2013 National Business Book Award Finalists
This year’s book submissions demonstrated Canada’s talent in top-quality business writers. An independent jury evaluates eligible nominations based on five key criteria including originality, relevance, excellence of writing, thoroughness of research and depth of analysis.
Bernie Finkelstein, True North: A Life in the Music Business, published by McClelland & Stewart. Finkelstein, a producer, record-label owner and entrepreneur, recounts his personal story and shares his experiences as he built his career in the beginnings of the Canadian music business. This engaging memoir offers a vivid glimpse into the 1960s and early 1970s music and entertainment scene.
Chrystia Freeland, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, published by Doubleday Canada. Freeland, a journalist, editor and author, explores the economic divide that has emerged between the small number of extremely wealthy individuals and the rest of society. Bringing together the role of technology and globalization, she examines how the combination has created the greatest income gap of time.
Douglas Hunter, Double Double: How Tim Hortons Became a Canadian Way of Life One Cup at a Time, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Hunter, an author, chronicles the evolution of Tim Hortons, a franchise operation that has become a part of the Canadian landscape. He sheds light on how the company has evolved into one of the most respected consumer brands in Canada.
Amanda Lang, The Power of Why, published by Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Lang, senior business correspondent for CBC News, demonstrates the importance of curiosity and how asking the right questions can lead to creative thinking and innovation, and change in both our business and personal lives. Citing real-life examples of how Canadian companies and organizations have applied creativity to shift their focus, she raises thought-provoking questions encouraging readers to challenge the status-quo.