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FT Business Book of the Year Award winner announced

In the UK, Martin Ford’s The Rise of the Robots (Oneworld) has won the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award worth £30,000 (AUD$64,300). ‘The book reflects growing anxiety in some quarters about the possible negative impact of automation on jobs, from manufacturing to professional services. The subtitle of its UK edition warns of “the threat of mass unemployment” and, in the US edition, foresees “a jobless future”,’ said the Financial Times. The six other finalists, each receiving £10,000 (AUD$21,400), were: Losing the Signal (Jacquie McNish & Sean Silcoff, Flatiron), Digital Gold (Nathaniel Popper, Penguin), How Music Got Free (Stephen Witt, Random House), Unfinished Business (Anne-Marie Slaughter, Random House US), and Misbehaving (Richard Thaler, W W Norton). The FT Business Book of the Year Award is presented annually to the book with ‘the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues’. For more information about the award, visit the Financial Times website here.


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