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The year’s winner of the “FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2018” is Bad blood: secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Overview: The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end in the face of pressure and threats from the CEO and her lawyers. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen …
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The year’s winner of the “The FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2017” is Janesville by Amy Goldstein

Overview: “A gripping story of psychological defeat and resilience” (Bob Woodward, The Washington Post)—an intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class. This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in …
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The year’s winner of the “FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2016” is The man who knew: the life and time of Alan Greenspan by Sebastian Mallaby.

Overview: The definitive biography of the most important economic statesman of our time Sebastian Mallaby’s magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled access to his subject and his closest professional and personal intimates, brings into vivid focus the mysterious point where the government and the economy …
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The year’s winner of the “The FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2015” is Rise of the robots by Martin Ford.

Overview: Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making ‘good jobs’ obsolete: many paralegals, doctors, and ironically even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots. As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer jobs will be necessary. In terms of societal and economic upheaval, this is …
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The year’s winner of the “The FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2014” is Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

Overview: What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. …
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