Autobiographies for people who wish to master the art of business
Starting a business from ground zero and bringing it to a great height can be at times stressful, difficult and time-consuming. Many often we dream of being the master but just due to the lack of knowledge we end up being the pupil. Here are seven famous autobiographies that can help you to master the art of business.
So now, just take a break and have a look at these autobiographies of people who have once been in your shoes and are ready to help you out in achieving your goal.
7 Best autobiographies are:
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
What had once begun in the garage of Steve Jobs’ parents, back in 1970s laid the foundation for an innovation in the technological world? The book is based on more than 40 interviews of Jobs and hundreds of people who knew him. This realistic autobiographical book is all about a complicated man and his vision of how technology can be.
Built from Scratch by Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus
Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank were the executives who had just heard the two words that strike fear in the hearts of every employee: You’re fired. This changed their viewpoint. However, a friend told them that they had been thrown out. Those two words became a blessing in disguise. This autobiographical book is the inside-out story of how the two ex-executives built the Home Depot from scratch.
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hseih
Entrepreneur spirit in Tony Hsieh sparked when he was barely nine years old and launched his very first business venture ‘a worm farm,’ however it was a failure. He moved on and established his own businesses of publishing a newsletter and selling it to his classmates etc. At the age of 24, he sold his company LinkExchange, an advertising company to Microsoft and joined Zappos.
Idea Man by Paul Allen
At the age of 21, Paul Allen paired up with his childhood friend Bill Gates to create a programming language for the first ever personal computer. They are working together since their teens on the professional programming jobs, but believed that they were the only ones who could write the codes, at the time, when engineers could not believe that anything like this was possible. The famous-private Allen in this autobiographical book reveals several things about Microsoft, as well as his story after he stepped down from the company he helped building-up.
Wild Company by Mel and Patricia Ziegler
Mel and Patricia Ziegler met in the newsroom of Chronicle in San Francisco. They shared a common dream of traveling around the world, but as a young writer and an artist they both lacked money. The book explains the story of how the two, filled with creativity and passion, constructed an empire Banana Republic.
Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
When Blake traveled to Argentina to spend some time before establishing his fourth startup, he found that there was a great need of shoes among children. From this TOMS shoes emerged. Company’s concept was ‘Sell a pair of shoes today, give a pair of shoes to a child in need tomorrow.’ This autobiographical book shares with its readers Mycoskie’s experience while he was creating TOMS.
The Martha Rules by Martha Stewart
The book contains ten rules and a roadmap for all entrepreneurs who wish to create their own successful businesses. Initially the book started as a project aimed to help fellow inmates during her incarceration in the prison in 2004. This autobiography examines the importance of growth, passion, quality and taking risks.