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The 16th edition of strategy+business Best Business Books has been made available. Every year strategy+business (s+b) publishes an authoritative, carefully selected list of high quality business books across key business categories. This year’s list covers: Technology, Talent & Leadership, Narratives, Management, Marketing, Strategy, and Economy. It’s hard to make time to read and learn about the best business books available and this list is a source that helps tremendously. Here is s+b’s Top Shelf list, which are their picks for the best business books of 2016 in seven categories.

Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds, by Greg Milner

Talent and Leadership
Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

Famous Nathan: A Family Saga of Coney Island, the American Dream, and the Search for the Perfect Hot Dog , by Lloyd Handwerker and Gil Reavill

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, by Robert Cialdini

Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends, by Martin Lindstrom

The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected, by Yossi Sheffi

American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

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The shortlist for the 2016 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award has been announced. The prestigious award “recognises a work which provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.”

This year’s shortlist:

What Works: Gender Equality by Design by Iris Bohnet

Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built by Duncan Clark

Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business by Rana Foroohar

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War by Robert J. Gordon

The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott

The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan by Sebastian Mallaby

Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff have been named the winners of the National Business Book Award for their book, Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry. The award is co-sponsored by PwC and BMO Financial Group and is one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards.

“Losing the Signal is the riveting story of how BlackBerry engineered a spectacular technological upset of the twenty-first century. The company lost its way leading to the breakdown of one of the most successful partnerships in the history of Canadian business. The book sheds light on relationship between RIM’s founders, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, as the company evolved.”

The short list for this year’s National Business Book Award included:

  • John Stackhouse, Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution
  • William Watson, The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty

The long list for the National Business Book Award was announced on March 1, 2016 by co-sponsors PwC Canada and BMO Financial Group. A $30,000 prize will be awarded on April 21, 2016, to the author of the most outstanding Canadian business-related book published in 2015. Here is the long list:

Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff, Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

David Mulroney, Middle Power, Middle Kingdom: What Canadians Need to Know About China in the 21st Century, published by Allen Lane Canada (Penguin Random House Canada)

Jeff Rubin, The Carbon Bubble: What Happens to Us When it Bursts, published by Random House Canada

John Stackhouse, Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution, published by Random House Canada

Kirstine Stewart, Our Turn, published by Random House Canada

William Watson, The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty, published by The University of Toronto Press

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Marc Goodman’s Future Crimes is the Amazon editors’ pick for the best book of 2015 in Business & Investing. Here are 10 of the top 20 of editors’ picks in best-selling order:

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fearby Elizabeth Gilbert 

Rising Strongby Brené Brown

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Futureby Ashlee Vance

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Predictionby Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner 

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Fewby Robert B. Reich 

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, by General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell 

Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Leadby Laszlo Bock

Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family, by Anne-Marie Slaughter

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economicsby Richard H. Thaler 

Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Futureby Martin Ford

Financial Times has announced the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. The winner is The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment, by Martin Ford.

In the announcement, Dominic Barton,editor of the Financial Times and chair of the panel of judges, is quoted, “While no one can be certain how the future will unfold, this year’s winner delivers an important message: Companies and governments are racing into a world where both work and the work force will need to be radically redesigned.”

The Winners of the National Book Award were announced on November 18. There are four National Book Award categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. From the National Book Foundation: “The National Book Award is one of the nation’s most prestigious literary prizes and has a stellar record of identifying and rewarding quality writing.” Here is the winner, along with the finalists and longlist for nonfiction:


Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau/Penguin Random House)


  • Sally Mann, Hold Still (Little, Brown/Hachette Book Group)
  • Sy Montgomery, The Soul of an Octopus (Atria/Simon & Schuster)
  • Carla Power, If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran
    (Henry Holt and Company)
  • Tracy K. Smith, Ordinary Light (Alfred A. Knopf)


  • Cynthia Barnett, Rain (Crown Publishing Group/Penguin Random House)
  • Martha Hodes, Mourning Lincoln (Yale University Press)
  • Susanna Moore, Paradise of the Pacific (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Michael Paterniti, Love and Other Ways of Dying: Essays (The Dial Press/Penguin Random House)
  • Michael White, Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir (Persea Books)