Dintre cele 262 de carti nominalizate initial in topul „Business Book of the Year”, au fost desemnate 16 semifinaliste.

Acesta este al optulea an consecutiv in care va fi desemnata cartea care ofera cea mai cuprinzatoare imagine asupra mediului de afaceri modern.

Lista finalistilor va fi alcatuita dupa o sesiune de jurizare care va avea loc in luna septembrie. Marele castigator va fi anuntat in urma unui dineu, la New York, pe 1 noiembrie.

Fiecare finalist va primi cate un premiu in valoare de 10.000 de lire sterline, iar castigatorul - 30.000 de lire sterline.

Printre membrii juriului se regasesc Lionel Barber, editor la Financial Times; Vindi Banga, reprezentant al Clayton Dubilier & Rice; Lynda Gratton de la London Business School; Douglas Holtz-Eakin de la American Action Forum; Arthur Levitt, fostul presedinte SEC si Jorma Ollila de la Royal Dutch Shell.

Premiul a mai fost castigat in 2011 de „Poor Economics”, lucrarea lui Abhijit Banerjeeand Esther Duflo; in 2010 de „Fault Lines” – scrisa de Raghuram Rajan; 2009 - "Lords of Finance", celebra opera a lui Liaquat Ahamed sau 2008 – „When Markets Collide", de Mohamed El-Erian.

Seria premiantilor a fost inceputa de Thomas Friedman, in 2005 cu celebra lucrare „The World is Flat”.

Lista cartilor finaliste: "Business Book of the Year 2012"

"Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think", de Peter Diamandis si Steven Kotler

"American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company", de Bryce G. Hoffman

"Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles", de Ruchir Sharma

"A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity", de Luigi Zingales

"The End of Leadership", de Barbara Kellerman

"The Hour Between Dog And Wolf: Risk-taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust", de John Coates

Citeste si:

"Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market and Wall Street's Wildest Con", de Guy Lawson

"Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the New World Order", de Philip Coggan

"The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business", de Charles Duhigg

"Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power", de Steve Coll

"Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion of Capitalism Abroad Will Change Business Everywhere", de Christopher Meyer si Julia Kirby

"Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography", de Walter Isaacson

"Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence", de William L Silber

"What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and China’s Modern Consumer", de Tom Doctoroff

"What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits Of Markets", de Michael J Sandel

"Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty", de Daron Acemoglu si James A Robinson