September 15, 2011
News & Opinion: The FT/Goldman Sachs Book of the Year Shortlist
- Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, Public Affairs
- Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar by Barry Eichengreen, Oxford University Press
- Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier by Edward L. Glaeser, The Penguin Press
- Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril by Margaret Heffernan, Walker & Company
- Good Strategy, Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters by Richard Rumelt, Crown Business
- The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin, The Penguin Press
Andrew Hill of The Financial Times writes of this year's selections:
The judges have shifted the focus away from the financial crisis with a diverse shortlist ... The six finalists, which address future challenges in areas from energy security to global poverty to urban development, edged out a handful of longlisted books that tackle the crisis head-on.
To see who missed the cut, check out this year's longlist. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony and dinner in London on November 3. We'll keep you updated here.
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.