Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
Scribner; First Edition, April 26, 2016
This remarkable memoir gives an inside look into the creation of Nike and its early years as a business.
Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz
Hachette Books, January 13, 1999
Pour Your Heart Into It covers the humble beginnings of Starbucks and how it grew into one of the most well-known coffee chains in the world.
Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s Legendary CEO by Satoru Iwata
VIZ Media LLC, April 13, 2021
A fantastic read for anyone interested in gaming, this memoir provides great business advice from the programmer turned President and CEO of Nintendo.
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition, June 7, 2010
In this book, Tony gives profound business advice and emphasizes that importance of a customer-centric business.
Authentic: A Memoir by the Founder of Vans by Paul Van Doren
Vertel Publishing, April 27, 2021
Authentic highlights the extraordinary story of Paul Van Doren and how he went from high-school dropout to the founder of a revolutionary shoe brand.
Hangry: A Startup Journey by Mike Evans
Legacy Lit, November 1, 2022
Hangry shares the incredible story about how Mike Evans aimed to solve a personal pain point – finding an easy food delivery option – and created the company that shook up the food delivery industry.
Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo by Reggie Fils-Aimé
HarperCollins Leadership, May 3, 2022
This is the unlikely story of the son of Haitian immigrants, who overcame many challenges to ultimately become the President and Chief Operating Officer of Nintendo of America Inc.
Where You Are Is Not Who You Are: A Memoir by Ursula Burns
Amistad, June 15, 2021
Ursula Burns, the former CEO of Xerox, encourages people to stand out from the crowd as she shares her humble beginnings to how she became the first Black, female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future by Indra Nooyi
Portfolio, September 28, 2021
Indra, the first woman of color and immigrant to run a Fortune 50 company, shares how achieved success as the former CEO of PepsiCo and candidly describes the sacrifices involved.