Lessons from Some of the Most Successful Business Leaders

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Reading the biographies and non fiction memoir books of some of the most successful business leaders in the world can be an inspiring and thought-provoking experience. From stories of struggles and triumphs to lifelong lessons and wisdom, we have rounded up some of the best reads and inspiring quotes from them.

Idea Man: A Memoir by the Co-Founder of Microsoft by Paul Allen

“In my experience, each failure contains the seeds of your next success — if you are willing to learn from it.”

Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson

“I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive then I believe you are better off not doing it. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

“If you’re not sure about your passion, here are three questions I sometimes ask people: • If you did not have to worry about money, what would you do with your time? • What kind of work would you want to do? • What cause would you serve? Once you answer these questions, you’ll have a good idea of what your passion is.”

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

“I’ve learned over the years that when you have really good people you don’t have to baby them. By expecting them to do great things, you can get them to do great things. The original Mac team taught me that A-plus players like to work together, and they don’t like it if you tolerate B work.”