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The 2017 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Shortlist

December 05, 2017


These are the eight books, which we deemed to be at the top in their category in 2017, remaining in the running to win this year's 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award.

Although it's never easy to cull our longlist of forty books down to eight, it is easy to celebrate the ones left. 

There is an existential question at the heart of each of the books on our shortlist this year. They include inquiries into our obsession with competition and economic growth, examinations of what we might be sacrificing in the pursuit of technological progress and corporate profits, and expositions on the underlying nature and process of innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship. Each, in the end, is also an affirmation of our humanity, and a reminder that we must bring our full, authentic selves to work to build businesses and economies that serve people.

The books on the shortlist for this year's 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year Award are: 

The previous winners of this award have been:

We will announce this year's overall winner of the 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year at our annual awards ceremony and business book industry celebration in New York City on Thursday, January 18th. Follow along here or subscribe to our weekly newsletter, The Keen Thinker, for updates.

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