Business Biographies

Heroes or villains? Or something else? Gain insights from the stories, successes and failures of companies and their leaders.

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Straight Talk From a Business Rebel

Sam Zell

Portfolio, 2017

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Ayn Rand and the American Right

Jennifer Burns

Oxford UP, 2009

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How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History

William C. Rempel

Dey Street, 2017

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Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company

Bryce G. Hoffman

Crown, 2013

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And Why Some Companies Never Give In

Jim Collins

HarperCollins, 2009

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How the Rich Got Rich

Sam Wilkin

Little, Brown US, 2015

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An American Story

Amy Goldstein

Simon & Schuster, 2017

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From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market

Edward O. Thorp

Random House, 2017

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Leading a Great Enterprise Through Dramatic Change

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

Harper, 2003

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Political Leadership in the Modern Age

Archie Brown

Basic Books, 2014

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