Best Business Books of the Year

By Jason Boog Comment

The shortlist for the annual Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award has been revealed. Below, we’ve collected links to free samples of all the nominees.

The winner will get a £30,000 (about $48,711) award, and the other authors will receive £10,000 (about $16,237). The winner will be unveiled at the award dinner on November 1st at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York.

If you want more books, we made similar literary mixtapes linking to free samples of the 2012 Man Booker Longlist, the Best Science Fiction of the Year the Believer Book Award nominees, the 2012 Orwell Prize shortlist, the LA Times Book Prize winners, and the Most Overlooked Books of 2011.

 Free Samples of the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award Shortlist

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty by 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 by John Coates (The Penguin Press, Fourth Estate)

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

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

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

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