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The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award


The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award (originally the FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year) was established in 2005 to reward books offering compelling and enjoyable insights into modern business.

The prize rewards the winner with £30,000 and £10,000 goes to each of the other shortlisted authors. A longlist is announced in August, a shortlist, usually of six books, in September and a winner in late October or November.

The inaugural winner was The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman; the book became a worldwide bestseller, although its sales were dwarfed by another book on the shortlist, Freakonomics, a title credited with kickstarting the market for business books aimed at the more general reader.

In 2011, Esther Duflo, co-author with Abhijit Banerjee of winning title, Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, became the first woman to win the prize.

The 2015 winner was The Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford. Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said, 'The Rise of the Robots is a tightly-written and deeply-researched addition to the public policy debate du jour and du demain. The judges didn’t agree with all of the conclusions, but were unanimous on the verdict and the impact of the book.'

The 2016 winner was The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan by Sebastian Mallaby.

 

2016 Shortlist

What Works: Gender Equality by Design
(Hardback)
Iris Bohnet
 
Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back and de-biasing minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Behavioral design offers a new...
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Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built
(Hardback)
Duncan Clark
 
Traces the founding of Alibaba, the world's second largest Internet company, by an English teacher from humble origins, drawing on interviews to explore how the company and Jack Ma have...
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Makers and Takers: The Rise of ...
(Hardback)
Rana Foroohar
 
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The Rise and Fall of American Growth:...
(Hardback)
Robert J. Gordon
 
In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor ...
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The 100-Year Life: Living and Working...
(Hardback)
Lynda Gratton; Andrew Scott
 
In this book, the authors show how living to 100 will have a profound effect on society and the economy, and result in a complete restructuring of everyone's professional and...
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The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times...
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Sebastian Mallaby
 
WINNER OF THE 2016 FT & McKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, this is the biography of one of the titans of financial history over the last fifty years...
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Previous winners

2015 The Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford

2014 Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

2013 The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone

2012 Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll

2011 Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

2010 Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy by Raghuram Rajan

2009 Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahmed

2008 When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change by Mohamed El-Erian

2007 The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co by William Cohan

2006 China Shakes the World: The Rise of a Hungry Nation by James Kynge

2005 The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Friedman

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