In: Economics, History

Company Portraits

How does a company come into being, how does it grow, how does it succeed or fail? Turn here for in-depth answers from insiders. Each company biography is a business world in microcosm; each one is an object lesson.


8 Book


Overcoming Doubts and Doubters
Kara Goldin
HarperCollins Leadership, 2020
8 Book

The Domino’s Story

How the Innovative Pizza Giant Used Technology to Deliver a Customer Experience Revolution (The Business Storybook Series)
Marcia Layton Turner
HarperCollins Leadership, 2020
9 Book


A People's History
David Hendy
Profile Books, 2022
8 Book

After Steve

How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul
Tripp Mickle
William Morrow, 2022
9 Book


A Startup Journey
Mike Evans
Legacy Lit, 2022
9 Book

The Founders

The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley
Jimmy Soni
Simon & Schuster, 2022
8 Article

RIP Goldman Sachs

When I started out at Goldman, it was the most feared firm on Wall Street. Those days are gone for good.
Bethany McLean
Business Insider UK, 2023
9 Book

Emotion By Design

Creative Leadership Lessons from a Life at Nike
Greg Hoffman
Twelve, 2022
9 Book

Lead from the Core

The 4 Principles for Profit and Prosperity
Jay Steinfeld
BenBella, 2021
8 Book

Still Broke

Walmart's Remarkable Transformation and the Limits of Socially Conscious Capitalism
Rick Wartzman
Public Affairs, 2022
9 Book


The Rise and Fall and Reinvention of a Global Icon (History of Computing)
James W. Cortada
MIT Press, 2019
9 Book

When Genius Failed

The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
Roger Lowenstein
Random House, 2000