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Six most influential business books in 2014?

By September 29, 2014 No Comments

The six most influential business books in 2014 have been chosen as finalists in the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

Book CreativityDragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia AngwinBook machine age
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
Creativity, Inc. Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull
Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught up with Rupert Murdoch by Nick Davies
House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again by Atif Mian and Amir Sufi
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

Bit of an anticlimax actually. No Jim Collins / Stephen Covey style authors with their novel thinking. And no inspiring Steve Jobs style biographies with nuggets of inspiration.

Of the two that I’ve read:

The Second Machine Age provides an overview on globalisation and the Internet, and gives us a glimpse of where we’re heading – although no special insights for those of us who work in it every day.

And Creativity, Inc is really a story about Pixar, the animation company that made Toy Story (amongst other movies), with a few management tips thrown in.

Peter Wilkinson

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