24 September 2014: The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company today for the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Now in its tenth year, the award is an essential calendar fixture for authors and the global business community alike and recognises a title that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.
The winner will be announced at a dinner ceremony on 11 November in London, co-hosted by Lionel Barber and Dominic Barton. Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC will give the keynote speech. The winner of the Business Book of the Year Award 2014 will be awarded £30,000, and £10,000 will be awarded to each of the remaining shortlisted books.
Thomas Piketty, the notable French economist, is the author of the controversial yet acclaimed ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’. Now, Financial Times and Mckinsey’s 2014 Business Book of the Year Award has been awarded to Piketty for his outstanding in-depth coverage into the way capital is distributed to be in the modern age.