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Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs
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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE
The first-ever memoir of the legendary co-founder of Nike Inc, Phil Knight
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Lunch with the FT: A Second Helping
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Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons in Creative Leadership from the CEO of the Walt Disney Company
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019_____________________________The CEO of Disney, one of Time's most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.
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Face Pressed Against a Window: A Memoir
An evocative and candid memoir that charts the key moments in the life of Britain's most successful bookseller.
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Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman - Including 10 More Years of Business as Usual
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Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime
Silicon Valley has long been at the forefront of innovation, but it is renowned for its archaic sexist culture. Alpha Girls is the inspiring story of how a group of talented women have achieved success in a tech world run by 'bro-grammers' through sheer grit and determination.
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John Law: A Scottish Adventurer of the Eighteenth Century
The mesmerising story of the eighteenth-century financier of genius who rose from humble Scottish origins to control of the purse-strings of the most powerful nation in Europe
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Man for All Markets: Beating the Odds, from Las Vegas to Wall Street
The unimaginable success of a gambling and investment legend
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Max Beaverbrook: Not Quite A Gentleman
First major biography to be published on Beaverbrook in over twenty-five years.
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Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level
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Hunt the Banker: The Confessions of a Russian Ex-Oligarch
Hunt the Banker is a memoir of Lebedev's own hair-raising experiences as someone who aspires to show that an 'honest banker' is not an oxymoron. There is the thread of a whodunit as his attempts at constructive and charitable business enterprises are systematically torpedoed by a person or persons unknown.
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LeBron, Inc.: The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete
From the New York Times bestselling author of Return of the King comes the story of LeBron James's incredible transformation from basketball star to sports and business mogul.
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Conspiracy: A True Story of Power, Sex, and a Billionaire's Secret Plot to Destroy a Media Empire
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Carlos Slim: The Power, Money, and Morality of One of the World's Richest Men
Can one of the richest men in the world be a good person?
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Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future
South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping our Future is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.
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Making Futures: Young Entrepreneurs in a Dynamic Africa
This collection tells the story of an emerging and dynamic Africa, through the eyes of some of the youngest and most promising African entrepreneurs.
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Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil
Insane Mode is the astounding story of the most revolutionary car company since Ford, revealing how, under Elon Musk's leadership, it is bringing to an end the era of gasoline-powered transportation.
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You're Better Than They Think You Are: You're Better Than They Think You Are
From a start in life as the only child of working-class parents in Brighton, this is the story of how Sir Rod Aldridge came to develop one of the UK's most successful companies, Capita.
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Let It Go: My Extraordinary Story - From Refugee to Entrepreneur to Philanthropist
This fascinating memoir charts Dame Stephanie's life from her time as a child in Germany and arrival in England as an unaccompanied Kindertransport refugee through to her retirement and dedication to charity.
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Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons In Life
A lot has changed since I founded Virgin in 1968, and I'll explain how I intend to take my business and my ideas to the next level and the new and exciting areas - such as launching Virgin Fuels - into which Virgin is currently moving.
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Damaged Goods: The Rise and Fall of Sir Philip Green (The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller)
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Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google
'A fantastic, provocative book about where we are now and where we are going' Phil Simon Huffington PostAmazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet.
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Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography
An extraordinary book which gives us a unique insight into the life and thinking of the man who has single-handedly transformed the way we live today
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Face Pressed Against a Window: A Memoir
An evocative and candid memoir that charts the key moments in the life of Britain's most successful bookseller.
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Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal and Redemption
From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House comesthe fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on cryptocurrency and its dazzlingpay-off.
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Brick by Brick: Success in Business and Life
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Harder You Work, the Luckier You Get: An Entrepreneur's Memoir
Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade, shares the epic inside story of how a working-class kid from the Nebraska prairie took on Wall Street's clubby brokerage business, busted it open, and walked away a billionaire.
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Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Prize 2008
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Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution SHORTLISTED FOR THE FT & MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019
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Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil
The first account of one of the 21st century's greatest business stories, Tesla and Elon Musk.
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Liar's Poker: From the author of the Big Short
The original classic that revealed the truth about ambition, greed and excess in London and Wall Street, by the author of #1 bestsellers The Big Short and Flash Boys
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What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds
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Shop Girls: A True Story of Hard Work, Friendship and Fashion in an Exclusive 1950s Department Store
The charming true story of four young women working in a glamorous department store in the 1950s.
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Nothing To Lose, Everything To Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur
Like many entrepreneurs, Ryan Blair had no formal business education. But he had great survival instincts, tenacity, and, above all, a "nothing to lose" mindset. His middle-class childhood ended abruptly when his abusive father succumbed to drug addiction and abandoned the family., Blair and his mother moved to a rough neighborhood, and soon he was in and out of juvenile detention, joining a gang just to survive. Then his mother fell in love with a successful entrepreneur who took Ryan under his wing. With his mentor's guidance, Blair started his first company, 24/7 Tech, at age twenty-one., He has since created and sold several companies for hundreds of millions of dollars. This is an inspirational guide full of powerful stories and lessons and a road map for entrepreneurial success.
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Direct: Tony Laithwaite My Story
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Man Who Never Sleeps
An eye-opening autobiography of Tom Bell OBE, written by a former employee.
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Rogue Trader
Twenty years ago - before Lehman Brothers; before PPI; before a global recession and crises with the Euro - before all that, there was Nick Leeson, the original rogue trader.
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Aardman: An Epic Journey: Taken One Frame at a Time
The fascinating and funny behind-the-scenes story of claymation experts Aardman Animations, from humble beginnings to Hollywood, told in their own words by Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Nick Park and Richard Starzak.
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All the Money in the World
Inspired by the fortunes and misfortunes of the Getty family, whose most extraordinary and troubled episode - the kidnap and ransom of grandson Paul Getty - is now a major motion picture, directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay written by David Scarpa and starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg.
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University of Berkshire Hathaway: 30 Years of Lessons Learned from Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger at the Annual Shareholders Meeting
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We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of REDDIT, the Internet's Culture Laboratory
In the tradition of The Everything Store and Googled, award-winning tech journalist Christine Lagorio's We Are the Nerds is the incredible true narrative of the birth, and life, of Reddit.
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Out of the Desert: My Journey From Nomadic Bedouin to the Heart of Global Oil
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Instead Of A Letter
Stunning reissue of Diana Athill's memoir of the loss of her first great love in the second world war.
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Give Me Ten Seconds
The bestselling autobiography of one of our best-loved broadcasters, now available in paperback.
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Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times
From a brilliant historian at the Harvard Business School, here is a masterful, in-depth portrait of five extraordinary figures-Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson-that illuminates how great leaders are made in times of adversity and the diverse skills they summon in order to prevail.
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Odyssey of a Sound Recordist
In a time before television had really started, the computer age had barely begun and there was only one domestic channel on the radio - the BBC Home Service. One of the few operators changing the discs was a 15-year-old boy from the East End of London. The year was 1944 and Malcolm Stewart had just embarked on a ground-breaking career.
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Mr Five Per Cent: The many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the world's richest man
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Conspiracy: A True Story of Power, Sex, and a Billionaire's Secret Plot to Destroy a Media Empire
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#Girlboss
Success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break. This book shows that success doesn't come from where you went to college or how popular you were in school.