6 Business Leader Memoirs to Read This Summer

If you are headed to the beach this summer, we’ve gathered a list of great business memoirs to pick up on your way.

Shoe Dog – Phil Knight, Founder of Nike
Phil Knight is the legendary founder of Nike, and for the first time, opened up about founding the iconic brand. From business school to designing the Nike Swoosh to tying in family and work, Knight tells the unforgettable real story of how he founded one of the most successful athletic wear and sports brands in the world.

Personal History – Katharine Graham, President of The Washington Post
Katherine Graham has served as The Washington Post chairman since 1993. In her book, she shares the inside story of how she led one of the world’s largest media organizations during the most turbulent periods of the organization’s time. Through the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, Graham tells her side of the story.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead – Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is reigniting the conversation around women in the workplace. From her electrifying TED talk to real-life personal anecdotes, she is sharing practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and how to manage a successful career in any workplace.

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose – Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos
In Delivering Happiness, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the lessons he’s learned in business and in life. From starting a worm farm to running a pizza business to founding Zappos, Hsieh shares how to build and support a winning corporate culture to achieve success and empower employees.

iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It – Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple
In his memoir, Steve Wozniak shares how Apple and the team invented the first true personal computer. From teaming up with Steve Jobs and igniting the computer revolution, he shares how Apple was founded and subsequently, changed the world and shaped the future of technology.

Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time – Howard Schultz, Founder of Starbucks
Starbucks is the most successful coffee business of all time. In Pour Your Heart Into It, Founder Howard Schultz is sharing how Starbucks started as a single store in Seattle to growing more than thousands of locations across the globe while building some of the strongest brand loyalty in the industry.

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