Business Leaders

BOOK TITLE and AUTHOR

SUMMARY

CALL NUMBER

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, by Ben Mezrich. 

The people and the events behind the creation of Facebook.

006.754 

M617a

Accidental Branding : How Ordinary People Build Extraordinary Brands, by David Vinjamuri.

Biographies of the creators of Baby Einstein, Burt’s Bees, and J. Peterman to name a few.

658.827 

V785a

The African-American Entrepreneur : Then and Now, by W. Sherman Rogers.

Biographical collection profiling African-American entrepreneurs, both historical and contemporary.

338.642

R731a

American Made : Shapers of the American Economy, by Harold C. Livesay.

This collective biography covers the lives of Eli Whitney, Alfred Sloan, Pierre S. DuPont, and Henry Ford among others.

338.092

L785a

 

Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business, by Harold C. Livesay.

The life of influential American industrialist and philanthropist.

338.7672 L785a

Barbie and Ruth : The Story of the World’s Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her, by Robin Gerber

The story of Ruth Handler, the founder of Mattel and Barbie’s creator.

338.7

G362b

Ben & Jerry’s, A&E Biography produced by Amy Martinez

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield share how they built their ice cream business.

DVD 381.4174

B456bio

 

The Big Rich : The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes, by Bryan Burrough.

A collective biography of the leaders of four of the big dynasties in Texas.

338.2

B972b

Bill Gates : Sultan of Software, produced by Margaret Murphy.

A profile of Bill Gates from A&E’s Biography series.

DVD

005.3092 G384bio

Colonel Sanders : America’s Chicken King, produced by Greg Weinstein.

Profiles the life and career of Colonel Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

DVD

338.4764

C719bio

Duncan Hines : The Man Behind the Cake Mix, by Louis Hatchett

About the man who created the Duncan Hines corporation.

338.7664 H361d

Ignorance, Confidence, and Filthy Rich Friends : The Business Adventures of Mark Twain, by Peter Krass.

In addition to his writing pursuits, Twain began his own publishing house, dabbled in venture capitalism, and sought to make money with his own inventions.

338.04

K89i

In Their Time : The Greatest Business Leaders of the Twentieth Century, by Anthony J. Mayo and Nitin Nohria.

Organized chronologically, profiles both the famous and not-so-famous names in American business.

338.0922

M473i

The King of Madison Avenue : David Ogilvy and the Making of Modern Advertising, by Kenneth Roman.

Written by a form colleague of Ogilvy’s, the advertising executive’s life and achievements.

659.092

R785k

The King of Vodka : The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire, by Linda Himelstein.

The life of the Russian distiller and entrepreneur Pyotr Smirnov.

338.7

H657k

The Knockout Entrepreneur, by George Foreman with Ken Abraham.

The former boxer shares with readers about his successes as an entrepreneur and businessman.

658.409

F715k

Snowball : Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice Schroeder

A biography of the well-known capitalist and financier Warren Buffett.

332.6092

S381s

Starting from Scratch : Secrets from 22 Ordinary People Who Made the Entrepreneurial Leap, by Wes Moss.

The lives and the successes of entrepreneurs from a variety of industries.

338.04

M913s

Swimming Across : A Memoir, by Andrew S. Grove.

Grove was an Intel executive who also survived the Holocaust.

943.905

G883s

Tough Choices : A Memoir, by Carly Fiorina.

Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, discusses her life and her opinions on leadership, technology, globalization, and sexism.

338.761

F521t

The Turnaround Kid: What I Learned Rescuing America's Most Troubled Companies, by Steve Miller.

Miller discusses his life in the automobile industry and his perspective on struggling companies.

338.7

M649t

The Wal-Mart Triumph : Inside the World’s #1 Company, by Robert Slater.

A look at Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, and with insight into Wal-Mart’s management style.

381.149

S631w

Women in Business, by Patricia Werhane.

Case studies of women executives with their personal perspective on leadership.

658.4092

W872

The World According to Martha, edited by Bill Adler.

Martha Stewart documents her personal and professional life.

338.7

S851w

 

Bibliography last updated December 10, 2014