May 29, 2012
News & Opinion: The FT/Goldman Sachs Book Award, Now Accepting Submissions
This annual Award, promoted by the Financial Times Limited and the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. aims to identify the book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics. [...]You can submit your book online or download the complete set of rules and a printable submissions form (a pdf) from FT.com.
Submissions are invited from publishers or bona fide imprints based in any country.
This year’s awards ceremony and dinner will take place in New York on November 1st 2012. And, quite properly for an award partially sponsored by Goldman Sachs, the authors that make it that far will receive a very handsome sum of money.
The winner will receive an award of £30,000, and shortlisted authors will receive £10,000 each. A shortlist of up to 6 titles will be announced in early autumn, and the winner will be announced at an Award Dinner in New York on 1st November 2012.We've been following the award since they began handing it out in 2005. It's become a part of business book publishing calendar, and something we always look forward to. The list of books they've chosen is usually more big-picture, high-finance, and Wall Street-centric than what choose to highlight in our annual awards here at 800-CEO-READ (we tend to focus more on small business and entrepreneurship), but beginning with the choice of Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat in their inaugural year, they have always chosen very worthy candidates. The previous winners have been:
- Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee & Esther Duflo, PublicAffairs (2011)
- Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy by Raghuram G Rajan, Yale University Press (2010)
- Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed, Penguin Press (2009)
- When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change by Mohamed A El-Erian, McGraw-Hill (2008)
- The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co. by William D Cohan, Doubleday Books (2007)
- China Shakes the World: A Titan's Rise and Troubled Future—And the Challenge for America by James Kynge, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2006)
- The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman, Farrar Straus Giroux (2005)
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.