Last night FT Live hosted its first event in the FT Weekend Interview Series, featuring international bestselling authors of Freakonomics and Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. The authors were interviewed on stage by FT’s ‘Undercover Economist’ Tim Harford at London’s Cadogan Hall before an audience of 500.
The Financial Times today announces the launch of the 2014 Business Book of the Year Award, the tenth year of the acclaimed prize, in a new partnership with McKinsey & Company. For the first time, an additional award, the Bracken Bower Prize, will be given to a promising young writer with the best proposal for a book about an emerging business theme.
The Business Book of the Year Award – recognised as the leading business book award – highlights ground-breaking books which explore important business and economic issues. The Award is given to the book that the judges agree provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics. The winner will receive an award of £30,000, and shortlisted authors will receive £10,000 each.
The Financial Times expands its global video operations today with the launch of a new studio in New York. The full broadcast quality HD facility marks the beginning of a year-long increase in US-based video journalism.
The FT’s signature high-quality analysis on business, politics, and culture will now include three new regular video series: