The Financial Times and McKinsey
Business Book of the Year Award 2020 Shortlist
Established in 2005, the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award highlights ground-breaking works that offer compelling insights into modern business issues and economics.
The 2020 shortlist comprises half a dozen titles that explore a rich variety of topics, ranging from the threat of unemployment caused by new technologies to the irresistible rise of Instagram and an audacious attempt to recalibrate capitalism.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday 1 December.
An unflinching look at how capitalism is failing America’s white working class, Case and Deaton’s hugely important work uncovers alarming data on the rapid rise in suicides brought on by poverty and destitution and how this trend can be arrested.
The influencers and innovators of Instagram analysed in this penetrating account of how a simple photo app transformed business, culture and politics – and the cost we may end up paying for it.
Throwing out the business rule book with staggeringly successful results, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has pioneered a radically different approach to the work environment and, in this punchy, inspiring book, he reveals his game-changing philosophy.
Acknowledging both capitalism’s benefits and defects, Henderson posits a coherent methodology for combining economic growth and ethical responsibility in this perceptive volume.
Lepore tells the riveting story of the Simulmatics Corporation, a groundbreaking data harvesting company founded in the 1950s that pioneered the kind of targeted algorithms that Facebook, Google and Amazon like to think they invented.
An engaging manifesto for a near-future world in which Artificial Intelligence has created both untold prosperity and unemployment, Susskind’s thoughtful volume redefines the parameters of how humankind can live a life of meaning without the central goal of work.
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