Photo Credit: Inspiration Point - Jenny Lake by norrisbaby

Photo Credit: Inspiration Point – Jenny Lake by norrisbaby

Entrepreneur’s Lindsay Lavine’s list of 10 “must read” biographies (and memoirs) are meant to inspire entrepreneurs via these business leaders’ trials and triumphs. The list:

Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson (2011)

Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way, by Richard Branson (2011)

Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew the Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion, by Arthur Blank and Bernie Marcus (1999)

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose, by Tony Hsieh (2010)

By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop, by Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson (2012)

Idea Man: A Memoir by the Co-Founder of Microsoft, by Paul Allen (2011)

Wild Company: The Untold Story of Banana Republic, by Mel and Patricia Ziegler (2012)

Start Something That Matters, by Blake Mycoskie (2011)

Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 Into a Billion Dollar Business, by Barbara Corcoran with Bruce Littlefield (2011)

The Martha Rules, by Martha Stewart (2005)

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