Business Book of the Year finalists named
Six heavyweight books that tackle head-on the world’s critical economic and management challenges — from the U.S. productivity gap to persistent gender imbalances — feature on the shortlist for 2016 business book of the year.
Andrew Hill of the Financial Times writes, “The finalists for the £30,000 prize include The Rise and Fall of American Growth by economist Robert Gordon, which takes issue with the idea that growth will continue unabated; and Sebastian Mallaby’s forthcoming biography of Alan Greenspan, The Man Who Knew.
“What Works, Iris Bohnet’s guide to how organisations can help offset unconscious bias against women and manage diversity, makes the shortlist, as does Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott’s The 100-Year Life, on the threats and opportunities of growing longevity.
“The list of finalists is rounded out by Makers and Takers, Rana Foroohar’s critique of the dominance of high finance; and Alibaba, Duncan Clark’s inside account of the rise of the Chinese internet company and its founder Jack Ma.
“‘Readers will find much to debate and many practical solutions,’ said Lionel Barber, editor of the FT and chair of the panel of judges.”
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