Here is the 2012 Shortlist for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year as reported by CNBC’s Gloria McDonough-Taub:

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk-taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust, by John Coates

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, by Steve Coll

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, by Walter Isaacson

What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, by Michael J. Sandel

Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence, by William L. Silber