Special book display – FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2016

November 24, 2016 at 10:44 am Leave a comment


Please come and visit our special book display on the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2016

The Man Who Knew, a colourful and exhaustive biography of Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, is this year’s Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year.

Sebastian Mallaby, is the 12th winner of the £30,000 award, which goes to the “most compelling and enjoyable” title of the year.

“The Man Who Knew is an impressive work of scholarship,” Lionel Barber, editor of the FT and chair of the book award judges, said. “It’s a masterpiece of political economy and, above all, it’s a great and enjoyable read.”

Mr Mallaby’s 800-page book was published in October by Bloomsbury and Penguin Press, and was hailed as “exceptional” in an FT review. It came up against strong competition from five other shortlisted books tackling the world’s critical economic and management challenges — from the US productivity gap to persistent gender imbalances.

Each of the other shortlisted titles wins £10,000. They are:

  • The Rise and Fall of American Growth by economist Robert Gordon.
  • What Works, Iris Bohnet’s guide to how organisations can help offset unconscious bias against women and manage diversity.
  • Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott’s The 100-Year Life, on the threats and opportunities of growing longevity.
  • Makers and Takers, Rana Foroohar’s critique of the dominance of high finance.
  • Alibaba, Duncan Clark’s inside account of the rise of the Chinese internet company and its founder Jack Ma.


On display on the ground floor of the Doriot Library from Thursday 24 November to Sunday 4 December.

Entry filed under: Books @ Doriot.

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