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?