Shortlist unveiled for FT book of the year

Bestseller by Thomas Piketty is one of six books in running for award

The Shortlist
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull 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 Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia Angwin

The judges 2014

Lionel Barber, FT editor, chairs our panel of experts. They are Steve Coll, Steven Denning, Mohamed El-Erian, Herminia Ibarra, Rik Kirkland, Shriti Vadera.

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Books we will need tomorrow

Experts in the fields of business, economics, academia and publishing look at the themes they think authors should tackle

Book Award 2014 opens for submissions

McKinsey, the management consultancy, is the new official partner of the Business Book of the Year Award. The award is now open for entries.


The winner of the £30,000 prize for the FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award will go to the book that is judged to have provided the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, with £10,000 awarded to each runner-up.

The prize will be awarded at a ceremony in London in November.

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Lionel Barber Lionel Barber, editor, Financial Times Steve CollSteve Coll, Columbia University
Steven Denning Steven Denning, General Atlantic LLC Mohamed El-ErianMohamed El-Erian, Allianz International
Herminia IbarraHerminia Ibarra, Insead Rik KirklandRik Kirkland, McKinsey & Company
Shriti VaderaShriti Vadera, Shriti Vadera Ltd

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