Best Business Biography Books: Read How They Built Their Empire

The Business Leader is confident, consistent, and creative in a company. He or she is able to start a new company and will invest all his/her energy into establishing it. Inspiration takes an entrepreneur to the next level of success. Here are some suggested best business biography books, which are written based on those giant business people who can make you aspire more in your life:

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography
Author: Karen Blumenthal
Published at: 14/02/2012
ISBN: 125001445X

Steve Jobs, a billionaire at age of 30, a man who became the emperor of the worlds of computing, music, filmmaking, design, smartphones, and much more only by following his dreams. A riveting biography, a finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award, on Steve Jobs is written by Karen Blumenthal. This book was a massive success and later translated into more than 10 languages.

"Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." ―Steve Jobs

Forever unpredictable Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out from college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, he co-founded Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack.

A person who was never near to be a perfect student dropped out from college, experimented drugs, starved for food, even changed his religion dreamed of a friendlier computing system. He worked passionately to follow his dream and that persistent passion made him the ultimate CEO of Apple Inc., a company currently worth more than 900 billion US dollars. Everything he touched with his magical hands turned to be the most desired products including Macintosh, iPhone, iTunes, iPod, and Macbook.

Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man while simultaneously exploring the evolution of computers. Framed by Jobs' inspirational Stanford commencement speech and illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world.

Praise for Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography:

“This is a smart book about a smart subject by a smart writer.” ―Booklist starred review

“Students who know Steve Jobs only through Apple's iTunes, iPhones, and iPads will have their eyes opened by this accessible and well-written biography.” ―VOYA

“An engaging and intimate portrait. Few biographies for young readers feel as relevant and current as this one does.” ―The Horn Book Magazine

“A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Blumenthal crafts an insightful, balanced portrait.” ―Publishers Weekly

Read more thrilling nonfiction by Karen Blumenthal:
Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History (A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist)
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
Tommy: The Gun That Changed America

It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, 10th Anniversary Edition
Author: D. Michael Abrashoff
Published at: 09/10/2012
ISBN: 145552302X

Other than the sobering fact that real lives are regularly at stake, running a navy ship is a lot like running a business: leaders of both must get the most out of their crews to operate at peak efficiency and complete the tasks at hand. As commander of the highly acclaimed USS Benfold, Captain D. Michael Abrashoff irrefutably demonstrated how progressive management can succeed at sea; in It's Your Ship, he translates his methods into an approach that can also be applied by land-bound captains of commerce and industry.

Describing "the ideas and techniques that I used to win my sailors' trust and, eventually, their enthusiastic commitment to our joint goal of making our ship the best in the fleet," Abrashoff cites embarrassing failures along with subsequent triumphs to illuminate the keys to his accomplished 20-month tenure aboard the guided missile destroyer. His suggestions: lead by example; listen aggressively; communicate purpose and meaning; create a climate of trust; look for results, not salutes; take calculated risks; go beyond standard procedure; build up your people; generate unity; and improve your people's quality of life. While hardly original on the surface, Abrashoff's course should provide practical direction and inspiration for any leader hoping for similarly positive results in similarly rigid organizations. --Howard Rothman

Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
Author: Richard Branson
Published at: 07/06/2011
ISBN: 0307720748

A fascinating and well-written business autobiography of one of the great business geniuses of our time, Richard Branson.

Richard Branson, a successful entrepreneur of hundreds of venture, diversified his line from airline business (Virgin Atlantic Airways) to cola (Virgin Cola), financial services to bridal wear business. Where the experts said, "Don't do it," Branson said, "Let's screw it." He found golden opportunities in markets in which customers have been underserved, where confusion reigns and the competition is complacent.

In this modern age where people are so stressed out trying to survive, Richard Branson gives us a new model: a dynamic, hardworking, successful entrepreneur who lives life to the fullest. Branson has written his own "rules" for success, creating a group of companies with a global presence, but no central headquarters, no management hierarchy, and minimal bureaucracy. Family, friends, fun, and adventure are equally important as business in his life. Losing My Virginity is a portrait of a productive, sane, balanced life, filled with rich and colorful stories, including:

- Crash-landing his hot-air balloon in the Algerian desert, yet remaining determined to have another go at being the first to circle the globe

- Signing the Sex Pistols, Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Boy George, and Phil Collins

- Fighting back when British Airways took on Virgin Atlantic and successfully suing this pillar of the British business establishment

- Swimming two miles to safety during a violent storm off the coast of Mexico

- Staging a rescue flight into Baghdad before the start of the Gulf War

And much more...

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Author: Alice Schroeder
Published at: 27/10/2009
ISBN: 0553384619
The personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as “The Oracle of Omaha”—for fans of the HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett

Here is the book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom.

Although the media track him constantly, Buffett himself has never told his full life story. His reality is private, especially by celebrity standards. Indeed, while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes, it goes only so far. Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker. At the same time, he became the world’s richest man, all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term “simple.”

When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen. Her writings on finance impressed him, and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style, no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy, which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life. Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write.

Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer’s questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates—opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowball makes immensely clear. Being human, his own life, like most lives, has been a mix of strengths and frailties. Yet notable though his wealth may be, Buffett’s legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people’s lives. This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the fascinating American success story of our time.

Praise for The Snowball

“Even people who don't care a whit about business will be intrigued by this portrait. . . . Schroeder, a former insurance-industry analyst, spent years interviewing Buffett, and the result is a side of the Oracle of Omaha that has rarely been seen.”Time

“Will mesmerize anyone interested in who Mr. Buffett is or how he got that way. The Snowball tells a fascinating story.”New York Times

“If the replication of any great achievement first requires knowledge of how it was done, then The Snowball, the most detailed glimpse inside Warren Buffett and his world that we likely will ever get, should become a Bible for capitalists.”Washington Post

“Riveting and encyclopedic.”Wall Street Journal

“A monumental biography . . . Schroeder got the best access yet of any Buffett biographer. . . . She deals out marvelously funny and poignant stories about Buffett and the conglomerate he runs, Berkshire Hathaway.”Forbes

“The most authoritative portrait of one of the most important American investors of our time.”Los Angeles Times

Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business
Author: Barbara Corcoran,Bruce Littlefield
Published at: 09/02/2011
ISBN: 1591844185

The true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran--and her best advice for anyone starting a business.

A story of a very common girl who left home at age of 20 to be with her boyfriend. She moved to New York City and were struggling in life. She already had changed twenty-two jobs. Then someday her boyfriend lends her $1000 and told to try her luck in real estate business. That is how the life of a multi-millionaire started. She currently worth US$ 80 million. She thinks some traits including persistence, visualizing big picture, risk tolerance, competitiveness helps an entrepreneur to build a good brand name.

Now Barbara is even more famous for the no-nonsense wisdom she offers to entrepreneurs on Shark Tank, ABC's hit reality TV show.

Shark Tales is down-to-earth, frank, and as heartwarming as it is smart. After reading it doesn't be surprised if you find yourself thinking, "If she can do it, so can I." Nothing would make Barbara happier.

Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a Beer or Two
Author: Jim Koch
Published at: 26/09/2017
ISBN: 125013501X

Are you an entrepreneur? Thinking of starting your own company? We are presenting the Bible to you: "Quench Your Own Thirst" -NATIONAL BESTSELLER and named a 2016 Best Book of the Year by Inc., Business Insider, Forbes, and Amazon

Starting a new business is hard. Starting a new brewery in Boston when everyone drinks Budweiser and Miller is almost impossible. Jim Koch, a third generation brewmaster did what many thoughts were impossible and fought his way from the bottom of the barrel to the “top” of the craft beer empire.

“Boston Beer’s Jim Koch offers readers a six-pack of wisdom.” – The Boston Globe

"Like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, and the other greats, Jim Koch's entrepreneurial journey is motivated by a deep commitment to making superb products and building a unique culture that reinforces innovation and risk-taking. This book tells a compelling story about how he did it. The lessons will be invaluable for anyone starting a business or building a career."
―Bill Hambrecht, co-founder of Hambrecht & Quist and chairman of WR Hambrecht + Co

Quench Your Own Thirst is a very smooth going book yet it covers everything from finding your own Yoda to Koch’s theory on how a piece of string can teach you the most important lesson you’ll ever learn about business. Koch also has surprising advice on sales, marketing, hiring, and company culture. His anecdotes, quirky musings, and bits of wisdom go far beyond brewing. A fun, engaging guide for building a career or launching a successful business, Quench Your Own Thirst is the key to the ultimate dream: being successful while doing what you love. So, are you quenching your own thirst – or someone else’s?

Bill Gates: The Life, Lessons & Rules For Success
Author: Influential Individuals
Published at: 04/08/2017
ISBN: 1522018557

William Henry Gates III, widely known as Bill Gates, is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, author of multiple books and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation along with Paul Allen. Bill Gates is the most influential and recognizable name in the technology industry to date. From 1995 to 2017, he held the Forbes title of the richest person in the world all but four of those years and held it consistently from March 2014–July 2017, with an estimated net worth of US $89.9 billion as of October 2017. Some of his greatest moments arose on this journey to success and through studying his journey; it can help us better walk our own path. This book will take you through his successes, failures and learnable moments providing the key principles we can incorporate into our own lives for big results.

This book takes a look at tremendously talented and passionate about Bill Gates's life. From early beginnings in Seattle to become the richest man in the world and beyond. We take a look at his first taste of failure with his initial business venture, following on with his major successes and failures along the way. The aim of this book is to be educational and inspirational with actionable principles you can incorporate into your own life straight from the great man himself.

*INCLUDING* 50 Greatest Quotes, 20 Little Known Facts & 15 of Bill Gates Principles for Success!

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