How about shortlisting a book that hasn’t been written yet?
Posted by: Keir Graff
I don’t usually cover this award, but why not? The shortlist for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year has been released (by the Financial Times, natch):
The Age of Turbulence, by Alan Greenspan (Penguin)
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Random)
Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them, by Philippe Legrain (Princeton Univ.)
The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co., by William D. Cohan (Doubleday)
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, by Don Tapscott and Anthony D Williams (Portfolio)
Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future, by Iain Carson and Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran (Hachette/Twelve)
Most award lists tend to be populated with books that have been kicking around for at least a month or two, but the fast company at the Financial Times has included one book that’s barely a week old (The Age of Turbulence) and one (Zoom) that will be published next week. And they say businesspeople are obsessed with currency.