Lewis, Isaacson, Piketty & Me

Big news for The Boom! The long list for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award is out — and The Boom is on it.

Here’s the competition. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis. Gulp. Capital in the Twenty First Century by Thomas Piketty. Yikes. A forthcoming Walter Isaacson book. Plus the Koch Brother book, Dragnet Nation by my former colleague Julia Angwin, and others. Great competition, but what the hell. Go big or go home.

I am chuffed Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a W8a946c8e-1d51-11e4-b927-00144feabdc0 Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty, Belknap P House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, an 3788af3a-1d5d-11e4-b927-00144feabdc0 Shredded: Inside RBS, the Bank that Broke Britain by Ian Fraser,and keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll make the short list and get a trip to London.

The full list of 16 books is here.

As the FT says, these are all “must read” books. Have you ordered yours?

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