The world is changing faster than ever before. Such volatility and uncertainty is frightening for some and exciting for others. getAbstract falls into the latter category, because changing environments always provide inspiration for great books. The books getAbstract selects for its library are all relevant to business, but they share one other characteristic: They never advise “business as usual.”
getAbstract is proud to present the getAbstract International Book Award to the best business books of 2017. This year, getAbstract assessed more than 10,000 English and German business books in the fields of leadership and management, strategy, sales and marketing, human resources, economics and politics, finance, and career development, and we have selected 10 finalists.
The 2017 nominees are:
- Competing Against Luck, Clayton M. Christensen, Karen Dillon, David S. Duncan and Taddy Hall, Harper Business
- The Death of Expertise, Tom Nichols, Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press)
- The Driver in the Driverless Car, Vivek Wadhwa / Alex Salkever, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
- The Seventh Sense, Joshua Cooper Ramo, Little, Brown and Company
- We do Things Differently, Mark Stevenson, Profile Books
- d.quarks, Carsten Hentrich und Michael Pachmajer, Car Link
- Das Ende der Demokratie, Yvonne Hofstetter, C. Bertelsmann
- Der schwarze Juni, Hans-Werner Sinn, Herder
- Silicon Germany, Christoph Keese, Knaus
- Youtube-Marketing, Christian Tembrink und Marius Szoltysek, O’Reilly
Two nominated titles from each language category will receive the getAbstract International Book Award, a coveted prize within the international publishing world. The official award ceremony will take place on October 11, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Frankfurt Book Fair’s Reading Tent in Frankfurt/Main.
This year, the award celebrates its 17th anniversary. When the getAbstract International Book Award launched in 2001, it was the first international prize of its kind to honor outstanding works in the field of business literature. Since then, getAbstract has presented the accolade to such esteemed authors as George A. Akerlof, Robert J. Shiller, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Ian Morris, Benoît Mandelbrot, Malcolm Gladwell, Niall Ferguson, Joseph Stiglitz, Thomas Sowell, Chris Anderson, Peter Sloterdijk, Gunter Dueck, Uwe Jean Heuser, Wolfgang Münchau and Hans-Werner Sinn.
For more details about previous award winners, please go to www.getAbstract.com/Bookaward.