FT and McKinsey name short list for Business Book of the Year

FT and McKinsey name short list for Business Book of the Year

From more than 400 entries, Financial Times journalists have helped select a longlist of 15 titles, from which the panel of judges will winnow a shortlist of six, to be announced on Sept. 23.

Andrew Hill of the FT writes, “Books specifically about the impact of coronavirus are likely to land only in time for the 2021 prize. But there are a few in this year’s selection that should help readers prepare for a Covid-shaped world.

“Among them are Margaret Heffernan’s Uncharted and Mervyn King and John Kay’s Radical Uncertainty, both of which take issue with the spurious precision of current forecasting methods.

“Rebecca Henderson’s Reimagining Capitalism addresses the climate emergency, but her solutions — notably the need for a collaborative compact between government, society and purpose-led businesses — look relevant as economies emerge from the acute phase of the Covid-19 crisis.”

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