September 18, 2006
Jack Covert Selects: THE 2006 FINANCIAL TIMES AND GOLDMAN SACHS BOOK AWARD
The shortlist for the 2006 FT/Goldman Sachs book award has been announced. Here are the award criteria: THE MISSION "To identify the book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics." What I personally like about the mission statement is the use of the word enjoyable That term is missing from far too many business books. Here is the list in random order: The Long Tail by Chris Anderson published by Hyperion Review of The Long Tail by Steve Sherlock David Thomson's Review of The Long Tail Jack Covert Selects: The Long Tail Catherine Doyle's Review of The Long Tail BEA - Chris Anderson and The Long Tail The Long Tail Videos Kawasaki on The Long Tail Small Giants by Bo Burlingham published by Portfolio Bill and Bo on Small Giants Podcast from Bo Burlingham The Small Giants Ofiicial Book Site The Wal-Mart Effect by Charles Fishman published by Penguin Press A collection of various posts Charles Fishman/The Wal-Mart Effect Interview Where the book started in Fast Company December 2003 Fishman and a Washington Post write walk around Wal-Mart January 2006 story adapted from the book called "The Man Who Said No to Wal-Mart" China Shakes the World by James Kynge published by Houghton Mifflin Review from Challenge Forum A review from the last British governor of Hong Kong The Box by Marc Levinson published by Princeton University Press Jack Covert Selects -- The Box The Economist review What I have done is put all the content we have posted about these books so you can have all the information in one place. This is a superb list of very readable, extremely well written books that could change your outlook of the world. Read them.