FT/McKinsey announce finalists for Business Book of the Year
Books about the future of work, corporate culture, technology and the US economy feature among the six finalists for Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year, reports Andrew Hill of the Financial Times.
Hill reports, “The finalists are:
“Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, by Anne Case and Angus Deaton, which is based on the authors’ findings about the rising mortality rate among white non-college-educated Americans;
“If Then, Jill Lepore’s history of the Simulmatics Corporation, founded in 1959, whose legacy can be detected today in the work of companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook;
“No Filter, by Sarah Frier, about what happened after Facebook bought its rival picture-based social networking site Instagram in 2012;
“No Rules Rules, by Reed Hastings, founder of Netflix, and Erin Meyer, who explain and analyse the media group’s radical culture;
“Reimagining Capitalism, by Rebecca Henderson, about the climate emergency and how government, society and purpose-led businesses should tackle it;
“A World Without Work, Daniel Susskind’s analysis of the future of work and what to do when machines make human work obsolete.
“Roula Khalaf, Financial Times editor and chair of judges, said the list emerged following a ‘robust debate’ about a ‘particularly strong field’. The longlist consisted of 15 titles, itself distilled from more than 400 entries.”
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