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The Financial Times and its Business Book of the Year award

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I was as surprised as anyone when a panel of prominent judges earlier this month chose No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, by Sara Frier, of Bloomberg News, as the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year, so I ordered it.  The publisher, Simon & Schuster, was surprised, too: the book has not yet arrived. So I re-read FT staffer Hannah Murphy’s review from last April. The book sounds absorbing enough: how Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom agreed to sell his start-up for $1 billion over a backyard barbecue at Mark Zuckerberg’s house, then watched in distress as