PwC’s jury panel for The Business Book of the Year in Russia award chaired by the renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist Ruben Vardanyan have drawn up the results of the fifth annual competition. Winners and prizes have been announced in three nominations.
“I can’t help mentioning that we are truly happy to see the growing interest to the Award,” admitted Igor Lotakov, PwC Russia’s Country Managing Partner. “This year 178 participation requests were submitted which is twice as much as last year. 23,574 users voted at Crowdspace (last year there were 6,000 fewer voters). PwC’s unique award was covered by over 4,000 publications in open media sources (six times more than last year). While last year six publishing houses contented for the prizes, this year there were eight.”
Nomination- and prize-winners comprised two books by Bombora and Alpina Publisher and three Olymp Business books which stormed all three places in the Best Book by a Foreign Author category. It is noteworthy that Olymp Business has been on a winning streak in this nomination for several years now.
All winning books got far more votes than the runners-up.
Here is how the usually scant on compliments Alexey Bobrovsky, Head of Economics Programme Service, Russia-24 TV, praised EKSMO’s A Billion-Dollar Start-Up: a Detailed Guide to Launching a Digital Business by Maxim Spiridonov, Vyacheslav Makovich, “A clear narration structure. As mentioned in the annotation, this book could really be used as a roadmap to implement a start-up project. Worthy of special mention are good business cases provided to illustrate the topic. To cut the long story short, this book could be useful, it is not a shame to have one on your bookshelf.”
Andrey Klepach, Deputy Chairman, Chief Economist, and Member of Management Board, VEB.RF, highlighted another winner, Olymp Business’s Bank 4.0: Banking Everywhere, Never at a Bank by Brett King, “Breaks down sophisticated processes in simple terms. A must-have for every businessman inquisitive about the essence of today’s finance notions and motions. The author depicts banking technologies from the business needs’ perspective guided by his own view on the future of money (e-coin, FinTech, etc.).” “I think it is the best book I’ve read over the last year,” agrees Oleg Bogdanov, Head of Economics, Kommersant FM radio. “A comprehensive approach to skim through today’s finance agenda.”
“I truly enjoyed reading many of these books,” Maksim Vasyukov, Deputy General Director for Media, RBC, admitted.
Which is a good thing, of course.
PwC decided to hold the award ceremony in autumn when, hopefully, the COVID-19 pandemic will subside, and social gatherings will be reinstated. We will notify you on the exact date later.
However, we can already hint that this year the ceremony will feature an additional prize from Ruben Vardanyan, the permanent Chairman of the Jury (Ruben wishes to keep the details about who and what for will receive the prize a secret till the very ceremony).
Giving a general account of PwC’s Business Book of the Year in Russia award, Mr. Vardanyan observed, “Over the last few months, confined with our families or even in the privacy of our own mind, many of us have rediscovered the value of books in our lives. I would like to reiterate that PwC’s idea to establish the annual Business Book of the Year in Russia award drawing together more readers, authors and publishers every year was brilliant. I am deeply touched by the honour of leading a wonderful team of experts for the fifth year straight. Together, we are doing something very important and fascinating, and I decided to celebrate this first anniversary by personally conferring a special prize for the best business book of the quinquennium.”
Note for the editor:
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