Bent Flyvbjerg book shortlisted for prestigious prize
“How Big Things Get Done” written by VKR Professor at ITU Bent Flyvbjerg and author Dan Gardner, has been shortlisted for the Financial Times’ Business Book of the Year.
Earlier this year, VKR Professor at IT University of Copenhagen and mastermind of mega-projects Bent Flyvbjerg published the book How Big Things Get Done: The Surprising Factors Behind Every Successful Project, From Home Renovations to Space Exploration about the anatomy of project planning – from building bridges and tunnels to hosting the Olympics and implementing large-scale IT systems. Since its publication, the book has been met with universal praise, and now Bent Flyvbjerg can add another achievement to the list.
Along with 15 others, the book was recently shortlisted for the UK based business media outlet Financial Times’ prestigious Business Book of the Year award. Among the other contenders on the shortlist are Walter Isaacson’s Elon Musk, Rachel O’Dwyer’s Tokens – The Future of Money in the Age of the Platform, and Siddharth Karas Cobalt Red – How the blood of the Congo powers our lives.
Financial Times’ Business Book of the Year award was inaugurated in 2005 with the goal of recognising authors whose books provide the “most compelling and enjoyable” insight into today’s business issues including management, the future of work, climate, finance, and economics.
The prize sum is 30 000 pounds. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 4 December. Theis Duelund Jensen, Press Officer, tel: 2555 0447, email: email@example.com