Business Book of the Year 2007
The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs prize - worth £30,000 to the winner - aims to identify the book that provides ”the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics”.
William Cohan admits to having mixed feelings about the ego-driven protagonists of ‘The Last Tycoons’, his book about the history of Lazard
The Last Tycoons, an account of the investment bank’s evolution, beats Greenspan‘s memoir-cum-sermon to FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award
This no-holds-barred account of the rise of Lazard Frères, the investment bank, is shortlisted for the 2007 Business Book award
The book, shortlisted for the 2007 Business Book award, reveals why we underestimate the risk of highly improbable events at our peril
The book relates how Big Oil and the world’s carmarkers are striving to meet the challenge of developing new fuels and technologies
The book, shortlisted for the 2007 Business Book award, explains how internet-based collaboration can be harnessed to produce even more innovative content, products and services
The former Fed chief gives a behind-the-scenes account of how the US economy was managed in the aftermath of 9/11
The book, shortlisted for the 2007 Business Book award, argues for freer migration, one of the most emotive topics in the political and business world
The contenders span across global economics, immigration, sustainable energy, high finance, internet-fuelled innovation and unforeseeable events
The shortlisted books are variously praised as captivating, elegant, startling and passionate, but also criticised as uneven and over-long
The FT asked top CEOs, academics and other experts for their choices. Their responses were as intriguing as they were broad
The complete list of choices and views, including those of the CEOs of General Electric, Sony, Philips, IBM, Dow Chemical and more
The experts have had their say – now it is your turn. From Adam Smith, to Peter Drucker, to Jim Collins, there are plenty of contenders to consider
The chief executive of ArcelorMittal, the steel group, will follow previous speakers Gordon Brown and Larry Summers at the FT/Goldman Sachs book awards
The cast of A-list business leaders is first rate. Each interviewee had only 20 minutes to summarise their views on leadership, in accordance with Leighton’s theory that it is in the first 20 minutes of a meeting that you unearth all the interesting material.
Rosemary Berkery of Merrill Lynch reviews Off-Ramps and On-Ramps, which examines workplace policies and practices that help women get back on track after a detour from their career paths because of personal responsibilities.
Companies looking to make crucial changes to their operations may find they are already holding the cards they need to play a winning hand
Award winner 2006
A “gripping” exploration of the economic and business implications of China’s breakneck growth, China Shakes the World, has won the 2006 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award.
Prizewinning author James Kynge is keen to dispel western fears about rapid Chinese expansion
Award winner 2005
Thomas Friedman is the winner of the inaugural FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Competition was fierce: vote in our poll for your favourite book
The World is Flat wins FT/Goldman Sachs business book prize