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Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: ReWork von Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson


Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
4.5 (250 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in ReWork?

Rework (2010) throws out the traditional notions of what it takes to run a business and offers a collection of unorthodox advice, ranging from productivity to communication and product development.

These lessons are based on the authors’ own experiences in building, running and growing their company to a point where it generates millions of dollars in profits annually.

Wer ReWork lesen sollte

  • Anyone who has ever considered starting their own company
  • Anyone interested in what work should be like in the 21st century
  • Anyone trying to create an environment of productivity

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Hatching Twitter von Nick Bilton

Hatching Twitter

Nick Bilton
A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal
4.5 (15 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Hatching Twitter?

Hatching Twitter tells the story of the four men responsible for Twitter as we know it. It’s a tale of backstabbing, superstar glory and billions of dollars that chronicles the drama and defining decisions that made Twitter what it is today.

Wer Hatching Twitter lesen sollte

  • Anyone who uses Twitter
  • Anyone who is interested in Twitter’s impact and origins
  • Anyone who works in a start-up
  • Anyone interested in the dangers of mixing business and friendship

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Think Like Zuck von Ekaterina Walter

Think Like Zuck

Ekaterina Walter
The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO
4.2 (56 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Think Like Zuck?

Think Like Zuck takes an in-depth look at the five principles that made Facebook the successful company it is today. With plenty of insight into founder Mark Zuckerberg’s inspiring approach to leadership and examples from other top technology companies, the author creates a roadmap for success for any aspiring entrepreneur.

Wer Think Like Zuck lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs and start-up pioneers
  • Facebook fans
  • Anyone who wants to gain insight into Facebook, and how Mark Zuckerberg thinks

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Big Weed von Christian Hageseth

Big Weed

Christian Hageseth
An Entrepreneur’s High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business
4.1 (14 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Big Weed?

Big Weed (2015) is a first-person account of entrepreneur Christian Hageseth’s success in the evolving business of legal marijuana. He reveals all the essentials you need to know about a future in this new market, and explains a bit about the basics of marijuana that any budding entrepreneur should know.

Wer Big Weed lesen sollte

  • Marijuana enthusiasts and supporters of legalization
  • Entrepreneurs looking for a new business opportunity
  • Law enforcement officials curious about marijuana’s business side

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Elon Musk von Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk

Ashlee Vance
Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
4.3 (491 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Elon Musk?

Elon Musk (2015) gives us an insight into the brilliant and difficult character of today’s most innovative entrepreneur. Interwoven with details of his turbulent private life, these blinks reveal why Elon Musk is so determined to save the human race, how he’s worked towards this goal so far, as well as what’s on the horizon for potentially the richest and most powerful man of our future.

Wer Elon Musk lesen sollte

  • Thinkers with crazy ideas (who need some support in getting them off the ground)
  • Proponents of the aerospace, automotive and solar industries
  • People curious about Elon Musk

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: The Smartest Guys in the Room von Bethany Mclean, Peter Elkind

The Smartest Guys in the Room

Bethany Mclean, Peter Elkind
The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron
4.4 (69 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Smartest Guys in the Room?

The Smartest Guys in the Room (2003) tells the remarkable tale of energy trader Enron – once a poster child for market innovation on Wall Street – and its dramatic fall from stratospheric heights. These blinks detail a gripping story of financial deceit, while shedding light on the personalities that built Enron’s corporate culture and set it up for disaster.

Wer The Smartest Guys in the Room lesen sollte

  • Anyone hoping to learn more about the cataclysmic downfall of Enron
  • People interested in the widespread use of fraudulent business practices
  • Any business leader, executive, CEO, analyst or accountant

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Gutenberg the Geek von Jeff Jarvis

Gutenberg the Geek

Jeff Jarvis
4.0 (59 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Gutenberg the Geek?

Gutenberg the Geek (2012) examines the life and business of Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press, and, by drawing numerous parallels between him and modern Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, explains how he was a pioneer of tech entrepreneurship.

Wer Gutenberg the Geek lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs, innovators and venture capitalists
  • Anyone interested in history

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Getting There von Gillian Zoe Segal

Getting There

Gillian Zoe Segal
A Book of Mentors
3.4 (14 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Getting There?

Getting There (2015) provides inspiring portraits of successful entrepreneurs, artists, writers and CEOs who through hard work and perseverance pursued their true passions against all odds. This collection of first-person stories aims to show how you too can “get there” and live your dreams.

Wer Getting There lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs starting their own business
  • Young people deciding what to do with their future
  • Anyone at the start of an ambitious project

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: The Airbnb Story von Leigh Gallagher

The Airbnb Story

Leigh Gallagher
How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy
4.3 (58 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Airbnb Story?

The Airbnb Story (2017) tells the extraordinary tale behind the rise of Airbnb. These blinks describe how, within about a decade, three recent college graduates went from being behind on their rent to developing the most popular vacation accommodation platform in history.

Wer The Airbnb Story lesen sollte

  • Tech whizzes with a breakthrough business idea  
  • Investors interested in the start-up world
  • Avid travelers

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Alibaba von Duncan Clark


Duncan Clark
The House That Jack Ma Built
4.3 (48 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Alibaba?

Alibaba (2016) charts the astronomical rise to worldwide retail supremacy of Jack Ma and his online business, Alibaba. From his humble beginnings as a school teacher, Jack Ma proved to be a visionary entrepreneur who was far ahead of his time. This is the tale of a man who saw the potential of the internet when everyone else was still scratching their heads over e-mail, and although he ran into one problem after another, he never lost his drive to be better than the rest.

Wer Alibaba lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors interested in e-commerce
  • Anyone who likes a good underdog story

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Finding My Virginity von Richard Branson

Finding My Virginity

Richard Branson
The New Autobiography
4.5 (71 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Finding My Virginity?

Finding My Virginity (2017) is the long-awaited sequel to Richard Branson’s first autobiography, Losing My Virginity. It picks up right where the earlier book left off, at the start of a new century with the digital marketplace opening up and an array of new business possibilities presenting themselves, including the opportunity to launch a company to take people into space.

"This is a remarkable book-in-blinks with both insight and inspiration.” – Sophie, Blinkist user, Kenya

Wer Finding My Virginity lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Activists
  • Readers interested in a remarkable life story

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Founders at Work von Jessica Livingston

Founders at Work

Jessica Livingston
Stories of Startups’ Early Days
4.1 (81 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Founders at Work?

Founders at Work (2007) is a revealing look at what went on in the early days of over 30 influential US startups. In their own words, the founders of landmark companies such as Hotmail and Blogger.com tell their stories about the many ups and downs and twists and turns it took to make their ideas a reality. They also share the lessons they learned and the insight they’ve gained looking back on the trials and tribulations of those chaotic early days.

Wer Founders at Work lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs and aspiring inventors
  • Business students
  • Anyone looking for inspiration

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: To Pixar and Beyond von Lawrence Levy

To Pixar and Beyond

Lawrence Levy
My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History
4.6 (52 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in To Pixar and Beyond?

To Pixar and Beyond (2016) tells the story of how Lawrence Levy and Steve Jobs turned an unknown and struggling computer imaging company – Pixar – into an animation studio worth billions of dollars. Along the way, the company faced numerous internal and external challenges, tackling each with creative and strategic decisions that ultimately led to its success.

Wer To Pixar and Beyond lesen sollte

  • Leaders of organizations or start-ups
  • Animation fans inspired by Pixar’s work
  • Entertainment buffs interested in the business side of things

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: How I Built This von Guy Raz

How I Built This

Guy Raz
The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs
4.3 (196 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in How I Built This?

How I Built This (2020) is a journey along the circuitous road to entrepreneurial success. Based on the top business podcast on iTunes, with 200 million downloads to date, How I Built This chronicles the ascension of dozens of the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs, examining their darkest moments as well as their greatest triumphs. 

Wer How I Built This lesen sollte

  • Start-up employees with big ideas of their own 
  • People who want to leave their jobs but are too scared
  • Anyone interested in entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Resilient von Sevetri Wilson


Sevetri Wilson
How to Overcome Anything and Build a Million Dollar Business With or Without Capital
4.1 (79 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Resilient?

Resilient (2021) is an intimate account of entrepreneur Sevetri Wilson’s journey from self-funding her first company to securing ongoing capital for her second. It provides early-stage founders insight into every step of building a business – from initial concept to securing the finances needed to scale.

Wer Resilient lesen sollte

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Innovators looking to turn their ideas into marketable solutions
  • Startup founders who need to raise capital

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Liftoff von Eric Berger


Eric Berger
Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX
4.5 (143 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Liftoff?

Liftoff (2021) tells the story of SpaceX’s beginnings – from the day that Elon Musk resolved to send rockets to Mars, through the first failed launch attempts on the tropical island of Omelek, to the make-or-break fourth flight. From a scrappy new venture to the world-renowned rocket company we know today, Liftoff has the inside scoop on SpaceX.

Wer Liftoff lesen sollte

  • Fans of SpaceX and Elon Musk
  • Tech enthusiasts and budding aerospace engineers
  • Would-be space explorers

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Choose Possibility von Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

Choose Possibility

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
Seek Change, Take Risk, and Thrive (Even When You Fail)
4.6 (115 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Choose Possibility?

Choose Possibility (2021) provides a roadmap to building the smarts and courage it takes to become a master of risk. Drawn from tech leader Sukhinder Singh Cassidy’s winding path through business, it debunks the myth that risk is all about singular, life-altering choices. Instead, it shows how risk-taking is a process, a practice and a skill that can unlock your professional potential.

Wer Choose Possibility lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors
  • People daunted by the unknowns of their work life 
  • Anyone who fears they’ve been too timid or reckless in taking professional risks

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: The Innovation Stack von Jim McKelvey

The Innovation Stack

Jim McKelvey
Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time
4.6 (147 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Innovation Stack?

The Innovation Stack (2020) explores what it takes to be a true entrepreneur – that is, to find a problem no one else has solved, and do everything you can to solve it. It reveals how two friends built a billion-dollar financial-services company from the ground up through courage, ingenuity, and a touch of humor. 

Wer The Innovation Stack lesen sollte

  • Would-be entrepreneurs looking to build their first company
  • Established entrepreneurs seeking fresh inspiration
  • Anyone interested in the evolution of a multibillion-dollar company

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: The Common Path to Uncommon Success von John Lee Dumas

The Common Path to Uncommon Success

John Lee Dumas
A Roadmap to Financial Freedom and Fulfillment
4.2 (168 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Common Path to Uncommon Success?

The Common Path to Uncommon Success (2021) arms you with the tools to create valuable content and turn it into financial independence. Drawing on more than 3,000 interviews with successful entrepreneurs, it lays bare the path to transforming your big idea into a profitable business.

Wer The Common Path to Uncommon Success lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs looking to make their big idea a reality
  • Career professionals seeking an escape from the daily grind
  • Content creators eager to up their game

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: The Cult of We von Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell

The Cult of We

Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell
WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion
4.2 (126 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Cult of We?

The Cult of We (2021) tells the story of how the office-space company WeWork became the world’s most valued startup – only to come crashing down a few years later. Written by the reporters who broke the story of WeWork’s disastrous downfall in 2019, it explores WeWork's trajectory through a journalistic and financial lens, demonstrating how the most prominent investors in the world were blinded to the company’s risks for nearly a decade.

Wer The Cult of We lesen sollte

  • People interested in economics
  • Startup and entrepreneurship enthusiasts
  • Anyone curious about startup financing

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Scale for Success von Jan Cavelle

Scale for Success

Jan Cavelle
Expert Insights into Growing Your Business
4.2 (178 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Scale for Success?

Scale for Success (2021) is a guide to turning your small business into a far bigger and more successful enterprise than it is today. From crowdfunding to job descriptions, it covers the ins and outs – and highs and lows – of scaling up any firm.

Wer Scale for Success lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs trying to break into the big league
  • Anyone working at a small business or early-stage start-up
  • Veteran businesspeople interested in mentoring small business owners

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: The Contrarian von Max Chafkin

The Contrarian

Max Chafkin
Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power
3.4 (137 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Contrarian?

The Contrarian (2021) is a biography of controversial venture capitalist, tech investor, and PayPal founder Peter Thiel. It explains how Thiel’s politics have informed his career – and how he became one of the most powerful people in the US.

Wer The Contrarian lesen sollte

  • People looking for gossip on Silicon Valley
  • US politics junkies
  • Those interested in the intersection of tech and power

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Masters of Scale von Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale

Reid Hoffman
Surprising Truths from the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs
4.3 (470 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Masters of Scale?

Masters of Scale (2021) is part fascinating anecdote, part how-to guide for entrepreneurs who are preparing to launch their product or scale up their company. With case studies and stories behind some of the world’s biggest companies, it isolates the principles behind successfully scaling up.

Wer Masters of Scale lesen sollte

  • Serial entrepreneurs
  • Investors looking to scale a startup
  • Executives seeking to grow their companies

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Power Play von Tim Higgins

Power Play

Tim Higgins
Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century
4.3 (276 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Power Play?

Power Play (2021) tells the story of Tesla’s rise from overambitious start-up to one of the most valuable players in the global auto industry. It charts the company’s rapid rise, its operational and financial struggles, and the leadership of its volatile CEO, Elon Musk.

Wer Power Play lesen sollte

  • People interested in tech start-up history
  • Auto industry and car aficionados
  • Entrepreneurs interested in tech innovation

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You) von Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy

Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You)

Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy
A How-To Guide from the First Family of Podcasting
4.2 (96 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You)?

Everybody Has a Podcast (2021) is an inspiring, hands-on guide to making your own podcast. From choosing a topic to building an audience, podcasting doesn’t have to be intimidating. Even if you’re short on cash and not particularly tech-savvy, you can create something great with a bit of tenacity and persistence.

Wer Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You) lesen sollte

  • Anyone who harbors a secret desire to make their own podcast
  • Die-hard fans of the McElroy family
  • Would-be podcast hosts who are short on skills and money

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: The Cold Start Problem von Andrew Chen

The Cold Start Problem

Andrew Chen
How to Start and Scale Network Effects
4.0 (189 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Cold Start Problem?

The Cold Start Problem (2021) explains what network effects are, how they work in practice, while illustrating them with real-world examples, from companies like Zoom, Airbnb and Uber. From getting tech companies off the ground in the 21st century, to the population dynamics of meerkats, The Cold Start Problem is an in-depth look at the way networks develop and interact with each other.

Wer The Cold Start Problem lesen sollte

  • Startup leaders looking for rapid growth 
  • Established CEOs looking to reawaken sluggish companies
  • Anyone interested in network dynamics

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Super Founders von Ali Tamaseb

Super Founders

Ali Tamaseb
What Data Reveals About Billion-Dollar Startups
4.5 (251 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Super Founders?

Super Founders (2021) offers an in-depth analysis behind the success of billion-dollar startups. After crunching over 30,000 data points, it unravels the multitude of false notions surrounding tech unicorns and reveals what it really takes to make it in Silicon Valley. 

Wer Super Founders lesen sollte

  • Investors seeking to sharpen their eye for opportunities
  • Entrepreneurs looking for actionable advice
  • Startup veterans hoping to learn from their mistakes

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Disrupt You! von Jay Samit

Disrupt You!

Jay Samit
Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation
4.5 (261 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Disrupt You!?

Disrupt You! (2015) is an entrepreneur’s guide to driving innovation and impact. It draws on some of the biggest success stories in business and offers actionable tips for solving real-world problems and finding opportunity in failure. 

Wer Disrupt You! lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs seeking to drive disruption
  • Optimists who want to find opportunity in failure
  • Anyone who looks at successful start-ups and asks, “What’s their secret?”

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Working Backwards von Colin Bryar

Working Backwards

Colin Bryar
And Other Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon
4.4 (137 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Working Backwards?

Working Backwards (2021) tells the story of how Amazon changed the way people live. It explores founder Jeff Bezos’ leadership philosophy, and reveals how this philosophy has informed Amazon’s most iconic products and services

Wer Working Backwards lesen sollte

  • Executive coaches looking for fresh insights
  • Entrepreneurs hoping to turbo-charge their business
  • Managers wanting to boost their teams’ performance

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Build von Tony Fadell


Tony Fadell
An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making
4.2 (326 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Build?

Build (2022) is a self-styled “mentor in a box” –⁠ an encyclopedia of business advice about everything from getting a job and managing a team to telling a story around your product and being a successful CEO. A mentor is an absolute must-have for anyone who aspires to start and run a business –⁠ but not everyone has one available right away. That’s what Build is for.

Wer Build lesen sollte

  • New graduates who aspire to found their own businesses
  • CEOs thinking about quitting and starting something new
  • Anyone who wants to see their idea for a product, service, or company come to fruition

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Make No Small Plans von Elliott Bisnow, Brett Leve, Jeff Rosenthal and Jeremy Schwartz

Make No Small Plans

Elliott Bisnow, Brett Leve, Jeff Rosenthal and Jeremy Schwartz
Lessons on Thinking Big, Chasing Dreams, and Building Community
4.1 (303 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Make No Small Plans?

Make No Small Plans (2022) is the inside story of how a group of young entrepreneurs created one of the world’s most exciting platforms for global events and conferences – the Summit Series. This isn’t just a chance for them to recount their company’s history, though. Packed with actionable takeaways and business wisdom, this is a book designed to inspire readers on their own entrepreneurial journeys.

Wer Make No Small Plans lesen sollte

  • Recent graduates unsure which path they should follow
  • Entrepreneurs and self-starters looking for inspiration
  • Anyone interested in building better business relationships

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: The Perfect Day to Boss Up von Rick Ross, with Neil Martinez-Belkin

The Perfect Day to Boss Up

Rick Ross, with Neil Martinez-Belkin
A Hustler's Guide to Building Your Empire
4.2 (284 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Perfect Day to Boss Up?

The Perfect Day to Boss Up (2021) is a swaggering, no-nonsense road map to becoming the CEO of your life. Drawing on hip-hop icon Rick Ross’s life, it divulges behind-the-scenes stories, advice, and mindsets that’ll guide you on your own path to success.

Wer The Perfect Day to Boss Up lesen sollte

  • Dreamers seeking straight-talking inspiration, insight, and intel on achieving success
  • Fans of the song “Hustlin’” who’re curious how the Boss’s hustle plays out in real life 
  • Go-getters seeking an alternative to cookie-cutter self-improvement manuals

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Build for Tomorrow von Jason Feifer

Build for Tomorrow

Jason Feifer
An Action Plan for Embracing Change, Adapting Fast, and Future-Proofing Your Career
4.5 (376 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Build for Tomorrow?

Build for Tomorrow (2022) is an action plan detailing how to navigate the four phases of change: Panic, Adaptation, New Normal, and Wouldn't Go Back. It details stories of dramatic changes in the past that brought us the things we enjoy today, as well as lessons learned from various entrepreneurs who lived through monumental changes and emerged successful.

Wer Build for Tomorrow lesen sollte

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurial giants looking to innovate
  • Anyone facing a scary change

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: The Journey Beyond Fear von John Hagel III

The Journey Beyond Fear

John Hagel III
Leverage the Three Pillars of Positivity to Build Your Success
4.1 (298 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Journey Beyond Fear?

The Journey Beyond Fear (2021) is a guide to overcoming fear and reaching your full potential. During his 40-year career in Silicon Valley, Hagel has identified three practical tools that anyone can benefit from. Here, he explains exactly how to use them, so you can make the most of exciting new opportunities in your professional and personal life.

Wer The Journey Beyond Fear lesen sollte

  • Business people looking for motivation, inspiration or direction
  • People who want to overcome fear to achieve their full potential
  • Anyone interested in the opportunities offered by learning platforms

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: No Red Lights von Alan Patricof

No Red Lights

Alan Patricof
Reflections on Life, 50 Years in Venture Capital, and Never Driving Alone
4.1 (118 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in No Red Lights?

No Red Lights (2022) is part-autobiography, part-guidebook to assembling the core fundamentals of your career. Geared primarily toward aspiring venture capitalists but helpful for anyone interested in business, it’s packed with instructive lessons and useful advice. Simultaneously, it is a glimpse into the life of man who’s spent 50 years learning –⁠ and living –⁠ the tricks of the trade.

Wer No Red Lights lesen sollte

  • Aspiring venture capitalists and other businesspeople
  • Business students in search of tried-and-true advice
  • Memoir and autobiography fans

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Unprepared to Entrepreneur von Sonya Barlow

Unprepared to Entrepreneur

Sonya Barlow
A Method to the Madness of Starting Your Own Business
4.1 (211 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Unprepared to Entrepreneur?

Unprepared to Entrepreneur (2021) is a frank, lively guide to starting a business for those who fear they don’t have the requisite knowledge, worry they’ll fail, or aren’t sure how to begin. Packed with practical tips and personal anecdotes, it shows you that to be successful in the business world, you don’t need a perfect plan or an expensive degree. You just need a vision, the motivation –⁠ or madness –⁠ to make it happen, and the resilience to always get back up on your feet.

Wer Unprepared to Entrepreneur lesen sollte

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs who identify as women or minorities
  • Young people wondering what it takes to run a business
  • Anyone struggling with imposter syndrome

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Burn Rate von Andy Dunn

Burn Rate

Andy Dunn
Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind
4.5 (204 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Burn Rate?

Burn Rate (2022) is the no-holds-barred story of Andy Dunn, cofounder of menswear startup Bonobos, and his struggles with bipolar disorder. Long in denial about his diagnosis, Dunn eventually faced up to the condition – but not before it had nearly cost him everything.

Wer Burn Rate lesen sollte

  • People interested in mental health
  • Startup aficionados
  • Memoir lovers

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Power Failure von William D. Cohan

Power Failure

William D. Cohan
The Rise and Fall of an American Icon
4.4 (231 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Power Failure?

Power Failure (2022) details the rise and fall of General Electric – once a great success story of international business.  But its legacy went badly awry, as even casual consumers of business news will remember. Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon (2022) gives a startlingly detailed account inside the behemoth corporation, examining what went right – and then wrong.

Wer Power Failure lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the inside workings of business
  • Leaders who want to learn from the experience of CEOs going through difficult times 
  • Employees who want to better understand the forces at play inside the companies that dictate their future

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: The Direct to Consumer Playbook von Mike Stevens

The Direct to Consumer Playbook

Mike Stevens
The Stories and Strategies of the Brands that Wrote the DTC Rules
4.0 (55 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Direct to Consumer Playbook?

The Direct to Consumer Playbook (2022) takes a look at how some of the world’s top e-commerce brands got to where they are today. Through a series of inspiring interviews with DTC founders, you’ll discover stories of both failure and success – and be much better placed to build your own DTC company.

Wer The Direct to Consumer Playbook lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs looking for tips on how to build their own DTC business
  • Founders in need of inspiration on how to move forward
  • Anyone interested in how DTC brands sell their products

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Confidence Man von Maggie Haberman

Confidence Man

Maggie Haberman
The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America
3.7 (300 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Confidence Man?

Confidence Man (2022) is a full account of Trump’s life in the spotlight. It tracks his career from early New York real estate deals to his tumultuous tenure in the White House. It shows how his aggressive personality was molded early on and only intensified as the stage grew bigger.

Wer Confidence Man lesen sollte

  • Politics junkies
  • People interested in the January 6 attack on the US Capitol
  • Anyone interested in the unique life of Donald J. Trump

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Unfiltered von Rachel Pedersen


Rachel Pedersen
Proven Strategies to Start and Grow Your Business by Not Following the Rules
4.3 (189 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Unfiltered?

Unfiltered (2022) blends a practical business handbook with Rachel Pedersen’s inspirational journey from a single-mom on welfare to the CEO of two multi-million dollar companies. Using the challenges she’s faced and the lessons she’s learned along the way, Pedersen gives aspiring entrepreneurs the tools to start and grow their dream business on their own terms.

Wer Unfiltered lesen sollte

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Business owners looking to grow
  • Anyone in need of an inspirational story

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: When the Heavens Went on Sale von Ashlee Vance

When the Heavens Went on Sale

Ashlee Vance
The Misfits and Geniuses Racing to Put Space Within Reach
3.7 (114 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in When the Heavens Went on Sale?

When the Heavens Went on Sale (2023) is a trip into the wild new Space Age sparked by Elon Musk and accelerated by like-minded space geniuses. Buckle up for a mind-blowing journey through space tech innovation and the future of humanity.

Wer When the Heavens Went on Sale lesen sollte

  • Aspiring cosmic entrepreneurs 
  • Rocket mavericks
  • Researchers of space governance

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Third Shift Entrepreneur von Todd Connor

Third Shift Entrepreneur

Todd Connor
Keep Your Day Job, Build Your Dream Job
3.9 (19 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Third Shift Entrepreneur?

Third Shift Entrepreneur (2021) offers an effective mindset and strategies for starting or growing your business – without having to quit your day job. It weaves key observations throughout a fictional narrative about a group of entrepreneurs, then breaks out these points for closer examination with examples from real-world startup scenarios.

Wer Third Shift Entrepreneur lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in starting a side hustle
  • People struggling to launch their business 
  • Small business owners looking to take their company to the next level

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: 7 Powers von Hamilton Helmer

7 Powers

Hamilton Helmer
The Foundations of Business Strategy
4.5 (166 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in 7 Powers?

The 7 Powers (2016) is about the strategic positions that have won great success for many companies and brought great failure to others. It gives case studies for each power as well as insights into why these powers did or didn’t work.

Wer 7 Powers lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs
  • The Executive Suite
  • Business Students

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Emotion by Design von Greg Hoffman

Emotion by Design

Greg Hoffman
Creative Leadership Lessons from a Lifetime at Nike
4.1 (53 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Emotion by Design?

Emotion by Design (2022) explores the creative philosophies that can differentiate your brand from the rest. It features lessons and stories from the author’s design and marketing experience at Nike.   

Wer Emotion by Design lesen sollte

  • Business owners and leaders
  • Brand marketers
  • Anyone interested in marketing and design

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Nike: Going Public von The Blinkist Team

Nike: Going Public

The Blinkist Team
The Story Behind Shoe Dog
4.1 (212 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Nike: Going Public?

The Story of "Nike: Going Public" recounts the journey of sports industry titan Nike as it transitioned from a private to a public company, an important move to rescue the business. Navigating the hurdles of going public was no easy task, as this narrative unveils the trials faced by Phil Knight, Nike's CEO, and his eventual triumph.

Wer Nike: Going Public lesen sollte

  • Budding entrepreneurs looking to start a business
  • Fans of entrepreneurial stories
  • Athletes and sports fans

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Reminiscences of a Stock Operator von Edwin Lefèvre

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Edwin Lefèvre
3.8 (130 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Reminiscences of a Stock Operator?

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (1923) looks at the life and trading strategies of Jesse Livermore, a professional stock and commodities trader, through the pseudonymous character of Larry Livingston. It explores the psychological challenges and strategic complexities of trading, offering timeless insights into market behavior and the discipline required for success in the financial world.

Wer Reminiscences of a Stock Operator lesen sollte

  • Aspiring traders seeking market wisdom
  • Investors interested in trading history
  • Business students applying real-world trading

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Invent and Wander von Jeff Bezos

Invent and Wander

Jeff Bezos
The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos
3.2 (276 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Invent and Wander?

Invent and Wander (2020) is a collection of writings and insights by Amazon's founder that encapsulates his professional journey and vision for progress and innovation. Through Jeff Bezos's annual shareholder letters, speeches, and interviews, the book explores his philosophy of continuous innovation and an obsession with customer satisfaction, and provides a roadmap for anyone interested in navigating the rapidly changing world of technology and business.

Wer Invent and Wander lesen sollte

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking inspiration and practical business insights
  • Students of business, leadership, or technology
  • Anyone interested in the evolution and workings of tech giants

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Sol Price von Robert E. Price

Sol Price

Robert E. Price
Retail Revolutionary and Social Innovator
4.2 (40 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Sol Price?

Sol Price: Retail Revolutionary & Social Innovator (2012) is a deep-dive into the life and legacy of Sol Price, a pivotal figure who reshaped consumer behavior in the United States and across the world. Authored by his son, it illuminates Price's disruptive retail strategies that birthed FedMart and Price Club, and spotlights his steadfast commitment to employee welfare and customer value, a practice that became an ethical cornerstone of his expansive business empire.

Wer Sol Price lesen sollte

  • Those curious about the mechanics of the retail industry and its evolution
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs looking for inspiration and insight 
  • Philanthropists interested in understanding how successful individuals like Sol Price used their wealth for social good

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Play Nice But Win von Michael Dell

Play Nice But Win

Michael Dell
A CEO's Journey from Founder to Leader
3.8 (193 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Play Nice But Win?

Play Nice But Win (2021) takes you into the thrilling world of tech entrepreneurship, offering a front-row seat to a saga of innovation, resilience, and reinvention. From humble beginnings to industry-shaping breakthroughs, you'll uncover invaluable lessons within the rollercoaster journey of one of technology's biggest disruptors. It's a riveting exploration that strikes the perfect balance between playing nice and winning big in business, and in life.

Wer Play Nice But Win lesen sollte

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts
  • Business students and academics
  • Tech industry professionals and corporate leaders

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: The Toyota Way von Jeffrey K. Liker

The Toyota Way

Jeffrey K. Liker
14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer
4.5 (178 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Toyota Way?

The Toyota Way (2003) delves into Toyota's unique approach to lean manufacturing and continuous improvement. It shares the foundational principles that drive Toyota's exceptional operational and organizational culture, emphasizing long-term thinking, respect for people, and problem-solving. These principles have revolutionized business, and have been adapted and applied beyond manufacturing to various sectors and industries.

Wer The Toyota Way lesen sollte

  • Anyone curious about Lean Manufacturing 
  • Business leaders seeking process improvement strategies
  • Management students and professionals studying best practices

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Electronic Value Exchange von David L. Stearns

Electronic Value Exchange

David L. Stearns
Origins of the VISA Electronic Payment System
4.4 (8 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Electronic Value Exchange?

Electronic Value Exchange (2011) follows the story of Dee Ward Hock, a junior college graduate from a low-income family who created one of the most important financial organizations the world has ever seen: Visa. With historical context about America’s banking system and early credit cards, it reveals how BankAmericard went from near disaster to global success – and became the trusted Visa card we all know today.

Wer Electronic Value Exchange lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the global financial system
  • Students of organizational practices and joint ventures
  • History buffs curious about the connection between technology and money

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Happy Sexy Millionaire von Steven Bartlett

Happy Sexy Millionaire

Steven Bartlett
Unexpected Truths about Fulfillment, Love, and Success
4.4 (350 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Happy Sexy Millionaire?

Happy Sexy Millionaire (2021) is part unfiltered memoir, part practical guide, and part desperate plea to today’s connected generation. Challenging pervasive narratives around what we “should” be chasing, it posits that fulfillment, genuine relationships, and intrinsic success are the true markers of a life well lived, and offers a range of strategies to get you on your way. 

Wer Happy Sexy Millionaire lesen sollte

  • Those feeling they may be chasing the wrong things 
  • Entrepreneurs carving out their own definition of “success” 
  • Individuals interested in self-discovery and personal development

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: VISA von Paul Chutkow


Paul Chutkow
The Power of an Idea
4.4 (180 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in VISA?

Visa (2001) chronicles the humble beginnings of the founder of the Bank of America whose vision to financially empower the people gave rise to an idea that today connects over 22,000 banks and financial institutions.

Wer VISA lesen sollte

  • History buffs particularly interested in financial history
  • E-commerce enthusiasts who want to know more about technology’s role in the success of Visa
  • Finance professionals and students looking for a deeper understanding of the growth of payment systems

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: The Heart of Business von Hubert Joly & Caroline Lambert

The Heart of Business

Hubert Joly & Caroline Lambert
Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism
4.3 (21 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Heart of Business?

The Heart of Business (2021) recounts how former Best Buy CEO, Hubert Joly, led the electronics retailer to a remarkable turnaround by building a people-centric culture focused on a higher purpose. It provides a roadmap for value-driven leadership that engages employees, serves customers, and creates sustainable value for all stakeholders.

Wer The Heart of Business lesen sollte

  • Leaders seeking purpose-driven business approaches
  • Struggling business owners or entrepreneurs seeking transformation
  • Students of modern management principles

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: Going Infinite von Michael Lewis

Going Infinite

Michael Lewis
The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon
3.8 (227 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Going Infinite?

Going Infinite (2023) offers a behind-the-scenes look at the scandal surrounding Sam Bankman-Fried and the epic collapse of his cryptocurrency companies. It aims to answer the question: How can a man go from earning billions of dollars in a matter of years to losing it all in a matter of months?

Wer Going Infinite lesen sollte

  • News junkies interested in current financial events
  • Anyone who likes a good rise-and-fall story
  • People curious about the Sam Bankman-Fried trial

Entrepreneurial Stories Bücher: The Greatest Capitalist Who Ever Lived von Ralph Watson McElvenny & Marc Wortman

The Greatest Capitalist Who Ever Lived

Ralph Watson McElvenny & Marc Wortman
Tom Watson Jr. and the Epic Story of How IBM Created the Digital Age
4.4 (14 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Greatest Capitalist Who Ever Lived?

The Greatest Capitalist Who Ever Lived (2023) narrates the remarkable journey of Thomas Watson Jr., the visionary leader of IBM who shook up the worlds of technology and business in the mid-twentieth century. Delving into his decision to develop the IBM System 360, a pioneering mainframe computer, it shows us how Watson’s IBM laid the foundations for today’s digital age. But this book isn’t only a study of business strategy – it’s also a fascinating portrait of a complex man and his equally complex relationship with his domineering father.

Wer The Greatest Capitalist Who Ever Lived lesen sollte

  • Fans of business history and corporate leadership stories
  • Admirers of IBM and tech industry evolution
  • Readers interested in personal transformation and family dynamics

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