August 7, 2014

News & Opinion: The FT Press/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Longlist

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 6:44 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

I speculated back in May when submissions opened for The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company 2014 Business Book of the Year Award that the books they looked at would be more focused on business nuts-and-bolts issues now that a consultancy firm (McKinsey) had taken over for an investment bank (Goldman Sachs) as the Financial Times' partner on the awards. I also thought they would not be announcing a longlist as they had in the past because it was not on their awards schedule. It seems I was wrong on both counts, because The Financial Times and McKinsey announced a longlist this morning, and the books on it are mostly big-picture books, not nut-and-bolts business and management books. That said, the list is very good, and any inquiring mind—business or otherwise—would be well served diving into the books on it. They are: We will keep you updated as they whittle down the list in September, and announce the overall winner at an awards dinner in London in November.