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Financial Times And Goldman Sachs Business Book Of The Year Award
Financial Times
Financial Times
and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award is an annual award given to the best business book of the year as determined by the Financial Times
Financial Times
and McKinsey & Company. It aims to find the book that has 'the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues'.[1] The award was established in 2005 and is worth £30,000. Beginning in 2010, five short-listed authors each receive £10,000, previously it was £5,000.[2] The award's principal partner was Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs
from 2005–2013, when it was known as the " Financial Times
Financial Times
and Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs
Business Book of the Year Award"
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The Age Of Turbulence
The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World is a 2007 memoir written by former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan. Published on September 17, 2007, the book debuted at the top of the New York Times Bestseller list for hardcover nonfiction.[1] Penguin Press reportedly paid him an $8 million advance.[2]Contents1 Overview1.1 On free market capitalism 1.2 On presidential economic influence2 Reviews 3 References 4 External linksOverview[edit] The first half of The Age of Turbulence is an autobiographical chronology of Greenspan's life that shows readers the people and circumstances that helped shape and guide Greenspan—from hours of clarinet and saxophone practice to living-room philosophy with Ayn Rand. The second half of the book retells several major economic events (primarily within the United States) that have occurred over the past half century. It details his economic endeavors and personal observations while serving under various U.S
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
(Arabic: نسيم نقولا طالب‎, alternatively Nessim or Nissim, born 1960) is a Lebanese–American essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader, and risk analyst,[1] whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. His 2007 book The Black Swan was described in a review by The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times
as one of the twelve most influential books since World War II.[2] Taleb is an author and has been a professor at several universities, serving as Distinguished Professor
Professor
of Risk
Risk
Engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering since September 2008.[3][4][5][6][7] He has been co-editor-in-chief of the academic journal Risk
Risk
and Decision Analysis since September 2014
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The Box
The Box
The Box
may refer to:Contents1 In arts and entertainment1.1 In literature 1.2 In film 1.3 In television 1.4 Music1.4.1 Albums 1.4.2 Songs1.5 In radio2 Places 3 Other uses 4 See alsoIn arts and entertainment[edit] In literature[edit] The Box
The Box
(Grass book), autobiography of Günter Grass The Box
The Box
(Levinson book), nonfiction book by Marc LevinsonIn film[edit]The Box, a 1967 Oscar-winning short animation by Fred Wolf The Box
The Box
(2003 film), starring James Russo The Box
The Box
(2007 film), starring Gabrielle Union The Box
The Box
(2009 film), starring Cameron DiazIn television[edit]The box, British slang for a television set The Box
The Box
(UK and Ireland TV channel), a music video channel formerly known as Video Jukebox Network The Box
The Box
(U.S
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Frank Partnoy
Frank Partnoy is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and is the founding director of the Center on Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the complexities of modern finance and financial market regulation. He worked as a derivatives structurer at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley
and CS First Boston
CS First Boston
during the mid-1990s and wrote F.I.A.S.C.O.: Blood in the Water on Wall Street, a best-selling book about his experiences there. Since 1997, he has been a law professor at the University of San Diego, and an expert writing and speaking about markets to Congress, regulators, academics, and investors
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Alan Greenspan
Alan Greenspan
Alan Greenspan
KBE (/ˈælən ˈɡriːnspæn/; born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Chairman of the Federal Reserve
of the United States
United States
from 1987 to 2006. He currently works as a private adviser and provides consulting for firms through his company, Greenspan Associates LLC
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McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is an American worldwide management consulting firm. It conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis to evaluate management decisions across the public and private sectors. McKinsey publishes the McKinsey Quarterly since 1964, funds the McKinsey Global Institute research organization, publishes reports on management topics, and has authored many influential books on management. Its practices of confidentiality, influence on business practices, and corporate culture have experienced a polarizing reception. McKinsey was founded in 1926 by James O. McKinsey
James O. McKinsey
in order to apply accounting principles to management. McKinsey died in 1937, and the firm was restructured several times, with the modern-day McKinsey & Company emerging in 1939. Marvin Bower
Marvin Bower
is credited with establishing McKinsey's culture and practices in the 1930s based on the principles he experienced as a lawyer
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Stephen Green (banker)
Stephen Keith Green, Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint (born 7 November 1948) is a British Conservative politician, former Minister of State for Trade and Investment, former Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc, and Anglican priest.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career2.1 Minister of State for Trade and Investment 2.2 Aftermath3 Other3.1 Awards4 Personal life 5 Publications 6 References 7 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Stephen Green was born on 7 November 1948 to Dudley Keith Green and Dorothy Rosamund Mary Green (née Wickham).[1] After a private education at Lancing College, near his family home in Brighton, he attended Exeter College, Oxford obtaining a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) in 1966
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The Black Swan (Taleb Book)
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable is a book by the essayist, scholar, philosopher, and statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb, released April 17, 2007 by Random House. The book focuses on the extreme impact of certain kinds of rare and unpredictable events (outliers) and humans' tendency to find simplistic explanations for these events retrospectively. This theory has since become known as the black swan theory. The book also covers subjects relating to knowledge, aesthetics, and ways of life, and uses elements of fiction in making its points. The author frequently shares anecdotes from his own life to elaborate his theories. The book's first edition appeared in 2007 and was a commercial success. It spent 36 weeks on the New York Times
New York Times
best-seller list.[1] The second, expanded edition appeared in 2010
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Chris Anderson (writer)
Chris Anderson (born July 9, 1961)[2] is a British-American author and entrepreneur. He was with The Economist
The Economist
for seven years before joining WIRED magazine in 2001, where he was the editor-in-chief until 2012. He is known for his 2004 article entitled The Long Tail; which he later expanded into the 2006 book, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More.[3] He is the cofounder and current CEO of 3D Robotics, a drone manufacturing company.[4]Contents1 Life and work1.1 Early life 1.2 Career 1.3 Ventures2 Personal life 3 Works 4 References 5 External linksLife and work[edit] Early life[edit] Anderson was born in London
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Don Tapscott
Don Tapscott
Don Tapscott
(born June 1, 1947) is a Canadian business executive, author, consultant and speaker, who specializes in business strategy, organizational transformation and the role of technology in business and society. He is the CEO of The Tapscott Group, and was founder and chairman of the international think tank New Paradigm before its acquisition.[2]Contents1 Career 2 Early life and education 3 Awards and recognition 4 Bibliography 5 References 6 External linksCareer[edit] In 2012, Tapscott opened TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, where his talk, Four Principles for the Open World, was viewed online by more than 800,000 people.[3] Tapscott has authored or co-authored fifteen books on the application of technology in business and society. His 2006 book, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (2006), co-authored by Anthony D
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Wikinomics
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (ISBN 1591841380)[1] is a book by Don Tapscott
Don Tapscott
and Anthony D. Williams, first published in December 2006. It explores how some companies in the early 21st century have used mass collaboration and open-source technology, such as wikis, to be successful.Contents1 Concepts1.1 Central Concepts of Wikinomics
Wikinomics
in the Enterprise 1.2 Coase's Law2 Reception 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksConcepts[edit] According to Tapscott, Wikinomics
Wikinomics
is based on four ideas: Openness, Peering, Sharing, and Acting Globally. The use of mass collaboration in a business environment, in recent history, can be seen as an extension of the trend in business to outsource: externalize formerly internal business functions to other business entities
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William J. Bernstein
William J. Bernstein (born 1948) is an American financial theorist and neurologist. His research is in the field of modern portfolio theory and he has published books for individual investors who wish to manage their own equity portfolios.[1] He lives in Portland, Oregon. His bestselling books include The Birth of Plenty and A Splendid Exchange.Contents1 Biography 2 Bibliography 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Bernstein is a proponent of the equity or index allocation school of thought, believing that all equity selection strategies should be focused on allocating between asset classes, rather than selecting individual stocks and bonds, or from the timing of their sales. Bernstein's first book, The Intelligent Asset Allocator, makes this case in detail; his second book, The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio (McGraw-Hill, 2002; ISBN 0-07-138529-0), is aimed for those less comfortable with statistical thought
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Misha Glenny
Misha Glenny
Misha Glenny
(born 25 April 1958) is a multilingual British journalist, specialising in southeast Europe, global organised crime, and cybersecurity.Contents1 Biography 2 Personal life 3 Publications 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Glenny is the son of Juliet Mary Crum and Michael Glenny, the Russian studies academic.[1] Glenny described his ancestry as “three-quarters Anglo-Celtic and a quarter Jewish”.[2] He was educated at Magdalen College School in Oxford and studied at the University of Bristol
University of Bristol
and Prague's Charles University
Charles University
before becoming Central Europe
Central Europe
correspondent for The Guardian
The Guardian
and later the BBC. He specialised in reporting on the Yugoslav wars
Yugoslav wars
in the early 1990s that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia
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Lawrence Lessig
Lester Lawrence "Larry" Lessig III (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic, attorney, and political activist. He is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School
and the former director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.[1] Lessig was a candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States
United States
in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but withdrew before the primaries. Lessig is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications. In 2001, he founded Creative Commons, a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon and to share legally
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