The 15-book longlist for the £30,000 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award has been revealed, featuring five books from Penguin Random House.
Celebrating an author whose insights and influence in their book should be "likely to stand the test of time", the longlist was whittled down from 400 entries. The shortlist will be announced during a digital event on 23rd September before the winner is announced on 1st December.
PRH books to make the list are Samsung Rising: Inside the Secretive Company Conquering Tech by Geoffrey Cain (Virgin Books), No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention by Reed Hastings & Erin Meyer (WH Allen), No Filter: The Inside Story of How Instagram Transformed Business, Celebrity and our Culture by Sarah Frier (Random House Business), Reimagining Capitalism: How Business Can Save the World by Rebecca Henderson (Penguin Business) and A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond by Daniel Susskind (Allen Lane).
At Hachette UK there are nominations for two titles from John Murray's stables – Blood and Oil: Mohammed bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power by Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck and If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future by Jill Lepore – and one for The Bridge Street Press, the new literary imprint from Little, Brown Book Group, recognising Radical Uncertainty: Decision-Making for an Unknowable Future by Mervyn King & John Kay.
For HarperCollins, the list features Winning Now, Winning Later: How Companies Can Win in the Short Term While Investing for the Long Term by David M. Cote (HarperCollins Leadership) and Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History by Liam Vaughan (William Collins).
Also in with a chance are Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism by Anne Case & Angus Deaton (Princeton University Press), and Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace by Matthew Klein & Michael Pettis (Yale University Press).
There are also nods for Uncharted: How to Map the Future Together by Margaret Heffernan (Simon & Schuster), Money for Nothing: The South Sea Bubble & the Invention of Modern Capitalism by Thomas Levenson (Head of Zeus) and The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women by Linda Scott (Faber).
The winner of the prize receives £30,000 prize with shortlisted titles getting £10,000 each.