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FT announces Business Book of the Year shortlist

September 22, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Financial Times published the shortlist Thursday for the 2022 Business Book of the Year Award.

Now in its 18th year, the award is a fixture for authors, publishers and the global business community. Each year it recognizes a book which provides the “most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.”

This year’s shortlisted books, selected by the eight distinguished judges are:

  • “Dead in the Water: Murder and Fraud in the World’s Most Secretive Industry,” by Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel, Atlantic Books (UK), Portfolio (US)
  • “Influence Empire: The Story of Tencent and China’s Tech Ambition,” by Lulu Chen, Hodder & Stoughton, (UK and US)
  • “The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era,” by Gary Gerstle, Oxford University Press (UK and US)
  • “The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Art of Disruption,” by Sebastian Mallaby, Allen Lane (UK), Penguin Press (US)
  • “Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology,” by Chris Miller, Simon & Schuster (UK), Scribner (US)
  • “Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century,” by Helen Thompson, Oxford University Press (UK and US)

“Our finalists have tackled some of the toughest and most important issues facing global capitalism, from the energy crisis to semiconductor supply to technology investment,” said Roula Khalaf, editor of the Financial Times, in a statement. “They have done so in compelling and enjoyable prose, based on deep knowledge and extensive investigation.”

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