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The Annual Award Selection Criteria

The BBLF CK Prahalad Best Book Award gives equal weightage to popular rating and jury rating. 

Published Period - Books published in the previous calendar year - 2021.

Rating and Review period - Upto July 31, 2022

Exemptions for selection 

  1. Self help business books

  2. Books that are largely a compilation of case stories 

  3. Corporate hagiographies

The first round involves shortlisting FIVE books that received the highest rating and reviews on popular ecommerce platforms, FlipKart and GoodReads. 

The shortlisted books are given to a jury comparing three business leaders in diverse fields. 

The jury does NOT know the popular rating scores of these books.

Selection Criteria for the Jury


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


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

Criteria two – How this book could be a game-changer, a major influencer on business/organizational theory, career, radical sales or marketing strategy, sustainability, among others.

Criteria three - How well is the book written - ease of reading, how engaging and unique is the style of writing​.

The book that gets the highest average of the scores from these criteria will be declared the winner.

In case of a tie, the jury's consensus is given top priority. 

In case the jury is divided, the majority opinion applies. 

This methodology has been developed by Rishabh Media Network

The award comprises a citation and a cash prize of Rs. One Lakh.

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