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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Friedman wins FT/Goldman Sachs prize

Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat, an exuberant account of the challenges and benefits of globalisation, has won the inaugural Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.Judges of the £30,000 prize, meeting on Monday at the FT’s headquarters in London, decided that Friedman’s book – a best-seller worldwide – provided “the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues” of any title published in English in the past year.

The award was launched earlier this year with the aim of picking out the year’s best books in the fields of business, finance, economics and management.

The other finalists were The Search, by John Battelle, the story of the rise of the internet search business Freakonomics, an exploration of everyday life through economic analysis, by Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner; Fast Second, by Constantinos Markides and the late Paul Geroski, which explains how companies can bypass innovation and still win; Pietra Rivoli’s examination of world markets, The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy; and DisneyWar, the inside story of intrigue at the Walt Disney Company under Michael Eisner, by James Stewart.

(Courtesy : Financial Times)


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