2008 Business Book Award
Mohamed El-Erian won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2008 for When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change.
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Mohamed El-Erian won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2008 for When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change, a timely alert to the fundamental changes taking place in today’s global economic and financial systems – and a call to action for investors who may fall victim to misinterpreting important signals, published by McGraw-Hill.
The Award was presented today at a Gala Dinner at the Plaza Hotel in New York by Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times, and Lloyd C Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. The keynote speaker was Samuel J. Palmisano, Chairman, CEO, and President of IBM. CNBC Anchor Maria Bartiromo co-hosted the evening.
The judging panel for the 2008 Award was:
Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times
Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Professor Niall Ferguson, Academic, Author and Financial Historian
Mario Monti, President of Bocconi University, Milan and Former Competition Commissioner of the European Union
Helen Alexander, Senior Adviser, Bain Capital, Non-Executive Director of Rolls Royce and Centrica and Vice President CBI
Sung-Joo Kim, Chairperson & CEO of Sungjoo Group and MCM Group
The shortlist included:
A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Has Shaped the World from Prehistory to the Present
William Bernstein (Atlantic Books)
Cold Steel: The Multi-billion-dollar Battle for a Global Industry
Tim Bouquet & Byron Ousey (Little Brown Book Group)
McMafia: Crime Without Frontiers
Misha Glenny (Random House)
Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy
Lawrence Lessig (The Penguin Press)
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Alice Schroeder (Bloomsbury Publishing)