Business Books of The Decade
Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award is an annual award given to the best business book of the year as determined by the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company. It aims to find the book that has ‘the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues. The award was established in 2005. The award's principal partner was Goldman Sachs from 2005–2013, when it was known as the 'Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award'. The principal partner became McKinsey & Company beginning in 2014. Here is the list of winners of recent decade.

[Source:Financial Times]

Capital in the Twenty-First Century
" Business Book of the Year 2014 "
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, "Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns.
The Everything Store
" Business Book of the Year 2013 "
Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, giving readers the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon.
Private Empire
" Business Book of the Year 2012 "
In Private Empire Steve Coll investigates the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States, revealing the true extent of its power. Exxon Mobil’s annual revenues are larger than the economic activity in the great majority of countries. In many of the countries where it conducts business, Exxon Mobil’s sway over politics and security is greater than that of the United States embassy. In Washington, Exxon Mobil spends more money lobbying Congress and the White House than almost any other corporation. Yet despite its out sized influence, it is a black box.
Poor Economics
" Business Book of the Year 2011 "
Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In "Poor Economics," Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the "Wall Street Journal" called "marvelous, rewarding," the authors tell how the stress of living on less than 99 cents per day encourages the poor to make questionable decisions that feed--not fight--poverty.
Fault Lines
" Business Book of the Year 2010 "
Raghuram Rajan was one of the few economists who warned of the global financial crisis before it hit. Now, as the world struggles to recover, it's tempting to blame what happened on just a few greedy bankers who took irrational risks and left the rest of us to foot the bill. In Fault Lines, Rajan argues that serious flaws in the economy are also to blame, and warns that a potentially more devastating crisis awaits us if they aren't fixed.
Lords of Finance
" Business Book of the Year 2009 "
The current financial crisis has only one parallel: the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and subsequent Great Depression of the 1930s, which crippled the future of an entire generation and set the stage for the horrors of the Second World War. Yet the economic meltdown could have been avoided, had it not been for the decisions taken by a small number of central bankers. In Lords of Finance, we meet these men, the four bankers who truly broke the world.
When Markets Collide
" Business Book of the Year 2008 "
"When Markets Collide" is 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. While some have tended to view asset class mispricings as mere "noise," this compelling book shows why they are important signals of opportunities and risks that will shape the market for years to come.
The Last Tycoons
" Business Book of the Year 2007 "
Wall Street investment banks move trillions of dollars a year, make billions in fees, pay their executives in the tens of millions of dollars. But even among the most powerful firms, Lazard Frères & Co. stood apart. Discretion, secrecy, and subtle strategy were its weapons of choice. For more than a century, the mystique and reputation of the "Great Men" who worked there allowed the firm to garner unimaginable profits, social cachet, and out-sized influence in the halls of power. But in the mid-1980s, their titanic egos started getting in the way, and the Great Men of Lazard jeopardized all they had built.
China Shakes the World
" Business Book of the Year 2006 "
James Kynge's prizewinning book tells the story of a country's emergence from the inside out, how China has in 25 years changed beyond all recognition, becoming an industrial powerhouse for the world. He charts not only the extraordinary rise of the Chinese economy, but what the future holds as China begins to influence the world. This is the book for anyone who wants to understand this astonishing turn-round. On the eve of the British industrial revolution some 230 years ago, China accounted for one third of the global economy.
The World is Flat
" Business Book of the Year 2005 "
"The World Is Flat" is Thomas L. Friedman's account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightning-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never before--creating an explosion of wealth in India and China, and challenging the rest of us to run even faster just to stay in place. This updated and expanded edition features more than a hundred pages of fresh reporting and commentary, drawn from Friedman's travels around the world and across the American heartland--from anyplace where the flattening of the world is being felt.