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15 Candidates For The Financial Times’ 2014 Business Book of the Year

The Financial Times announced the long list for its 10th annual business book of the year award. It’s a familiar list. 250 Words has featured several selections, including Creativity Inc. and GDP.  Walter Isaacson’s forthcoming book, The Innovators, is on our “Top 15 Business Books To Look For in Q3.” (The list also includes Ben Horowitz’ The Hard Thing About Hard Things, which is not listed below.)

“The judges of the award will select a shortlist of up to six finalists on September 24. The £30,000 prize will be awarded on November 11.”

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

1Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

2China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa by Howard W. French

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

3Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull & Amy Wallace

Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance

4Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia Angwin

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

5Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis

Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit

6Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit by Charles W. Calomiris & Stephen H. Haber

GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History

7GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History by Diane Coyle

Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch

8Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch by Nick Davies

House of Debt

9House of Debt by Atif Mian & Amir Sufi

Shredded: Inside RBS: The Bank that Broke Britain

10Shredded: Inside RBS: The Bank that Broke Britain by Ian Fraser

Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty

11Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty by Daniel Schulman

The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

12The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World by Russell Gold

The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business

13The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business by John Browne

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

14The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

15The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee

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