5 inspiring biographies of business leaders every entrepreneur must know


Books are the excellent source of motivation, a refinement of years of intelligence, a real friend, a motivator for the creative ability, furthermore a perfect guide for activity. Reading books is an essential propensity for inventors and trend-setters, and a standout amongst the most imperative blessings – parents and instructors can provide for the young ones.

In this article, we concentrate on a unique sort of books: motivating biographies of business leaders, business champions. These books yield bits of knowledge into individual and expert morals, qualities and viewpoints.

Many entrepreneurs read the incidental how-to business books; however some time a history of someone successful can be exactly what you require for inspiration and motivation.

Those characters reached what they dreamed… so why not you?

Read these books and get to know how they fulfilled their dreams and why they are inspiration for everyone.

1.    Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

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Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

                                                                                                                                                    — Steve Jobs

“Steve Jobs” is the approved self-titled life story book of Steve Jobs – an American pioneer of revolution of personal computer (1970), also Ex-CEO of Apple. The book was composed at the request of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, a previous official at CNN and Time.

In light of more than 40 meetings with Steve Jobs directed more than two years, meetings with more than one hundred relatives, companions, enemies, contenders, and associates- Walter was given “remarkable” access to Jobs’ life. Jobs is said to have insisted the individuals met to talk genuinely. He requested no influence over its content other than the book’s cover page. This book was published on October 24, 2011, by Simon & Schuster in the United States.

Walter recounts an inspiring story of an innovative business person reformed commercial industries: PCs, music, phones, animated films, and digital publishing. Steve Jobs remains as a definitive symbol of innovativeness whose inventions have driven America support its inventive edge.

2.    Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson

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“As much as you need a strong personality to build a business from scratch, you also must understand the art of delegation. I have to be good at helping people run the individual businesses, and I have to be willing to step back. The company must be set up so it can continue without me.”

                                        —Richard Branson

Richard Branson, he is an investor, an English businessman and a founder of London based Virgin Group which includes 400 companies and more.

Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way” – is the autobiography of Richard Branson comprising of more than 600 pages, published in 1998. It includes how his past experiences changed his later business. When he met with “specialists” who advised him not to enter the crowded field, Branson took after his gut, with his slogan,Oh, screw it. Let’s do it. Few of his companies are Virgin airlines, virgin records, mobiles and many more.

3.    Built from Scratch by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, with Bob Andelman

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“You want a formula for success? Take two Jews, who have just been fired, add an Irishman who just walked away from a bankruptcy and an Italian running a no-name investment banking firm.”

                                                                                                   — Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank

Built from Scratch: “How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew the Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion”– is the story of how two creative individuals and their partners brought up their business from nothing to 761 stores and $30 billion in deals in a simple a quarter century. The book tells numerous stories with The Home Depot’s establishing and fleeting ascent. It demonstrates that an organization can be developed contender and still keep up a high awareness of other’s expectations to the group; and gives awesome lessons valuable to individuals in any business, from new businesses to the Fortune 500.

4.    Wild company by Mel and Patricia Ziegler

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“The only asset we had was our own oblivion. That would keep us blissfully ignorant of the bewildering and arbitrary impediments that would entangle us until we became so embroiled that quitting was no longer a possibility.”

                                                                      — Mel Ziegler
Wild company:” The Untold Story of Banana Republic — Mel and his wife Patricia Ziegler thought of travelling the world, but they had no enough money to do. This book shows how these young pair with no business training manufactured a domain from military surplus apparel finds discarded from their goes to make” Banana Republic”. The pair co-founded it in 1978 and now it operates with over 600 stores all over the world.

5.    The Martha Rules by Stewart

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“Doing projects really gives people self-confidence. Nothing is better than taking pie out of the oven. What it does for you personally, and for your family’s idea of you, is something you can’t buy”

                                                      –Martha Stewart

Martha rules, consists of 10 rules- it is a guide for the startups to build, manage and grow their own business successfully.

Below are some of the rules in the book of Martha rules,

-Build your business success around something that you love – something that is inherently and endlessly interesting to you.

-Focus your attention and creativity on basic things, things that people need and want. Then look for ways to enlarge, improve and enhance your big idea.

-Create a business plan that allows you to stay true to your big idea but helps you focus on the details. Then remain flexible enough to zoom in our out on the vital aspects of your enterprise as your business grows.

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