The 2012 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award Long List Announced

We are delighted to announce the long list for The 2012 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award #BBYA12, and offer our congratulations to the authors and publishers of the books included. Read the article on this year’s long list by the FT’s Management Editor Andrew Hill on

The short list will be announced mid-September, and the winner announced at a dinner in New York on 1st November. Further information is available on

The titles on the long list for the 2012 Award are:

• 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)

• Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the New World Order
   Philip Coggan (PublicAffairs, Allen Lane)

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

• Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
  Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler (Free Press)

• What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and China’s Modern
  Tom Doctoroff (Palgrave Macmillan)

• The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business
  Charles Duhigg (Cornerstone, William Heinemann)

• American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor
  Bryce G. Hoffman (Crown Business)

• Steve Jobs
   Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster; Little, Brown)

• The End of Leadership
  Barbara Kellerman (Harper Business)

• Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market and Wall Street’s Wildest
  Guy Lawson (Crown Business, Oneworld)

• Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion of Capitalism Abroad Will
  Change Business Everywhere
  Christopher Meyer and Julia Kirby (Harvard Business Review Press)

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

• Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles
   Ruchir Sharma (W W Norton, Allen Lane)

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

• A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of
  American Prosperity
  Luigi Zingales (Basic Books)