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Free Samples from Business Book of the Year Shortlist

Need a good business book? Today the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs unveiled the shortlist for the annual Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.

Below, we’ve provided links to free samples of all the books on the shortlist for your reading pleasure. Visit our book mixtapes section to see more free samples of other award-winning books.

Here’s more about the prize: “The judges will meet again on November 3 in London to decide on a final winner of the prize. The winner of the award will receive £30,000, while the prize money for the other shortlisted authors is £10,000 each.”

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo (Perseus Books, Public Affairs, USA)

Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar
Barry Eichengreen (Oxford University Press, UK)

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier
Edward L. Glaeser (The Penguin Press, USA; Macmillan, UK)

Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril
Margaret Heffernan (Walker & Co, USA; Simon & Schuster, UK)

Good Strategy, Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters
Richard Rumelt (Crown Business, USA; Profile, UK)

The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
Daniel Yergin (The Penguin Press, USA; Allen Lane, UK)

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