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Business advice straight from the horses mouth. This is a list of books written by CEOs and founders of successful companies. There's everything from older companies like Chrysler, McDonalds and General Motors and some newer names as well like the Martha Stewart empire, IBM, Dell, Zappos and Starbucks. I've read a few and am planning on diving into all of them at some time or another.

The Martha Rules
Jack: Straight from the Gut
Selling Sunshine: 75 Tips, Tools, and Tactics for Becoming a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur
Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time
Direct from Dell: Strategies that Revolutionized an Industry (Collins Business Essentials)
Work in Progress: Risking Failure, Surviving Success
Working Together
Pizza Tiger
Raising the Bar: Integrity and Passion in Life and Business: The Story of Clif Bar Inc.
Grinding It Out: The Making Of McDonald's
My Years with General Motors
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Father, Son & Co.: My Life at IBM and Beyond
Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy
Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company
Iacocca
By the Seat of Your Pants: The No-Nonsense Business Management Guide
Z.B.A.: Zen of Business Administration - How Zen Practice Can Transform Your Work And Your Life
Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
Sam Walton: Made In America
The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company (Collins Business Essentials)
No-Excuses Management: Proven Systems for Starting Fast, Growing Quickly, and Surviving Hard Times
Dave's Way
Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion
Vital Integrities

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Grant (Washington)
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Last updated: 12/26/10
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