Shortlist announced for annual Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book Award

‘Most compelling’ business book to be drawn from shortlist of six


The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs have announced the shortlist for their Business Book of the Year Award 2012, which aims to identify the most influential and compelling book on business issues of the year.

This year’s shortlist of six books features an emphasis on leadership and socio-economic issues, with a biography of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, and Why Nations Fail, a study of the economic performance of world nations by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson. The winner will be announced at the award dinner on 1st November at the Mandarin Hotel in New York. The winner will be awarded £30,000, with each of the remaining shortlisted authors due to receive £10,000. Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: “The quality of submissions this year was outstanding, and we therefore have a very powerful shortlist. It has a strong emphasis on leadership and broader institutional and political issues, reflecting the mood of the world today.”

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