Historical Figures

While you can absorb a lot of information from reading theories, practical examples will help you understand those theories. Meet some interesting personalities, learn lessons from their lives and adopt some of their characteristics to help you become more successful.

Summaries

Viktor E. Frankl

Beacon Press, 2006

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Ayn Rand and the American Right

Jennifer Burns

Oxford UP, 2009

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The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Simon & Schuster, 2012

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The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Little, Brown US, 2000

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Benjamin Franklin

Touchstone, 2003

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A Life

Hugh Brogan

Yale UP, 2008

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Strategic Lessons for Corporate Warfare

Alan Axelrod

Prentice Hall Press, 2001

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Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership

Laurie Beth Jones

Hyperion, 1995

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It is an industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google – and it was created by one of Britain’s most notorious tycoons: Robert Maxwell.

Stephen Buranyi

The Guardian, 2017

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