The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
In this brilliant book, an award-winning New York Times columnist explains how the flattening--i.e., connectedness--of the world happened at the dawn of the 21st century, what it means to the global economy, and how governments and societies must adapt.
Thomas L. Friedman has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at "The New York Times. "He is the author of two other bestselling books, From Beirut to Jerusalem," "winner of the National Book Award, and The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization,"" He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.
NEWS: The FT/Goldman Sachs Book Award, Now Accepting Submissions
Posted May 29, 2012, 2:39 PM with category of Publishing IndustryThe search is now on for the 2012 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year. From the official announcement: This annual Award, promoted by the Financial Times Limited and the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. aims to identify the book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics. Read more
NEWS: Revisiting Malcolm Gladwell
Posted December 14, 2011, 8:09 PM with category of General BusinessOne of the most fascinating trends to follow in business literature is the continual expansion of what a business book actually is. The parameters have widened significantly from the influential management and theory books of the 1980s. While there are still books made available each year on such practical matters as team building, developing a social media strategy, making a new hire, and sensible budgeting, there are also a great number of books that study decision-making from a neuroscience angle or theorize about how social and environmental influences affect human behavior. Read more
NEWS: The FT/Goldman Sachs Book Award Longlist
Posted August 19, 2011, 3:35 PM with category of Publishing IndustryUnderstandably (looking at the award sponsors), the FT/Goldman Sachs Book Award always tends more toward macroeconomics, high finance and big business. But they always seem to pick well, and I always find books I feel the need to revisit when they announce their list. Just in case you missed the announcement of the the award's longlist as I did, it is: Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius by Sylvia Nasar, Simon & Schuster No Angel: The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone by Tom Bower, Faber & Faber Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit V. Read more
NEWS: A Call For Submissions to the The FT/Goldman Sachs Book Awards
Posted May 10, 2011, 4:52 PM with category of Publishing IndustryThe call is on for submissions to the 2011 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. From the press release: Now in its seventh year, the award is firmly established as a feature of the business and publishing calendars. [. Read more
NEWS: Matthew May's Five Books That Defined the Decade
Posted January 14, 2010, 3:49 PM with category of General BusinessIn Pursuit of Elegance author Matthew May reads around 200 books a year. That means he's read approximately 2000 books since the year 2000. Of those, he has picked five that he feels defined the last decade, writing "these 'big idea' books stand out because not only did they help us better understand the world, they gave us a new lens through which to view it. Read more
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