In Search Of The Year's Best Business Book

The 'longlist' of nominees are out for this year's Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year.

The awards will take place in October at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Lord Mandelson, Britain's Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Congratulations to this year's longlist nominees. In September - the shortlist (the 6 finalists) will be released - but let's give a round of applause to those who are all in the running.

The FT/GS Business Book of the Year Long List Nominees are:

  • Animal Spirits by George A. Akerlof & Robert J. Shiller (Princeton University Press)
  • Clever by Rob Goffee & Gareth Jones (Harvard Business Press)
  • Free by Chris Anderson (Random House UK, Hyperion Books USA)
  • Good Value by Stephen Green (Penguin Press UK, Grove/Atlantic USA)
  • House of Cards by William D. Cohan (Penguin Press UK, Doubleday USA)
  • How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins (Random House UK, HarperCollins USA)
  • Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani (Allen Lane UK, Penguin USA)
  • In Fed We Trust by David Wessel (Crown Business)
  • Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed (Cornerstone, Random House UK, Penguin Press USA)
  • The Match King by Frank Partnoy (Profile Books UK, Public Affairs USA)
  • The Myth of the Rational Market by Justin Fox (HarperCollins)
  • SuperCorp by Rosabeth Moss Kanter (Profile Books UK, Random House USA)
  • This Time is Different by Carmen M. Reinhart & Kenneth S. Rogoff (Princeton University Press)
  • Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart (Penguin Press UK, WW Norton & Co USA )
  • Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller by Jeff Rubin (Virgin Books UK, Random House USA)

This year's overall winner will receive £30,000 and the other five shortlisted authors will each receive £5,000.

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