Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Longlist


This year marks the Financial Times’s (FT) 10th year of awarding the business book of the year. This year FT is partnering with McKinsey on the award. Here are the 16 contenders:

Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty

China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa, by Howard W. French

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, by Ed Catmull

Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, by Julia Angwin

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt (US title), by Michael Lewis

Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, by Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber

GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, by Diane Coyle

Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch, by Nick Davies

House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It From Happening Again, by Atif Mian and Amir Sufi

Shredded: Inside RBS, the Bank That Broke Britain, by Ian Fraser

Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty, by Daniel Schulman

The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World, by Russell Gold

The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out is Good Business, by John Browne

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, by Ben Horowitz

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee


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