Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson

The former editor of Time magazine and CEO of CNN has written the seminal work on Einstein’s life and theory. He tells us Einstein bet his wife he’d win the Nobel Prize for his 1905 work and promised her the prize money in return for a divorce. ‘She takes a week to calculate the odds…and she takes the bet. He didn’t win until 1921 but he did give her the money and she bought three apartment buildings in Zurich.’

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The Best Business Books of 2023: the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award, recommended by Andrew Hill

If you like nonfiction books that will get you up to speed with what’s going on in the world, the Financial Times annual book prize is a great place to start. If you run a business, one or two useful books also feature. Andrew Hill, the newspaper’s senior business writer, talks us through the books that made the 2023 shortlist, from cobalt extraction in the Congo to how to manage the AI genie that’s out of the bottle and coming towards us at speed.

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