Shortlist unveiled for FT book of the year

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

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Alison Davis-Blake
Michigan’s Alison Davis-Blake on the Ross school and women on boards
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Dean’s column
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Should a company’s employees have a say in who manages them?
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Springsteen is saluted for integrating work and personal life

A hacker mindset for accelerated success

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Review: The Village Effect by Susan Pinker

A psychologist shows why the human factor is still important

Imperfect reality of Islamic finance

A book by a banker at the forefront of the industry

Review: Defying the Odds – The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs

Book offers insights into India’s tough paths to upward mobility

From hacking to fracking: 2014’s must-read titles

Controversy and battles of ideas set the tenor for the longlist

Review: Mental Illness at Work

A well-intentioned and practical guide to a stigmatised issue

A fly on the wall at a fund on the move

‘Money and Tough Love’ by Liaquat Ahamed paints an enjoyable portrait of the IMF

Sega vs Nintendo: Console Wars book review

A 1990s battle that could offer lessons for today’s smartphone makers

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