FT’s Business Books of the Year

Apparently the Financial Times operates on some sort of strange calendar system where August 31 is the year-end, because the paper has already put out its shortlist for business books of the year. Here are the six finalists:

THE WORLD IS FLAT, by Thomas Friedman

FREAKONOMICS, by Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner

THE TRAVELS OF A T-SHIRT, by Pietra Rivoli

DISNEYWAR, by James Stewart

THE SEARCH: How Google and its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business, by John Battelle

FAST SECOND: How Smart Companies Bypass Radical Innovation to Enter Dominate New Markets, By Constantinos C, Markides Paul Geroski

Among other things, what is interesting about the list is that two of the six books’ authors have active blogs (Battelle and Levitt/Dubner). What’s the over-under for the time until the majority of the books in a non-fiction list like this all have blogs?


  1. Business Books of the Year

    Paul Kedrosky points to the Financial Times’ list of six business books of the year. (Leave it to the Europeans to decide to end the year early.) I’ve read and enjoyed 3 of the 6 (The World is Flat, by