Some of the biggest ongoing business stories of our time, from the personal and political effects of increased globalization to the confrontation of ingrained sexism in Silicon Valley, are reflected in this year’s list of best business books from McKinsey and the Financial Times.
Since 2005, McKinsey and FT have assembled an annual panel of experts to select the most insightful and well-written books in the genre.
This year’s panel includes FT editor Lionel Barber, Mozilla chairwoman Mitchell Baker, Allianz chief economic adviser Mohamed El-Erian, London Business School professor Herminia Ibarra, McKinsey director of publishing Rik Kirkland, University of Chicago Booth School of BusinessÂ professorÂ Randall Kroszner, economist Dambisa Moyo, and Santander chairwoman Shriti Vadera.
The panel chose 15 finalists earlier this year, narrowed it down to six semifinalists on Tuesday, and will announce the winner in November.
When she announced the semifinalists, McKinsey’s UK and Ireland managing partner Vivian Hunt said the selections, “really capture the extent of the economic and social disruption we face today, and highlight the big global challenges governments, business and society need to confront.”
Here are the six books in the running for best business book of 2017.