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.
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
Self help business books
Ones that are largely a selection of case stories with limited original content
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.
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.