Founders

Founders

Biographies of entrepreneurs.

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    #62 Benjamin Franklin

    The life of Benjamin Franklin as told in his book The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.

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    #60 Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia) #2

    The life of Yvon Chouinard as told in the book The Responsible Company: What We've Learned from Patagonia's First 40 Years.

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    #59 Howard Hughes

    The life of Howard Hughes as told in the book Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters; The Definitive Biography of the First American Billionaire.

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    #58 John Bogle (Vanguard) #2

    The life of John Bogle as told in his book Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life.

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    #57 John Bogle (Vanguard)

    The life of John Bogle as told in his book Stay the Course: The Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution.

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    #55 Cornelius Vanderbilt Part 2

    The life of Cornelius Vanderbilt as told through the book Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America's Most Famous Military Adventurer by Stephen Dando-Collins

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    #54 Cornelius Vanderbilt

    The life of Cornelius Vanderbilt as told through the book The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles.

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    #53 Michael Ovitz (CAA)

    The life of Michael Ovitz as told through the book Who Is Michael Ovitz?

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    #49 Richard Branson (Virgin Group) Part 3

    The life of Richard Branson as told through the book Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons in Life by Richard Branson. This is part three of a three-part series on the life of Richard Branson.

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    #47 Richard Branson (Virgin Group)

    The life of Richard Branson as told through the book Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson

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    #45 Bernie Marcus (The Home Depot)

    The life of Bernie Marcus as told through the book Built From Scratch: How A Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion

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    #44 Paul Allen (Microsoft)

    The life of Paul Allen as told through the book, Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft

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    #43 Ray Dalio (Bridgewater)

    Today we are learning about the life of Ray Dalio through his book: Principles: Life and Work

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    #42 Dee Hock (Visa)

    The life of Dee Hock through his book One From Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization

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    #40 Edwin Land (Polaroid)

    The life of Edwin Land as told through the books Insisting On The Impossible: The Life of Edwin Land and Instant: The Story of Polaroid

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    #38 Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

    The different strategies Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk use to build rocket companies as told in the book The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and The Quest To Colonize the Cosmos

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    #37 Sam Zemurray (Cuyamel Fruit Company/The Banana King)

    Sam Z, Sam the Banana Man, El Amigo, the Big Russian, the Gringo –he was not an easy person, nor is his biography without controversy. To some, it's the story of a great man, a pioneer in business, a hero. To others, its the story of a pirate, a conquistador, who took without asking.

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    #34 Ed Catmull (Pixar)

    The life of Ed Catmull as told through the book Creativity Inc: Overcoming The Unseen Forces That Stand In The Way of True Inspiration

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    #32 Jack Ma (Alibaba)

    The life of Jack Ma as told in the book Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built.

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    #31 Peter Thiel (PayPal, Palantir, & Founders Fund)

    The life of Peter Thiel as told in the books Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue and Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

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    #28 The Wright Brothers

    The lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright as told through the book The Wright Brothers

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    #27 Paul English (Kayak)

    The life of Paul English as told in the book A Truck Full of Money: Coding, Mania, Love, Genius: The Life of an American Entrepreneur

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    #24 Danny Lewin (Akamai Technologies)

    The life of Danny Lewin as told through the book No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet.

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    #22 Evan Spiegel (Snapchat)

    The life of Evan Spiegel as told through the book How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story.

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    #18 Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia)

    The life of Yvon Chouinard as told in his book Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman.

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    #15 Leonardo da Vinci

    The life of Leonardo da Vinci as told in the book Leonardo da Vinci.

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    #14 Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)

    The life of Mark Zuckerberg as told in the book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal.

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    #10 Phil Knight (Nike)

    The life of Phil Knight as told in his book Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

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    #7 Ray Kroc (McDonald's)

    The life of Ray Kroc as told through the book Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's

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    #6 Sam Walton (Walmart)

    The life of Sam Walton as told through the book Sam Walton: Made In America

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    #3 Thomas Edison

    The life of Thomas Edison as told in the book The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented The Modern World

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