2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award recognises the book that "provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues".
Martin Ford's The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment saw off strong competition from a shortlist of titles that ranged in theme from the economic recession to technological disruption, to win the £30,000 prize. Each of the five runners-up received a cheque for £10,000.
Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times and chair of the panel of judges, said, "The Rise of the Robots is a tightly-written and deeply-researched addition to the public policy debate du jour and du demain. The judges didn't agree with all of the conclusions, but were unanimous on the verdict and the impact of the book."