Four Penguin titles shortlisted for the Business Book of the Year Award

Exploring topics from AI to the future of capitalism, Reed Hastings and Erin MeyerSarah FrierDaniel Susskind and Rebecca Henderson will all vie for the prestigious prize.

Penguin titles running for Business Book of the Year
Penguin titles running for Business Book of the Year. Image: Ryan McEachern / Penguin

Netflix, Instagram, artificial intelligence and free market capitalism are all the subjects of books that have been shortlisted for this year's Business Book of the Year award. 

No Rules Rules by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer; No Filter by Sarah FrierA World Without Work by Daniel Susskind and Reimagining Capitalism by Rebecca Henderson - all published by Penguin Random House - comprise four of the six shortlisted books for the £30,000, offered by the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company. 

The Business Book of the Year award honours international publication in the global business community and particularly praises those books that are "likely to stand the test of time" - a particular challenge given the unprecedented events of 2020.

The shortlist was whittled down from a 15-strong longlist, and the winner of the prize will be announced later this year. The prize is one of the more generous book prizes, with the winner taking home £30,000 and each shortlisted runner-up £10,000.

Last year, Caroline Criado-Perez won for her revelatory book, Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men.


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