BBLF CK Prahalad Best

Business Book Award

 

This annual award was instituted in 2017 in memory of late management guru Professor CK Prahalad. It recognizes and rewards the most original, impactful and thought-provoking business books written by Indian authors.

Shortlist 2020

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Bridgital Nation - Solving Technology's
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The CEO Factory - Management Lessons fro
Big Billion Startup - The Untold Flipkar

Jury

Rishikesh Krishnan

Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan

Author, Director, IIM Bangalore
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Manish Sabharwal

Chairman, TeamLease Services
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Narayan Ramachandran

Writer, social entrepreneur, columnist 

Winners

 

2020

2019

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Big Billion Startup - The Untold Flipkar

2018

Subroto Bagchi
Sell Book
 

Shortlist 2019

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No shortcuts
are you the leder you want to be
the made in inida manager
dont startup

Jury 2019

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Harish Bijoor

CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults

Rishikesh Krishnan

Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan

Author, Faculty, IIM Bangalore

Shortlist 2018

 
Sell Book
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God's own kitchen

Jury 2018

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Harish Bijoor

CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults

 

Priya Chetty Rajagopal

Priya Chetty-Rajagopal

Founder, Multiversal Advisory

 

Shortlist Methodology

Process 1

The books selected are those published between January 1, 2018 to 31 Dec 2018.

We shortlisted 25 books based on reader rating and reviews

Of these the shortlisted 5 got highest average rating on Amazon, Goodreads and Flipkart for a period up to July 30, 2019 and highest number of reviews on the same platforms.

Books that are not included in the selection process

  1. Self help business books

  2. Ones that are largely a selection of case stories with limited original content

  3. Corporate hagiographies

  4. Books on macro-economics

Selection Process 2 – by the Jury

 

All the 5 books now have equal points when we begin the selection process

 

2. This is to eliminate biases, author’s popularity and a vast difference in marketing spend.

On a score of 1 to 5 (1 minimum – 5 maximum), the jury gives points based on each of the following two criteria. (Even decimals are used)

 

Criteria one – How original is the theme of the book?

 

Criteria two – How this book could be a game-changer, a major influencer, how inspiring is the story to its readers, how useful is the content of the book to its readers.

The book that gets the highest average of the scores from the two criteria is taken to declare the winner. 

 

This methodology is developed internally.

 

The award criteria/methodology was validated by Kantar IMRB for 2018 and 2019 award process. 

 

The award comprises a citation and a cash prize of Rs. One Lakh, sponsored by CK Prahalad’s family.

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Acknowledgement

The BBLF team acknowledges the contribution of the following people to the process of instituting the BBLF CK Prahalad Best Business Book Award.

S Visvanathan, Senior Executive Director (South), Kantar IMRB, for his help in finalising the selection methodology.

Sangeeta Mansur for her sharp insights on the selection criterion.

Debarati Ghosh for painstakingly shortlisting the books under the popular criteria.

The BBLF team is grateful to the Jury for their time.

 

 

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