Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others - it's what Otto von Bismarck used to say. And what other better way to do that than by reading the biographies of those you admire? Some of the most popular entrepreneurs admitted that they attribute their success to reading memoirs of the people they admire. Here's a list of the best business biographies recommended by them is there something missing, any book that we absolutely-definitely-must add to this list? There's also one entrepreneur biography - or more - sprinkled in there, as well, so have a blast!
31 Best New Biography Books To Read In - BookAuthority
Bette Davis published this autobiography in the 60s, at the end of her great period, and updated it in the s — after her daughter BD Hyman published a Mommie Dearest-type memoir of her — detailing her life and times, with true leading-lady hauteur rising above the general awfulness and the fallout from four fraught marriages. In , she was divorced, after an affair with the dramatist George S Kaufman, and the press coverage became obsessed with her diary, which supposedly chronicled her sexual adventures. Much argued about in court, the diary was impounded in a bank vault and finally burnt. Art Linson the producer of Fight Club gives an amusing account of the unendingly humiliating business of a life spent trying to get movies made — there is a wince-inducing anecdote of trying to persuade Alec Baldwin to go back into his trailer and shave off the inappropriate straggly beard he had grown just before filming.
The 30 Best Biographies of All Time
Whether a biography subject is beloved, reviled, or tragically overlooked by historians, there's something about going deep on the events of a person's life that feels like the most compelling, yet substantive history lesson ever. While by no means an exhaustive list, here are 12 critically acclaimed biographies, along with a few new favorites. If all that you know of Princess Margaret comes from watching The Crown , this new biography offers an even more compelling and intimate portrait of the bad girl of Buckingham Palace. A woman who mingled with the counterculture while her sister Queen Elizabeth II assumed reign of the British monarchy , she's known as much for her cattiness and misbehavior as she is for being a member of the royal family.
First impressions are still important in the 21st century, but they look a little different. Professional biographies or "professional bios" for short are short blurbs to get your name, accomplishments, and employment history in front of the right people. Unlike a resume, a professional bio allows you to express the values and beliefs that set you apart from others in your industry.