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Steve Jobs biography: Best business book of the year?

One year after Steve Jobs' death, his biography by Walter Isaacson is now a finalist for the annual Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award. The book came with Steve Jobs' full cooperation. 


Copies of the book 'Steve Jobs,' by Walter Isaacson are piled high at a book shop in Menlo Park, Calif.

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Steve Jobs' star power continues to shine in the publishing world even one year after his death. Walter Isaacson's authoritative biography of Apple's late founder, written with his full cooperation before his death, is one of six candidates in the eighth annual Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award.

The book is one of six selected by a distinguished panel of judges for its ability to provide compelling and enjoyable insights into modern business issues.

In addition to Isaacson's landmark work, "Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography" (Simon & Schuster, 2011), the finalists include "Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty" (Crown Business, 2012) by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson; and "The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk-Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust" (The Penguin Press, 2012) by John Coates.

Completing the list are "Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power" (The Penguin Press, 2012) by Steve Coll; "What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012) by Michael S. Sandel; and "Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence" (Bloomsbury Press), William L. Silber's study of the role played by Paul Volcker, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, in American economic history.


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