30, 2006.
WHO ARE THE JUDGES?
Lionel Barber, editor, Financial Times
Lloyd C. Blankfein, president and chief operating officer, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc
John Gapper, chief business commentator and associate editor, Financial Times
Jeffrey Garten, Juan Trippe Professor of International Trade, Finance and Business, Yale School of Management
Rachel Lomax, deputy governor for monetary policy, Bank of England
N.R. Narayana Murthy, chairman and chief mentor, Infosys Technologies
Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive, WPP
WHAT IS THE PRIZE?
The winner will receive £30,000. Other shortlisted authors will receive £5,000 each.
WHEN WILL THE SHORTLIST AND WINNER BE ANNOUNCED?
Judges will consider submissions in summer 2006 and announce a shortlist of up to six titles in early autumn. The winner will be announced and the prize presented at a gala event in New York in October 2006.
CAN I NOMINATE BUSINESS BOOKS I HAVE ENJOYED?
You can air your opinion about your favourite business book – and see what other people think – here. Once the shortlist is announced, look out for an informal online poll on this site.
Only publishers and bona fide imprints can nominate books for the award. The judges will also be able to invite nominations from publishers and they will decide on the shortlist and eventual winner.
WHO WON IN 2005?
Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat was the winner of the 2005 award. You can find more information about last year’s award, including details of the shortlisted books and authors, interviews with the judges and the winning author, and further insights into the process, here.
HOW DO I CONTACT YOU?
The judges will not enter into any correspondence, but queries on procedure can be directed to email@example.com