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.


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Summaries

The Inside Story of Instagram

Sarah Frier

Simon & Schuster, 2020

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Crafting Business on Your Own Terms

Jaime Schmidt

Chronicle Books, 2020

R 8
Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination

Adam Lashinsky

Portfolio, 2017

9
How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion

Bob Andelman et al.

Currency, 2001

R 9
Lessons Learned from the Bridge to the Corner Office

VADM Cutler Dawson USN (Ret) and Taylor Baldwin Kiland

Naval Institute, 2019

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The Inside Story

Steven Levy

Blue Rider Press, 2020

R 8
How Companies Can Succeed in the Short Term While Investing for the Long Term

David Cote

HarperCollins Leadership, 2020

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An American Story

Amy Goldstein

Simon & Schuster, 2017

9
How Ken Allen turned DHL from a failing company into a global success story

Ken Allen

Ebury Press, 2019

8
The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

Yvon Chouinard

Penguin Press, 2016

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