Bibliography last updated on December 2, 2015
The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich. 2009.
Mezrich tells about Facebook’s founding and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. 006.754 M617a
Accidental Branding: How Ordinary People Build Extraordinary Brands by David Vinjamuri. 2008. Contains 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. 2010. Several African-American entrepreneurs, both historical and contemporary, are included in this biographical collection. 338.642 R731a
Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her by Robin Gerber. 2009. Gerber tells the story of Ruth Handler, the founder of Mattel and Barbie’s creator. 338.7 G362b
Beam, Straight Up: The Bold Story of the First Family of Bourbon by Fred Noe. 2012.
Written by a seventh generation distiller and member of the Beam dynasty, this book tells the story of Jim Beam distilleries. 641.252 N763b
Ben & Jerry's DVD produced by Amy Martinez. 2007.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield share how they built their ice cream business in this A&E Biography.<DVD> 381.4174 B456bio
Beyond Tallulah: How Sam Wyly Became America's Boldest Big-Time Entrepreneur by Sam Wyly. 2011.
Here is a profile of the man who helped make Bonanza Steakhouse and Michaels craft stores what they are today.338.04 W983b
Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man by Mark Kurlansky. 2012.
Learn more about Clarence Birdseye, the man who changed the food industry and preservation with his frozen food technology. 338.7664 K96b
Colonel Sanders and the American Dream by Josh Ozersky. 2012.
The author chronicles the life and career of Colonel Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. 647.95 O99c
Sketches of thirty contemporary business people, including the CEOs of Reynolds American, IKEA, and Archer Daniels Midland Co., are in this collective biography.658.4092 C761
Duncan Hines: The Man Behind the Cake Mix by Louis Hatchett. 2001.
Hatchett tells about the man who created the Duncan Hines corporation. 338.7664 H361d
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance. 2015
Vance tells about the life of Elon Musk, from his formative years to his current entrepreneurial endeavors. 338.7 V222e
In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders of the Twentieth Century by Anthony J. Mayo and Nitin Nohria. 2005.
The authors provide information about some famous and some not so famous businesspeople in their chronologically organized book. 338.0922 M473i
The King of Vodka: The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire by Linda Himelstein. 2009.
Himelstein tells about the life of the Russian distiller and entrepreneur Pyotr Smirnov. 338.7 H657k
The Knockout Entrepreneur by George Foreman with Ken Abraham. 2009.
The former boxer shares with readers about his successes as an entrepreneur and businessman. 658.409 F715k
Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo! by Nicholas Carlson. 2015.
This is the biography of the former Google executive who became the CEO of Yahoo In 2012. 338.761 C284m
Restaurant Man by Joe Bastianich. 2012.
The son of famed chef, Lidia Bastianich, tells how he learned business and culinary skills from his parents and how he created a successful line of restaurants. 647.95 B326r
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder. 2008.
Here is a biography of the well-known capitalist and financier, Warren Buffett. 332.6092 S381s
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
Women in Business by Patricia Werhane. 2007.
Ms. Werhane presents case studies of women executives, and each featured executive provides her own perspective on leadership. 658.4092 W872