Business Insider Poll Reveals the Six Most Influential Business Books In 2013

Jenna Goudreau blogged her choices for the six shortlisted books for The Financial Times and the Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Among the six books one will be chosen as the most influential book of the year on 18th November.

This year’s distinguished judges comprised of corporate titans and business thought leaders. It includes, Steve Coll, Dean of the School of Journalism at Columbia University and a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine; Lynda Gratton, management professor at the London Business School; and Jorma Ollila, the chairman of Royal Dutch Shell. The books range from leadership topics to the digital revolution.

The following are the 6 shortlisted influential business books:

1.  “The Alchemists: Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers” By Neil Irwin

2.  “Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy” By Iain Martin

3. “Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think” By Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

4. “The Billionaire’s Apprentice: The Rise of The Indian-American Elite and The Fall of The Galleon Hedge Fund” By Anita Raghavan

5.  “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” By Sheryl Sandberg

6.  “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” By Brad Stone

Previous winners of the award included Thomas Friedman’s “The World is Flat” (2005), William D. Cohan’s “The Last Tycoons” (2007), and Raghuram Rajan’s “Fault Lines” (2010)

Read more details in Business Insider.

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