August 9, 2016

News & Opinion: The 2016 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Longlist

By: Blyth Meier @ 12:30 PM – Filed under:

The Financial Times and McKinsey have released the longlist for their 2016 Business Book of the Year Award.

Since we are also in the business book award game (submissions open next week!), we keep close tabs on the other lists announced each year. And FT/McKinsey is always a great one, with so many necessary books in the lineup. The list for 2016 shines a light on Globalization. "Many examine the consequences, good and bad, of the economic convergence and technological change" that Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat identified eleven years ago as their inaugural Book of the Year.   

The complete longlist:

Age of Discovery by Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna

Alibaba by Duncan Clark

Bourgeois Equality by Deirdre McCloskey

Brazillionaires by Alex Cuadros

Chaos Monkeys by Antonio Garcia Martinez

Makers and Takers by Rana Foroohar

Success and Luck by Robert Frank

The 100-Year Life by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott

The Curse of Cash by Kenneth Rogoff

The Fix by Jonathan Tepperman

The Man Who Knew by Sebastian Mallaby

The Profiteers by Sally Denton

The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert Gordon

The Smartest Places on Earth by Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker

What Works by Iris Bohnet (Our review here)


You can read more about the list on We will update you here when the judges select the shortlist on September 7, so stay tuned.


About Blyth Meier

Blyth Meier joined us to lead our marketing department in 2015 after doing that work for the Milwaukee Film Festival for the previous five years. While she made good use her filmmaking degree at that job, here she returns to her first love—books. As an undergraduate English major at the University of North Dakota, Blyth’s favorite time of year was the annual Writers Conference, which brought many of her soon-to-be favorite authors to the remote Northern Prairie: Peter Matthiessen, August Wilson, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Natasha Trethewey, and Terry Tempest Williams. Blyth lives in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, where she gardens, cooks, takes photographs, makes films, and participates in a yearly 24-hour bike race. At 800-CEO-READ, she runs our social media accounts, writes for In the Books, and is the keeper of all our marketing spreadsheets.