Thomas Piketty Wins the 2014 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

By Maryann Yin Comment

CapitalThomas Piketty won the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year for his book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Piketty earned a £30,000 (about $48,711) prize, and the other shortlisted authors received £10,000 (about $16,237).

According to the press release, “the book is an account of the historical evolution of inequality in advanced economies, presenting key economic and social patterns uncovered through an analysis of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century.” Follow this link to watch Piketty’s TED talk.

We’ve posted the entire short list below. Lionel Barber, an editor for the Financial Times, served as the chair for the judging panel. Other members of this group include Steve CollSteven Denning, Mohamed El-ErianHerminia IbarraRik Kirkland, and Shriti Vadera.

Shortlist for the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year

Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

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

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

Creativity, Inc. Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace

Hack Attack: How the truth caught up with Rupert Murdoch by Nick Davies

House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again by Atif Mian & Amir Sufi

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