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  • Writer's pictureNour Boustani


The following list includes the 17 most fascinating and informative biographies on business leadership, entrepreneurship, business operation, and financial management, that you can possibly find in a bookstore or a library.

The stories of these biographies are inspirational and educational; the lessons of these books will teach you how to become a robust and effective entrepreneur, business owner, team builder, CEO, and business leader.

Some of these biographies will talk about heroes you admire and others about people you dislike; try to keep an open mind and be willing to learn how different people had to overcome business challenges, deal with failures and achieve profitable success.

Add these books to your wishlist or library, go through a single biography per month, and apply the lessons to your business.

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In this captivating biography, the author shares his stories of leading the Walt Disney Company; this book will teach you leadership, compassion, business development, and management skills. Check it out.

A fascinating and a must-read for every entrepreneur, Phil Knight, Nike co-founder, shares the beginning stories of launching and growing the Nike brand; this book will teach you the art of combining resilience, passion, and business mentality to build a global brand. Check it out.

In this beautiful book, the author shares the stories behind the world’s most successful animation studio, Pixar; it also shares insights about a different and more gentle side of Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs's management style. Check it out.

In this enlightening biography, Tony Hsieh, Zappos’s CEO, the world’s top shoe online retailer, shares eye-opening and incredible stories about the importance of long-term thinking and building a customer-focused brand.

This book will teach you how to make customers fall in love with your business. Check it out.

In this excellent biography, Jack Ma, the co-founder and the Ceo of the Alibaba Group, shares the humble story of his tough beginnings and leadership tips on empowering teams and winning in a hyper-competitive marketplace even when all the odds are against you.

This book will show you how to push harder, fight through the challenges and become an effective business leader. Check it out.

Building an everlasting business is about nurturing a collaborative culture; in this mind-shifting biography, Reed Hastings, Netflix’s co-founder, shares strategies and tactics to overcome the struggles of building a culture of excellence and equality. Check it out.

Tim Cook, by far, is one of the most successful corporate CEOs of all time; in this biography, the author shares how the presence of Tim and his managerial style has led Apple to its current massive success. Check it out

10 More Business Biographies That Are Worth Your Every Penny and Every Second

That’s my list, feel free to mention other worth reading business biographies in the comment section.

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