I was very pleased to have been awarded a 2010 McKinsey Award by Harvard Business Review for my article The Age of Customer Capitalism. Each year, for the past 52 years, a panel of judges has selected the top two articles of the year as winners of an award sponsored by McKinsey and Company. My article was awarded second place (to an excellent Clayt Christensen article).
I am doubly pleased about the award because the article summarizes the thesis of my new book Fixing the Game: Bubbles, Crashes and What Capitalism can Learn from the NFL, which is launching on May 3. The book takes on an important subject – why we keep having devastating bubbles & crashes – with what I hope readers find to be an entertaining analogy to the National Football League.
I was very pleased to get supportive words of praise for the book’s jacket from Paul Volcker, Jack Bogle, Arianna Huffington, Paul Tagliabue, Nandan Nilekani and Judy Samuelson. I was particularly pleased in that those were to only six that I asked to consider doing a cover blurb. They all said yes! Very nice of them.
I hope you read the article and the book and would welcome all comments.