getAbstract, the world’s largest library of compressed knowledge, today announced the nominees for the 19th annual getAbstract International Book Award, presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 16, 2019. The award recognizes two English and two German books that have made outstanding contributions to social debates over the past year. For the first time, getAbstract will partner with the business magazine Capital.
This year, Capital’s editor-in-chief, Horst von Buttlar, will join members of the getAbstract editorial staff on the award’s jury panel. Furthermore, starting in August, the magazine’s website will feature weekly book reviews accompanied by author portraits.
“We believe that sound knowledge is the basis for better decisions. With our shortlist, and later our winners, we want to help readers find such knowledge. We are delighted to have Capital as a strong media partner on our side for the award,” said Patrick Brigger, co-founder and chairman of getAbstract.
“Presenting interesting and relevant books to our readers has always been an integral part of Capital’s format,” said Horst von Buttlar. “I’m delighted that we’re giving business books a bigger stage with this joint award.”
The nominees for the getAbstract International Book Award 2019 are:
- 55, Unemployed and Faking Normal by Elizabeth White, Simon & Schuster 2019
- Data Driven by Tom Chavez, Chris O’Hara and Vivek Vaidya, McGraw-Hill 2018
- Open to Think by Dan Pontefract, Figure 1 2018
- Rule Makers, Rule Breakers by Michele Gelfand, Scribner 2018
- The Expertise Economy by Kelly Palmer and David Blake, Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2018
- The Myth of Capitalism by Jonathan Tepper and Denise Hearn, Wiley 2018
- The Surprising Science of Meetings by Steven G. Rogelberg, Oxford 2019
- Turn Enemies into Allies by Judy Ringer, Career Press 2019
- What Are Your Blind Spots by Jim Haudan and Rich Berens, McGraw-Hill 2018
- Women, Minorities, & Other Extraordinary People by Barbara B. Adams PsyD, Greenleaf Book Group 2018
- Asia 2030 by Karl Pilny, Campus 2018
- China First by Theo Sommer, C.H. Beck 2019
- The Bit Revolution by Gernot Brauer, UVK 2019
- The Reinvention of the Dictatorship by Kai Strittmatter, Piper 2018
- The Orbit Organization by Anne M. Schüller and Alex T. Steffen, Gabal 2019
- Purpose Driven Organizations by Franziska Fink and Michael Moeller, Schäffer-Poeschel 2018
- Quantitative Transfer Pricing by Christian Schwarz and Stefan Stein, Wiley-VCH 2018
- Teamwork agile design by Alois Summerer and Paul Maisberger, Hanser 2018
- Training design by Anna Langheiter, ManagerSeminar 2018
- Future Blind by Benedikt Herles, Droemer 2018
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