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The BBLF CK Prahalad Best Book 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 - 2022.


Rating and Review period – From January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023


Genres not considered for selection for the best business book award: 


  1. Self-help books

  2. Books that are largely a compilation of case studies 

  3. Corporate hagiographies

The first round of selection involves a long list of 10 titles selected through the popular rating process. 


These titles received the highest rating and maximum reviews on the popular e-commerce platforms, Flipkart and Goodreads. 


The top 5 titles from this list form the shortlist. These titles, when sent to the jury for selecting the winner, have equal weightage. 


The jury is not told of the popular rating scores of these titles.


The jury usually comprises three members representing diverse fields.  


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 also 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 of 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. 


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


The Best Business Book Award methodology was developed by Rishabh Media Network in 2015.

It is copyrighted.

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