Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Longlist

Here’s the “longlist” for the 2009 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Apparently this list will get whittled down to a “shortlist” on September 17, and the “winner” will be announced at the end of October at a gala event in London.

  1. Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism by George A Akerlof, Robert J Shiller
  2. Clever: Leading Your Smartest, Most Creative People by Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones
  3. Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson
  4. Good Value: Reflections on Money, Morality and an Uncertain World by Stephen Green
  5. House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street By William D Cohan
  6. How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give in by Jim Collins
  7. Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation by Nandan Nilekani
  8. In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic by David Wessel
  9. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed
  10. The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, the Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals by Frank Partnoy
  11. The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street by Justin Fox
  12. Supercorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  13. This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff
  14. Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal, by Tristram Stuart
  15. Why Your World Is about to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization by Jeff Rubin

I have read only two of the books on the list (cf. items 5 and 11 below), so it looks like I have some catching up to do!

The ft.com article entitled “Reading into financial crises past, present and future” provides a useful synopsis of these books.

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