In conversation with the authors of this year’s greatest business books.

The 2016 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award was announced last night in London. Awarded annually since 2005, the prize is conferred upon the author whose book best provides insight into the issues and challenges facing contemporary business.

This year’s award went to Sebastian Mallaby for The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan, an in-depth consideration of the impact and legacy of the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States.

Mallaby, along with four of the other shortlisted finalists, joined us this week for a series of Heleo Conversations that tackle the difficult questions facing the business world today. To read the full conversations, follow the links below:

What Do Women’s Empowerment and Living to 100 Have in Common? A Huge Impact on the Future of Work


With Iris Bohnet, author of What Works: Gender Equality by Design, and Lynda Gratton, co-author of The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity.

An Insider’s Account of the Jack Ma Phenomenon: How Alibaba’s Founder Built His Following

With Andrew Hill, management editor for the Financial Times, and Duncan Clark, author of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built.

Can a Central Bank Ever Be Apolitical? From Greenspan and Nixon to Yellen and Trump


With Rana Foroohar, author of Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business and #BBYA16 award-winner Sebastian Mallaby.