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.

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Undaunted

Overcoming Doubts and Doubters
Kara Goldin
HarperCollins Leadership, 2020
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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
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Lead from the Core

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

IBM

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

Pappyland

A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last
Wright Thompson
Penguin Press, 2020
8 Book

Becoming Trader Joe

How I Did Business My Way and Still Beat the Big Guys
Joe Coulombe and Patty Civalleri
HarperCollins Leadership, 2021
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The Founders

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

How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future
Jill Lepore
Liveright, 2020
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Arthur Blank
William Morrow, 2020
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No Filter

The Inside Story of Instagram
Sarah Frier
Simon & Schuster, 2020