What are the best business leaders biographies?

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    #1Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs
    Steve Jobs is a biography written by bestselling author of biographies Walter Isaacson based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs himself and hundreds more with those who knew him personally.  
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    Diane Harvey
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "A really great biography about Steve jobs. I enjoyed it. "
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    #2Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie is written by David Nasaw which chronicles the life of the iconic business titan from his modest upbringing through his rise to one of the world's richest men after he founded Carnegie Steel.

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    Linda Watkins
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "Andrew Carnegie is a very prominent business leader so this is a great solution. It is also a NYT's bestseller which means it should be well written and entertaining (or at least informative) enough to be read by so many that it makes that list."
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    #3Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance which has been named one of the best books of the year by The Wall Street Journal, providing a look at the life of the Silicon Valley's most daring entrepreneur.
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    Arnav Pawar
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "a true pioneer "
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    #4Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

    Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

    Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. written by Ron Chernow which has been a finalist in the National Book Critics Circle Award reveals the private life of the oil tycoon. 

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    Brandon Barnes
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "I'm really glad I decided to read this book based on a friend's recommendation. I like that the good and bad sides of Rockefeller are both focused on and it really gives some unique insight into this business leader. I would recommend anything by this writer, and if you are into biographies, this is really a great choice."
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    #5Sam Walton: Made In America

    Sam Walton: Made In America

    Sam Walton: Made In America reveals the life of the founder of Wal-Mart which is the largest retailer in the world, who is also the undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century.  

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    Hugo Barron
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This is an intriguing book about the founder of Wal-Mart. I was excited to learn about his background."
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    #6Only the Paranoid Survive

    Only the Paranoid Survive

    Only the Paranoid Survive is a book by Andrew Groove that tells how Groove made adjustments so that his company will not fall under the struggles of the business world. He also gave tips on how other leaders can do the same.

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    Shirley Sullivan
    Written on April 1, 2018
    " If you want to understand out of touch CEO’s by all means buy this book. It’s full of free-market fairy cliches and mythology. Employees are myopic, outsiders are the only ones who can see problems clearly and Grove has no sycophants around him"
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    #7Morgan: American Financier

    Morgan: American Financier

    Morgan: American Financier is a biography written by Jean Strouse which reveals the full-scale life of J. Pierpont Morgan who is behind the General Electric, U.S. Steel and vast railroad empires in America.  

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    Divya Khan
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "You might not have heard of J. Pierpont Morgan. But he's too important to the history of America not to read about. This book goes in depth to show Morgan as the financial juggernaut, the lover of the arts, and the real man behind GE and US Steel."
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    #8Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workshop

    Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workshop

    Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workshop by Ricardo Semler reveals how he turned and changed the company he inherited from his father. 

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    Gregory Carlson
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I really like this book. I highly recommend it."
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    #9The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

    The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
    The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life is a biography written by Alice Schroeder which reveals the life of Warren Buffett also known as The Oracle of Omaha.  
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    Vihaan Pillai
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I've read the original (this is updated and condensed), and while it does have a lot of useful business information, it cuts a lot of the personal parts of Buffet's life, which to me are the most interesting parts of the book. If you can, try to find the original; it's far more satisfying to read than this is."
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    #10Personal History

    Personal History

    Personal History is written by Katharine Graham which has won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. This reveals the inside story of Graham who was behind the Washing Post during the most turbulent periods in the history of American media. 

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    Nicholas Cox
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "A must read for anyone interested in Washington DC politics.Great insight of this powerful Washington Post reporter."
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    #11Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

    Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

    Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike is an autobiographical novel written by Phil Knight. This book was originally published in April 2016 by Simon & Schuster Publishing.

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    Xiang Gong
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book is written by one of the most well-known and successful businessmen in history. Phil Knight, who founded Nike and guided it into the powerful company it is today, tells his life story in a very candid way. I love to read about successful people and how they worked through struggles and gained their success, so this book is a great read. "
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    #12Hershey

    Hershey

    Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams is a non-fiction book written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D'Antonio. It was first published in 2006 by Simon & Schuster.

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    William Ortiz
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Hershey is a great biography about an incredibly influential businessman. With a remarkable vision and unique plans Hershey led quite a life. I really enjoyed reading about him and learned a great deal. Good book."
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    #13Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

    Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

    Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different is a biography written by Karen Blumenthal detailing the life of the famous innovator Steve Jobs, most famously known for his hand in the invention of the Apple products.

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    Eka Greek
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Yes, Sir! Steve Jobs... definitely a different and not ordinary man!"
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