The Financial Times has announced the shortlist for their annual business book award, co-sponsored with Goldman Sachs. The have narrowed the field to six: The Alchemists: Thee Central Bankers and a World On Fire by Neil Irwin, The Penguin Press Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy by Iain Martin, Simon and Schuster (not yet released in the U. S.
- The Alchemists: Thee Central Bankers and a World On Fire by Neil Irwin, The Penguin Press
- Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy by Iain Martin, Simon and Schuster (not yet released in the U.S.)
- Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schnberger & Kenneth Cukier, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- The Billionaire's Apprentice: The Rise of The Indian-American Elite and The Fall of The Galleon Hedge Fund by Anita Raghavan, Business Plus
- Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf
- The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone, Little Brown and Company
The six finalists emerged from a longlist of 14 titles after an unusually bruising discussion among the seven judges of the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. [...] The robust discussion at the shortlist stage leaves the outcome of the annual competition harder to call than for many years. The award will be presented on November 18 to the book that provides the "most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues."We will update you on the overall winner when it is announced in November. Good luck to all.