Thomas Piketty won the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year for his book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Piketty earned a £30,000 (about $48,711) prize, and the other shortlisted authors received £10,000 (about $16,237).
According to the press release, “the book is an account of the historical evolution of inequality in advanced economies, presenting key economic and social patterns uncovered through an analysis of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century.” Follow this link to watch Piketty’s TED talk.
We’ve posted the entire short list below. Lionel Barber, an editor for the Financial Times, served as the chair for the judging panel. Other members of this group include Steve Coll, Steven Denning, Mohamed El-Erian, Herminia Ibarra, Rik Kirkland, and Shriti Vadera.