Excerpts from FT Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year now live on FT.COM

Extracts from the six books shortlisted for the FT Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award are now available to read on FT.COM.

The six shortlisted books represent the best of contemporary business writing, with titles ranging from the bestselling official biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson to Michael J. Sandel’s analysis of the ethical dimensions of market-based thinking in What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.

The winning book will be announced at the award dinner on 1st November, co-hosted by Lionel Barber and Lloyd C. Blankfein, chairman and chief executive officer, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York. Jorma Ollila, chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and former chairman of Nokia, will give the keynote speech.

FT Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Shortlist

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson (Crown Business, Profile Books)

• The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk-taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust, John Coates (The Penguin Press, Fourth Estate)

• Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, Steve Coll (The Penguin Press, Allen Lane)

• Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster; Little, Brown)

• What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits Of Markets, Michael J. Sandel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Allen Lane)

• Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence, William L. Silber (Bloomsbury Press)

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