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.
NEWS & OPINION: The FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year
Posted November 23, 2015, 10:26 AM with category of Leadership & ManagementMartin Ford takes home the prize for The Rise of the Robots, a look at the human and economic implications of rising technology. Read more
NEWS & OPINION: The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company 2014 Business Book of the Year Award
Posted May 21, 2014, 7:46 PM with category of General BusinessThere has been a shake up around one of the major business book awards given every year, with McKinsey & Company taking the place of Goldman Sachs as the partner of the Financial Times for the tenth year of their prestigious award. Submissions have been open since last month, and they officially announced the launch of the 2014 Business Book of the Year Award yesterday. Also a first this year, they have announced an additional award—the Bracken Bower Prize—which "will be given to a promising young writer with the best proposal for a book about an emerging business theme. Read more
NEWS & OPINION: 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 & OPINION: 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 & OPINION: 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
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