FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Longlist Announced

In News by Dennis Abrams

Fifteen titles have made the cut for the 2015 longlist of the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year, last year won by Brad Stone’s “The Everything Store.”

By Dennis Abrams

Business Book of the Year 2015While awards for literature garner most of the attention, other genres deserve love as well. And with that in mind, the longlist for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year (2015), given to the “book that is judged to have provided the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues” has been announced. The winner of the prize will receive a £30,000 prize; runners-up will be awarded £10,000.

Those books that made the cut are:

Black Horse Ride: The Inside Story of Lloyd’s and the Banking Crisis (Robson Press), Ivan Fallon

Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet (Princeton University Press), Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman

Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaire Trying to Reinvent Money (HarperCollins), Nathaniel Popper

Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping Our Future (HarperCollins), Ashlee Vance

Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and-Misuses-of History (Oxford University Press), Barry Eichengreen

How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Privacy (Viking), Stephen Richard Witt

Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time (HarperBusiness), Jeffrey Pfeffer

Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of Blackberry (Flatiron Books), Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics (W.W. Norton), Richard H. Thaler

Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception (Princeton University Press), George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller

Restart: The Last Chance for the Indian Economy (Vintage), Mihir S. Sharma

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction (Crown), Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner

The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World (Viking), Steve LeVine

The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future (Basic Books), Martin Ford

Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family (Penguin Random House), Anne-Marie Slaughter

About the Author

Dennis Abrams

Dennis Abrams is a contributing editor for Publishing Perspectives, responsible for news, children's publishing and media. He's also a restaurant critic, literary blogger, and the author of "The Play's The Thing," a complete YA guide to the plays of William Shakespeare published by Pentian, as well as more than 30 YA biographies and histories for Chelsea House publishers.