I’m proud to announce that “Manulife: How Dominic D’Alessandro Built a Global Giant and Fought to Save It” has been shortlisted for the National Business Book Award. I’ve already won an NBBA in 1997 for “Who Killed Confederation Life?” so won’t win for Manulife because no author has ever won twice in the award’s 25-year history.
I am, however, in excellent company with the other nominees of books published in 2009: journalist John DeMont on coal, economist Wendy Dobson on the Asian economy, the memoirs of Buzz Hargrove and former CIBC economist Jeff Rubin on oil.
The award, which comes with a $20,000 prize donated by sponsors PricewaterhouseCoopers and BMO Financial Group, will be presented on June 9.
BTW, Manulife is now available as an e-book on Kobo.