Here’s the “longlist” for the 2009 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Apparently this list will get whittled down to a “shortlist” on September 17, and the “winner” will be announced at the end of October at a gala event in London.
- Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism by George A Akerlof, Robert J Shiller
- Clever: Leading Your Smartest, Most Creative People by Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones
- Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson
- Good Value: Reflections on Money, Morality and an Uncertain World by Stephen Green
- House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street By William D Cohan
- How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give in by Jim Collins
- Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation by Nandan Nilekani
- In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic by David Wessel
- Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed
- The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, the Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals by Frank Partnoy
- The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street by Justin Fox
- Supercorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
- This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff
- Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal, by Tristram Stuart
- Why Your World Is about to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization by Jeff Rubin
I have read only two of the books on the list (cf. items 5 and 11 above), so it looks like I have some catching up to do!
The ft.com article entitled “Reading into financial crises past, present and future” provides a useful synopsis of these books.