August 19, 2011

News & Opinion: The FT/Goldman Sachs Book Award Longlist

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:35 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

Understandably (looking at the award sponsors), the FT/Goldman Sachs Book Award always tends more toward macroeconomics, high finance and big business. But they always seem to pick well, and I always find books I feel the need to revisit when they announce their list.

Just in case you missed the announcement of the the award's longlist as I did, it is:

FT's Andrew Hill writes of the list:
If there is a theme that links most of the 14 titles on the longlist for the 2011 Business Book of the Year Award it is their authors’ quest to work out how and why companies, governments and their leaders fail—and how not to go wrong in future.
Thomas Friedman has won the award before so it will be interesting to see if he moves on to the shortlist, which will be announced in September. The award's past winners are: We are currently accepting submissions for our awards. You can find the details and entry form at And for our past winners, head on over to our awards page.

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.