In September 2012, a YouGov poll conducted in Britain found that the person British workers would most like as their manager was Sir Richard Branson. With over 40 years in business, Richard Branson is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects and an iconic business leader. In The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead, Richard shares and distils his secrets of leadership and success.
"the coolest person I've never met"
Warren Buffett remains one of the most sought-after and watched figures in business today. He has become a billionaire and investment sage by buying chunks of companies and holding onto them, managing them as businesses, and eventually reaping huge profits for himself and investors in Berkshire Hathaway. The first two editions of The Warren Buffett Way gave investors their first in-depth look at the innovative investment and business strategies behind the spectacular success of living legend Warren E. Buffett.
"A must listen/read"
In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.
"loved this book, narration was wonderful."
In just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. Alibaba's $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the largest global IPO ever. A Rockefeller of his age who is courted by CEOs and presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China's booming private sector.
"Good, solid business biography"
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, read by Sarah Jes Austell. The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn't fashion. It was a stolen book. At age 17 she was a dumpster-diving, shoplifting anarchist. By 29 she was the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, a $100 million-plus fashion empire. Filled with brazen wake-up calls ("You are not a special snowflake"), frank observations ("Failure is your invention"), and behind-the-scenes stories....
"A book to remember"
Losing My Virginity is an amazing memoir, a definitive business guide and an inspirational story that reveals Sir Richard's unique philosophy on business, the Virgin brand and life.
In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.
"A book every entrepreneur/CEO/ and employee should read"
Jim Paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all - his fortune, his reputation, and his job - in one fatal attack of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, Paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in several economic sectors.
Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it.
"No. 1 Best seller for a reason"
The long-awaited follow-up to the global best-seller Liar's Poker, The Big Short tells a story of spectacular, epic folly. It has taken the world's greatest financial meltdown to bring Michael Lewis back to the subject that made him famous. His international best seller Liar's Poker exposed the greed and carnage of the City and Wall Street in the 1980s; he wrote it as a cautionary tale, but people seem to have read it as a how-to guide. Now, he wants to settle accounts.
"Great characters for non fiction"
Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old, and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? What could possibly go wrong?
"A Great Insight to A Juvenile & Toxic World"
Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s exceptionally rich trove of papers. A landmark publication full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Born the son of a flamboyant, bigamous snake-oil salesman and a pious, straitlaced mother, Rockefeller rose from rustic origins to become the world’s richest man by creating America’s most powerful and feared monopoly, Standard Oil. Branded "the Octopus" by legions of muckrakers, the trust refined and marketed nearly 90 percent of the oil produced in America.
"Amazing story of rags to icon"
Stock market multimillionaire at 26, federal convict at 36, he partied like a rock star, lived like a king, and barely survived his rise and fall as an American entrepreneurial icon. By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting.
"Great Story, great narrator. . the best narrator "
We all think we know who Steve Jobs was, what made him tick, and what made him succeed. Yet the single most important question about him has never been answered. The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-'80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned a decade later to transform the ailing Apple into the most successful company the world had ever seen.
Unwritten is a book about becoming more of you. A book of unconventional wisdom for growing into your best self. A book of untold principles that shed light on how to live a life that aligns with your purpose. A book of unwritten stories that show you how to shape the world around you. Unwritten is a book about making your life an example for those who want to do the same. The future is unwritten. Reinvent tomorrow.
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future is a biography by Ashlee Vance. Musk originally refused to cooperate with Vance's biography. However, he managed to get Musk to listen to his journalistic and personal reasons for not allowing preapproval of the book. To his surprise, Musk agreed to cooperate and allowed free access to his staff, friends, and family. This Instaread Summary & Analysis of Elon Musk includes a summary of the book, an introduction to the important people in the book, and analysis of the themes and author's style....
"Summary a bit weak"
Elon Musk fait partie de ceux qui changent les règles du jeu. Largement considéré comme le plus grand industriel du moment, il porte l'innovation à des niveaux rarement atteints au point d'avoir servi de modèle pour Tony Stark, alias Iron man. À 44 ans, il a monté en quelques années une entreprise, Tesla, qui révolutionne l'industrie automobile, une autre, SpaceX, qui concurrence Arianespace. Il a auparavant bouleversé le marché des paiements avec PayPal. Son objectif ultime: coloniser Mars.
When anyone can start a business (when everyone is running their career like a business), it begs a question. This is your one chance at life, you can have anything you want, what is worth doing? Most people don't know why they're doing what they're doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own. They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won't make them happy. Anything You Want is a manifesto about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters.
"quick and direct loved it!"
PR maverick. Relentless self-promoter. Perfumed steamroller. Force of nature. Momager. Roxy Jacenko has been Sydney's publicity queen ever since she started Sweaty Betty PR at the age of 24, and her ambition, grit and drive have made her rich and famous. Working 24/7, Roxy micromanages and shares every moment of her Bentley-driving, Cartier-sporting, Birkin bag-toting life - and the lives of her children, Pixie and Hunter - on Instagram.
Ugly Americans is the true story of John Malcolm, a Princeton graduate who traveled halfway around the world in search of the American dream and pulled off a trade that could be described as the biggest deal in the history of the financial markets.
Donald Trump claims that his success as a "self-made" businessman and real estate developer proves that he will make an effective president, but this devastating investigative account by legendary reporter Wayne Barrett proves otherwise. Back in print for the first time in years, Barrett's seminal book reveals how Trump put together the biggest deal of his life - Trump Tower - through manipulation and deceit; how he worked with questionable characters from the mafia and city politics; and how it all nearly came crashing down.
David Green believes that generosity and building a legacy based on giving can lead to getting back what you really want: a family that stays together, prays together, and shares life joyfully. Green tells the story of caring for the small things and starting Hobby Lobby in their garage.
The definitive biography of movie executive and philanthropist Sherry Lansing traces her groundbreaking journey to become the first female head of a major motion picture studio, shares behind-the-scenes tales from movie sets and Hollywood boardrooms, and explains what inspired her to walk away from it all to start the Sherry Lansing Foundation.
This book will offer you the most extensive introduction to Donald Trump. You are going to learn what made Donald Trump such a successful figure. Feeling unmotivated? Feeling uninspired? Needing a role model? If that is the case, this book is definitely for you! Be motivated by his stories and the lessons that he teaches us.
Please note: This is a companion to the book and not the original book. Guide to Sam Walton's Made in America. Sam Walton: Made in America (1992) by Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton is an autobiographical account of how Walton, who came from modest means and grew up during the Great Depression, became the proprietor of the largest retailer in the United States.
Attention, all Disney Fans! Do you enjoy learning about the Disney theme parks? Perhaps you're enamored with the man who was Walt Disney? Maybe you're just plain crazy for Mickey Mouse and the Disney big-screen features? No need to order your serving of Disney history and knowledge a la carte anymore.
Facebook's founding is legend: In a Harvard dorm, wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg invented a new way to connect with friends...and the rest is history. But for the people who actually molded this great idea into a game-changing $300 billion company, the experience was far more tumultuous and uncertain than we might expect. Mike Hoefflinger was one of those Facebook insiders.
Who polices America's prosecutors? And when they set their sights on an innocent CEO, can he survive a five-year, $25 million legal labyrinth to save the company he built, and himself from prison?
This book is a business biography of Donald Trump. In this book, we are going to explore how Trump's early years and basic education contributed to the creation of his empire. We are also going to explore some of the many business ventures Trump has embarked on throughout his history as a famous businessman, including some of his failures and some of his best successes. This book will help you discover how his personal life has contributed to his success.
On 10 August 2015, an unassuming product expert who learnt his ropes at IIT Kharagpur was declared the next CEO of tech giant Google. Sundar Pichai's appointment was hardly an unexpected one. Pichai is a man known as much for his veritable Midas touch with every product he has developed or led for Google - Chrome, Chrome OS and Android, to name just a few - as for his superlative people skills and open-minded approach to innovation.
Follow Every Rainbow is the story of 25 enterprising women who took up a challenge. They raised families as well as companies with love, laughter and patience. Managing multiple equations - never giving in or giving up. These stories say one thing loud and clear: women think and act differently from men, but they can be just as successful.
An insightful account of Satya Nadella - the man and the professional - and what his appointment as the third CEO of Microsoft means for the future of the tech industry. Engaging and informative, this account of the most-watched man of the moment in the IT business arena and the company he leads will enlighten as much as it will inspire.
In 2000, Jerry developed the Jeffrey Epstein VI Structure, which funds science research, study, and education. Prior to 2003, Epstein's structure moneyed Nowak's research study at the Institute for Advanced Research study in Princeton, NJ. In May 2003, Epstein developed the Program for Evolutionary Characteristics at Harvard University with a $30 million present to the university. The Jeffrey Epstein VI Structure has likewise provided money for hereditary research studies leading to advances in such fields as Alzheimer's, ovarian cancer, colitis, and cancer.
This digest captures Warren Buffet's way of life, his business sense and principles and the secrets to his success. The story begins when Buffett was six years old, intrigued by the ideas of risk and probability. At age 11, he was already dabbling in trading having bought three shares of Cities Services for himself and three for his sister. In 1964, he bought Berkshire Hathaway, a Massachusetts textile firm and he managed to grow it to the 12th largest company in the US.
Isenhour worked many different jobs from a young age, but nothing stuck for him. He realized that he wasn't meant to just be a cog in a machine. He wanted to create something for himself. With this new determination, Isenhour created a chimney-service business. He shares with listeners the secrets of starting a successful business and how he branched into two other thriving companies - a fireplace and outdoor living retail business and a manufacturing business. He was on his way to creating an empire.
Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is a household name in 2016. But how exactly did the shrewd business tycoon and the 45th US President get to where he is today? Donald Trump is one of the today's best examples of a success story. Driven, unrelenting, and focused, he seems to overcome even the most difficult business odds.
Philip Hampson "Phil" Knight (born February 24, 1938) is an American mogul and benefactor. A local resident of Oregon, he is the co-founder and chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc., and formerly served as chairman and CEO of the business. In November 2015, Forbes called Knight the 15th wealthiest individual in the world, with a projected net worth of US$ 28.1 billion.
A century ago, if one were to come across a manual laborer from the early 20th century or the Roaring Twenties and relayed to them the possibility of one day sticking it to the man, one would probably be laughed out of the century. However, this was exactly what one man with solid-gold aspirations and audacity set out to achieve. Jimmy Hoffa, once described by Bobby Kennedy as the second most powerful man in America, was a union boss who evoked both respect and fear.
In this autobiography-memoir are my historical reminiscences of the rich and famous from 1930 through 2015.