TORONTO, April 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The finalists for this year's National
Business Book Award, one of Canada's most prestigious literary awards, were
announced today by co-sponsors PwC and BMO Financial Group. The $20,000 prize
is awarded to the author of the most outstanding Canadian business-related
book published in 2012.
This year's book submissions demonstrated Canada's talent in top-quality
business writers. An independent jury evaluates eligible nominations based on
five key criteria including originality, relevance, excellence of writing,
thoroughness of research and depth of analysis.
This year's finalists are:
-- Bernie Finkelstein, True North: A Life in the Music Business,
published by M(c)Clelland & Stewart. Finkelstein, a producer,
record-label owner and entrepreneur, recounts his personal
story and shares his experiences as he built his career in the
beginnings of the Canadian music business. This engaging memoir
offers a vivid glimpse into the 1960s and early 1970s music and
-- Chrystia Freeland, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global
Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, published by
Doubleday Canada. Freeland, a journalist, editor and author,
explores the economic divide that has emerged between the small
number of extremely wealthy individuals and the rest of
society. Bringing together the role of technology and
globalization, she examines how the combination has created the
greatest income gap of time.
-- Douglas Hunter, Double Double: How Tim Hortons Became a
Canadian Way of Life One Cup at a Time, published by
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Hunter, an author, chronicles the
evolution of Tim Hortons, a franchise operation that has become
a part of the Canadian landscape. He sheds light on how the
company has evolved into one of the most respected consumer
brands in Canada.
-- Amanda Lang, The Power of Why, published by Collins, an imprint
of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Lang, senior business
correspondent for CBC News, demonstrates the importance of
curiosity and how asking the right questions can lead to
creative thinking and innovation, and change in both our
business and personal lives. Citing real-life examples of how
Canadian companies and organizations have applied creativity to
shift their focus, she raises thought-provoking questions
encouraging readers to challenge the status-quo.
The National Business Book Award jury is chaired by Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman
School of Management, University of Toronto. The panel includes Jane Cooney,
Founder, Books for Business; William Dimma, Chairman Emeritus, Home Capital
Group, Inc., Peter Mansbridge, Chief Correspondent, CBC Television Network;
Deirdre McMurdy, Adjudicator; and The Honourable Pamela Wallin, Senator.
In its 28(th) year, the National Business Book Award is an annual celebration
of Canadian authors of exceptional non-fiction, business-related books. It
continues to gain attention from not only the Canadian business world, but
also publishers, authors, journalists, academics, economists, politicians and
business leaders around the world.
The winner of the National Business Book Award will be announced on May 28,
2013 at a luncheon in Toronto, hosted by PwC and BMO Financial Group.
Last year's National Business Book Award winner was Bruce Philp for his book
Consumer Republic: Using Brands to Get What You Want, Make Corporations
Behave, and Maybe Even Save the World.
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