Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry (Flatiron Books/Macmillan) by Globe and Mail journalists Jacquie McNish Sean Silcoff, is one of six non-fiction books shortlisted for this year’s £30,000 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.
Losing the Signal examines the rise and fall of the Waterloo, Ontario, tech innovator and its founders, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis. It was released in May and became a Canadian bestseller.
Other nominees include Stephen Witt’s How Music Got Free, Wall Street Journal reporter Nathaniel Popper’s bitcoin examination Digital Gold, and New America president and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family.
Each shortlisted author will receive £10,000. The winning book will be named at a ceremony in New York on Nov. 17.