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Learn from history's greatest entrepreneurs. Every week I read a biography of an entrepreneur and find ideas you can use in your work. This quote explains why: "There are thousands of years of history in which lots and lots of very smart people worked very hard and ran all types of experiments on how to create new businesses, invent new technology, new ways to manage etc. They ran these experiments throughout their entire lives. At some point, somebody put these lessons down in a book. For very little money and a few hours of time, you can learn from someone’s accumulated experience. There is so much more to learn from the past than we often realize. You could productively spend your time reading experiences of great people who have come before and you learn every time." —Marc Andreessen

Episodes

Date Title Description  
yesterday #288 Ralph Lauren What I learned from reading Ralph Lauren: The Man Behind the Mystique ...by Jeffrey Trachtenberg. more Transcribed
1/23/23 #287 The Founder of Rolls-Royce What I learned from rereading Rolls-Royce: The Magic of a Name: The Fi...rst Forty Years of Britain s Most Prestigious Company by Peter Pugh. more Transcribed
1/16/23 #286 Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger speaking directly to you What I learned from reading All I Want To Know Is Where I'm Going To D...ie So I'll Never Go There: Buffett & Munger – A Study in Simplicity and Uncommon, Common Sense by Peter Bevelin. more Transcribed
1/10/23 #285 How Jay Gould Built Wall Street's Biggest Fortune What I learned from reading American Rascal: How Jay Gould Built Wall ...Street's Biggest Fortune by Greg Steinmetz. more Transcribed
1/2/23 #284 Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership Tha... What I learned from rereading Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry... Clay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Changed America by Les Standiford. more Transcribed
12/26/22 #283 Andrew Carnegie What I learned from rereading The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by ...Andrew Carnegie. more
12/19/22 #282 Jeff Bezos Shareholder Letters What I learned from rereading Jeff Bezos' Shareholder Letters (for the... 3rd time!) more
12/12/22 #281 Working with Steve Jobs What I learned from rereading Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Desig...n Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs by Ken Kocienda. more
12/9/22 The Founder of Kinkos — Paul Orfalea What I learned from reading Copy This!: How I turned Dyslexia, ADHD, a...nd 100 square feet into a company called Kinkos by Paul Orfalea. more
12/6/22 #280 Jimi Hendrix: His Own Story What I learned from reading Starting At Zero: His Own Story by Jimi He...ndrix. more
11/29/22 #279 What I Learned Before I Sold to Warren Buffett What I learned from reading What I Learned Before I Sold to Warren Buf...fett: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Developing a Highly Successful Company by Barnett Helzberg Jr. more
11/22/22 #278 Peter Thiel: Zero To One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the ... What I learned from rereading Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How t...o Build the Future by Peter Thiel. more
11/17/22 #277 Paul Graham's Essays Part 3 What I learned from reading Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas From The C...omputer Age by Paul Graham more
11/9/22 #276 Paul Graham’s Essays part 2 What I learned from reading Paul Graham’s essays.
11/3/22 #275 Paul Graham's Essays What I learned from reading Paul Graham’s essays.
10/27/22 #274 A Silicon Valley Story What I learned from rereading The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Stor...y by Michael Lewis. more
10/26/22 #273 Kobe Bryant: Mamba Mentality: How I Play What I learned from rereading The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by Kobe ...Bryant. more
10/19/22 #272 The Life of Kobe Bryant What I learned from reading Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant by Rolan...d Lazenby. more
10/12/22 #271 Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century What I learned from reading Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer ...of the American Century by G. Pascal Zachary. more
10/6/22 #270 Pieces of the Action: The Autobiography of Vannevar Bush What I learned from reading Pieces of the Action by Vannevar Bush.
9/29/22 #269 Am I Being Too Subtle?: Straight Talk From a Business Rebel The A... What I learned from reading Am I Being Too Subtle?: Straight Talk From... a Business Rebel by Sam Zell. more
9/21/22 #268 Cable Cowboy: John Malone and the Rise of the Modern Cable Busine... What I learned from reading Cable Cowboy: John Malone and the Rise of ...the Modern Cable Business by Mark Robichaux. more
9/14/22 #267 Edison: A Biography What I learned from reading Edison: A Biography by Matthew Josephson.
9/8/22 #266 Henry Ford's Autobiography What I learned from rereading My Life and Work by Henry Ford.
8/30/22 #265 Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a V... What I learned from rereading Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a ...Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli. more
8/24/22 #264 The Story of Edwin Land and Polaroid What I learned from rereading Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christ...opher Bonanos. more
8/18/22 #263 Land's Polaroid: A Company and the Man Who Invented It What I learned from rereading Land's Polaroid: A Company and the Man W...ho Invented It by Peter C. Wensberg. more
8/11/22 #262 The Adventures of Herbie Cohen: World's Greatest Negotiator What I learned from reading The Adventures of Herbie Cohen: World's Gr...eatest Negotiator by Rich Cohen. more
8/4/22 #261 Autobiography of a Restless Mind Volume One and Two What I learned from rereading Autobiography of a Restless Mind: Reflec...tions on the Human Condition Volume 1 and Autobiography of a Restless Mind: Reflections on the Human Condition Volume 2 by Dee Hock. more
8/3/22 #260 One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization What I learned from rereading One from Many: VISA and the Rise of Chao...rdic Organization by Dee Hock. more
7/27/22 #259 The Autobiography of Bob Dylan What I learned from reading Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan.
7/22/22 #258 Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, ... What I learned from reading Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderst...ood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons by Edward J. Renehan Jr. more
7/15/22 #257 My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers, Hidden Worlds, and the Creat... What I learned from reading Explore/Create My Life in Pursuit of New F...rontiers, Hidden Worlds, and the Creative Spark by Richard Garriott. more
7/9/22 #256 The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays and the Birth of Public Rel... What I learned from reading The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays and ...the Birth of Public Relations by Larry Tye. more
7/2/22 #255 The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Bana... What I learned from rereading The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life an...d Times of America's Banana King by Rich Cohen. more
6/27/22 #254 John D. Rockefeller: The Founding Father of the Rockefellers What I learned from reading John D: The Founding Father of the Rockefe...llers by David Freeman Hawke. more
6/22/22 #253 When Money Was In Fashion: Henry Goldman, Goldman Sachs, and the ... What I learned from reading When Money Was In Fashion: Henry Goldman, ...Goldman Sachs, and the Founding of Wall Street by June Breton Fisher. more
6/17/22 #252 Socrates: A Man for Our Times What I learned from reading Socrates: A Man for Our Times by Paul John...son. more
6/13/22 #251 Ben Franklin and George Washington: The Founding Partnership What I learned from reading Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partne...rship by Edward Larson. more
6/8/22 #250 The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life and Times of Jacob Fugge... What I learned from reading The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life a...nd Times of Jacob Fugger by Greg Steinmetz. more
6/2/22 Steve Jobs's Heroes Steve Jobs and His Heroes.
6/1/22 #249 Steve Jobs In His Own Words What I learned from reading I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own Words by G...eorge Beahm. more
5/28/22 #248 Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller What I learned from reading Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller by ...Ron Chernow. more
5/19/22 #247 Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad t... What I learned from reading Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and ...the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean by Les Standiford. more
5/13/22 #246 Mark Leonard's Shareholder Letters What I learned from reading Constellation Software Inc. President's Le...tters by Mark Leonard. more
5/8/22 #245 Rick Rubin: In the Studio What I learned from reading Rick Rubin: In the Studio by Jake Brown.
5/3/22 #244 In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain... What I learned from reading In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Counter Look... at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules by Stacy Perman. more
4/25/22 #243 Risk Game: Self Portrait of an Entrepreneur What I learned from reading Risk Game: Self Portrait of an Entrepreneu...r by Francis Greenburger. more
4/21/22 #242 Francis Ford Coppola: A Filmmaker's Life What I learned from reading Francis Ford Coppola: A Filmmaker's Life b...y Michael Schumacher. more
4/14/22 #241 The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the... What I learned from reading Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtis...s, and the Battle to Control the Skies by Lawrence Goldstone. more
4/7/22 #240 Mozart: A Life What I learned from reading Mozart: A Life by Paul Johnson.
4/1/22 Steve Jobs and His Heroes Steve Jobs and His Heroes.
3/29/22 #239 The Wright Brothers What I learned from rereading The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.
3/23/22 #238 Jay Z: Decoded What I learned from reading Decoded by Jay Z.
3/16/22 #237 The Sugar King of Havana: The Rise and Fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba's... What I learned from reading The Sugar King of Havana: The Rise and Fal...l of Julio Lobo, Cuba's Last Tycoon by John Paul Rathbone. more
3/11/22 #236 Beyond Possible: One Man, Fourteen Peaks, and the Mountaineering ... What I learned from reading Beyond Possible: One Man, Fourteen Peaks, ...and the Mountaineering Achievement of a Lifetime by Nims Purja. more
3/7/22 #235 To Pixar And Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make ... What I learned from reading To Pixar And Beyond: My Unlikely Journey w...ith Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History by Lawrence Levy. more
2/28/22 #234 Sam Walton: Made In America What I learned from rereading Sam Walton: Made In America by Sam Walto...n. more
2/23/22 #233 The Founders: The Story of PayPal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shape... What I learned from reading The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the ...Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley by Jimmy Soni. more
2/16/22 #232 Alexander the Great: The Brief Life and Towering Exploits of Hist... What I learned from reading Alexander the Great: The Brief Life and To...wering Exploits of History's Greatest Conqueror--As Told By His Original Biographers by Arrian, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius Rufus. more
2/12/22 #231 Time to Make the Donuts: The Founder of Dunkin Donuts Shares an A... What I learned from reading Time to Make the Donuts: The Founder of Du...nkin Donuts Shares an American Journey by William Rosenberg. more
2/7/22 #230 The Autobiography of Lucille Ball What I learned from reading Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball.
1/30/22 #229 Mind Your Own Business: A Maverick's Guide to Business, Leadershi... What I learned from reading Mind Your Own Business: A Maverick's Guide... to Business, Leadership and Life by Sidney Harman more
1/27/22 #228 Michael Bloomberg's Autobiography What I learned from reading Bloomberg by Michael Bloomberg.
1/24/22 I read 66 biographies last year— Here are my top 10! A list of 10 episodes to start with.
1/20/22 #227 The Essays of Warren Buffett What I learned from reading The Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren Buf...fett and Lawrence Cunningham. more
1/12/22 #226 Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill a... What I learned from reading Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Juliu...s Caesar to Churchill and de Gaulle by Paul Johnson. more
1/9/22 #225 Winston Churchill What I learned from reading Churchill by Paul Johnson.
1/5/22 #224 Charles de Gaulle What I learned from reading Charles de Gaulle by Julian Jackson.
12/29/21 #223 Unstoppable: Siggi Wilzig's Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Su... What I learned from reading Unstoppable: Siggi Wilzig's Astonishing Jo...urney from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend by Joshua M. Greene. more
12/20/21 #222 My personal blueprint – The Autobiography of Ed Thorp What I learned from rereading A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to... Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market by Ed Thorp. more
12/13/21 #221 Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire... What I learned from reading Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshi...re Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger by Janet Lowe. more
12/9/21 #220 Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine What I learned from reading Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine by B...rock Yates. more
11/30/21 #219 Tony Bourdain: The Definitive Biography What I learned from reading Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography by... Laurie Woolever. more
11/25/21 #218 My Turn: A Life of Total Football What I learned from reading My Turn: A Life of Total Football by Johan... Cruyff. more
11/18/21 #217 The Autobiography of Estée Lauder What I learned from rereading Estée Lauder: A Success Story by Estée... Lauder. more
11/14/21 #216 Authentic: A Memoir by the Founder of Vans What I learned from reading Authentic: A Memoir by the Founder of Vans... by Paul Van Doren. more
11/9/21 #215 The General and the Genius: Groves and Oppenheimer—The Unlikely... What I learned from reading The General and the Genius: Groves and Opp...enheimer—The Unlikely Partnership that Built the Atom Bomb by James Kunetka. more
11/3/21 #214 Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography What I learned from rereading Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by W...alter Isaacson. more
10/27/21 #213 Michael Jordan: Driven From Within What I learned from reading Driven From Within by Michael Jordan and M...ark Vancil. more
10/23/21 #212 Michael Jordan: The Life What I learned from reading Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby.... more
10/16/21 #211 Aristotle Onassis: An Extravagant Life What I learned from reading Onassis: An Extravagant Life by Frank Brad...y. more
10/10/21 #210 Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft What I learned from reading Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the C...raft by Stephen King. more
10/6/21 #209 Steven Spielberg: A Biography What I learned from reading Steven Spielberg: A Biography by Joseph Mc...Bride. more
9/29/21 #208 In the Company of Giants: Candid Conversations With the Visionari... What I learned from reading In the Company of Giants: Candid Conversat...ions With the Visionaries of the Digital World by Rama Dev Jager and Rafael Ortiz. more
9/26/21 #207 Scientific Advertising What I learned from reading Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins.
9/23/21 #206 The Man Who Sold America: The Amazing (but True!) Story of Albert... What I learned from reading The Man Who Sold America: The Amazing (but... True!) Story of Albert D. Lasker and the Creation of the Advertising Century by Jeffrey L. Cruikshank and Arthur W. Schultz. more
9/18/21 #205 Invention: A Life by James Dyson What I learned from reading Invention: A Life by James Dyson.
9/14/21 #204 Inside Steve Jobs' Brain What I learned from reading Inside Steve's Brian by Leander Kahney.
9/8/21 #203 Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital What I learned from reading Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the B...irth of Venture Capital by Spencer Ante. more
9/2/21 #202 A Few Lessons From Warren Buffett What I learned from reading A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers F...rom Warren Buffett by Warren Buffett and Peter Bevelin. more
8/30/21 #201 Isambard Kingdom Brunel: The Definitive Biography of The Engineer... What I learned from reading Isambard Kingdom Brunel: The Definitive Bi...ography of The Engineer, Visionary, and Great Briton by L.T.C. Rolt. more
8/27/21 #200 Against The Odds: An Autobiography of James Dyson and A History o... What I learned from rereading Against The Odds: An Autobiography by Ja...mes Dyson and reading A History of Great Inventions by James Dyson. more
8/20/21 #199 Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life What I learned from reading Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Ju...stine Picardie. more
8/18/21 #198 The House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets What I learned from reading The House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets ...by Niall Ferguson. more
8/11/21 #197 Founder: A Portrait of the First Rothschild What I learned from reading Founder: A Portrait of the First Rothschil...d by Amos Elon. more
8/7/21 #196 Winston Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz What I learned from reading The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churc...hill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson. more
7/31/21 #195 Sid Meier's Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games What I learned from reading Sid Meier's Memoir!: A Life in Computer Ga...mes by Sid Meier. more
7/27/21 #194 Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventure... What I learned from reading Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemin...gway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961 by Nicholas Reynolds. more
7/22/21 #193 Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Education of a Bodybuilder What I learned from reading Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder by ...Arnold Schwarzenegger. more
7/19/21 #192 The Untold Story of UPS and Founder Jim Casey What I learned from reading Big Brown: The Untold Story of UPS by Greg... Niemann. more
7/13/21 #191 The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness What I learned from reading The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to... Wealth and Happiness by Naval Ravikant and Eric Jorgenson. more
7/10/21 #190 The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's 10 Year Road Trip What I learned from reading The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and... Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip by Jeff Guinn. more
7/5/21 #189 The Unpublished David Ogilvy What I learned from reading The Unpublished David Ogilvy by David Ogil...vy. more
6/28/21 #188 Becoming Trader Joe: How I Did Business My Way and Still Beat the... What I learned from Becoming Trader Joe: How I Did Business My Way and... Still Beat the Big Guys by Joe Coulombe. more
6/22/21 #187 Einstein: His Life and Universe What I learned from reading Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter ...Isaacson. more
6/16/21 #186 Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike What I learned from rereading Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nik...e by Phil Knight. more
6/10/21 #185 Ritz and Escoffier: The Hotelier, The Chef, and the Rise of the L... What I learned from reading Ritz and Escoffier: The Hotelier, The Chef..., and the Rise of the Leisure Class by Luke Barr. more
6/6/21 #184 The Autobiography of The Founder of Four Seasons What I learned from reading Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Phil...osophy by Isadore Sharp. more
6/4/21 #183 Johnny Carson What I learned from reading Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin.
5/29/21 #182 Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist What I learned from reading Buffett: The Making of an American Capital...ist by Roger Lowenstein. more
5/23/21 #181 Copy This!: How I turned Dyslexia, ADHD, and 100 square feet into... What I learned from reading Copy This!: How I turned Dyslexia, ADHD, a...nd 100 square feet into a company called Kinkos by Paul Orfalea. more
5/17/21 #180 Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire What I learned from reading Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Inventi...on of a Global Empire by Brad Stone. more
5/13/21 Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon What I learned from Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets ...from Inside Amazon by Colin Bryar and Bill Carr. more
5/10/21 #179 The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon What I learned from The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Am...azon by Brad Stone. more
5/3/21 #178 Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products What I learned from reading Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greate...st Products by Leander Kahney. more
4/26/21 #177 Going for Broke: How Robert Campeau Bankrupted the Retail Industr... What I learned from reading Going for Broke: How Robert Campeau Bankru...pted the Retail Industry, Jolted the Junk Bond Market, and Brought the Booming Eighties to a Crashing Halt by John Rothchild. more
4/18/21 #176 Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary What I learned from reading Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental R...evolutionary by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond. more
4/11/21 #175 Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey What I learned from reading The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's D...arkest Journey by Candice Millard. more
4/5/21 #174 Overdrive: Bill Gates What I learned from reading Overdrive: Bill Gates and the Race to Cont...rol Cyberspace by James Wallace. more
3/28/21 #173 The Life and Times of Louis B. Mayer What I learned from reading Hollywood Rajah: The Life and Times of Lou...is B. Mayer by Bosley Crowther. more
3/21/21 #172 Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched Spa... What I learned from reading Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early... Days That Launched SpaceX by Eric Berger. more
3/15/21 #171 The Billionaire Who Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Ga... What I learned from reading The Billionaire Who Wasn't: How Chuck Feen...ey Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune by Conor O'Clery. more
3/8/21 #170 My Life in Advertising What I learned from reading My Life in Advertising by Claude Hopkins.
3/1/21 #169 The King of Madison Avenue: David Ogilvy and the Making of Modern... What I learned from reading The King of Madison Avenue: David Ogilvy a...nd the Making of Modern Advertising by Kenneth Roman. more
2/21/21 #168 Driven: An Autobiography What I learned from reading Driven: An Autobiography by Larry Miller.
2/19/21 #167 Jackie Cochran: An Autobiography What I learned from reading Jackie Cochran: An Autobiography by Jackie... Cochran. more
2/8/21 #166 The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of S... What I learned from reading The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce... and the Invention of Silicon Valley by Leslie Berlin. more
2/1/21 #165 Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of ... What I learned from reading Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of Willia...m Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age by Joel Shurkin. more
1/25/21 #164 Rocket Man: Robert Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age What I learned from reading Rocket Man: Robert Goddard and the Birth o...f the Space Age by David A. Clary. more
1/18/21 #163 Alfred Nobel: A Biography What I learned from reading Alfred Nobel: A Biography by Kenne Fant.
1/11/21 #162 Yeager: An Autobiography What I learned from reading Yeager: An Autobiography by General Chuck ...Yeager. more
1/4/21 #161 Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American ... What I learned from reading Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the... Making of an American Imagination by Brian Jay Jones. more
12/28/20 #160 Routines and Orgies: The Life of Peter Cundill, Financial Genius,... What I learned from reading Routines and Orgies: The Life of Peter Cun...dill, Financial Genius, Philosopher, and Philanthropist by Christopher Risso-Gill. more
12/21/20 #159 Swimming Across: A Memoir by Andy Grove What I learned from reading Swimming Across by Andrew S. Grove.
12/14/20 #158 Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed ... What I learned from reading Disney’s Land: Walt Disney and the Inven...tion of the Amusement Park That Changed the World by Richard Snow. more
12/7/20 #157 The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Creat... What I learned from reading The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Ge...niuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson. more
11/30/20 #156 Theodore Roosevelt What I learned from reading Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Ext...raordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt. more
11/23/20 #155 Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos What I learned from reading Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings ...of Jeff Bezos, With an Introduction by Walter Isaacson. more
11/19/20 #154 The Autobiography of Charles Schulz: My Life with Charlie Brown What I learned from reading My Life with Charlie Brown by Charles Schu...lz. more
11/12/20 #153 Bowerman: Nike's Legendary Cofounder What I learned from reading Bowerman and the Men of Oregon: The Story ...of Oregon's Legendary Coach and Nike's Cofounder by Kenny Moore. more
11/5/20 #152 The Autobiography of Katherine Graham What I learned from reading Personal History by Katherine Graham.
10/29/20 #151 FedEx and Frederick Smith, Its Renegade Creator What I learned from reading Overnight Success: Federal Express and Fre...derick Smith, Its Renegade Creator by Vance Trimble. more
10/24/20 #150 Sam Walton: The Inside Story of America's Richest Man What I learned from reading Sam Walton: The Inside Story of America's ...Richest Man by Vance H. Trimble. more
10/18/20 #149 The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortune... What I learned from reading The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Gre...atest Texas Oil Fortunes by Bryan Burrough. more
10/11/20 #148 The Autobiography of John D. Rockefeller What I learned from Random Reminiscences of Men and Events by John D. ...Rockefeller. more
10/5/20 #147 Sam Colt and the Six-Shooter That Changed America What I learned from reading Revolver: Sam Colt and the Six-Shooter Tha...t Changed America by Jim Rasenberger. more
9/27/20 #146 Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire... What I learned from reading Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary... Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams by Michael D'Antonio. more
9/20/20 #145 The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst What I learned from reading The Chief: The Life of William Randolph He...arst by David Nasaw. more
9/13/20 #144 Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage What I learned from reading Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage ...by Alfred Lansing. more
9/6/20 #143 Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Scienc... What I learned from reading Tuxedo Park : A Wall Street Tycoon and the... Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II by James Conant. more
8/30/20 #142 The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the Battle... What I learned from reading The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P.... Morgan, and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism by Susan Berfield. more
8/23/20 #141 Arnold Schwarzenegger: My Unbelievably True Life Story What I learned from reading Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life St...ory by Arnold Schwarzenegger more
8/16/20 #140 Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire What I learned from reading Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of t...he Microsoft Empire by James Wallace and Jim Erickson. more
8/9/20 #139 The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of ... What I learned from reading The House of Morgan: An American Banking D...ynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Ron Chernow. more
8/2/20 #138 Reluctant Genius : The Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alex... What I learned from reading Reluctant Genius: The Passionate Life and ...Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell. more
7/26/20 #137 Barnum: An American Life What I learned from reading Barnum: An American Life by Robert Wilson.
7/18/20 #136 A Success Story by Estée Lauder What I learned from reading A Success Story by Estee Lauder.
7/12/20 #135 Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power What I learned from reading Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and P...ower by James McGrath Morris. more
7/1/20 #134 Edwin Land: A Triumph of Genius What I learned from reading A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid,... and the Kodak Patent War by Ronald Fierstein. more
6/25/20 #133 Land's Polaroid: A Company and The Man Who Invented It What I learned from reading Land’s Polaroid: A Company and The Man W...ho Invented It by Peter C. Wensberg. more
6/20/20 #132 Edwin Land and the Polaroid Experience What I learned from reading The Instant Image: Edwin Land and the Pola...roid Experience by Mark Olshaker. more
6/14/20 #131 The Big Score: Robert Friedland and The Voisey’s Bay Hustle What I learned from reading The Big Score: Robert Friedland and The Vo...isey’s Bay Hustle by Jacquie McNish. more
6/9/20 #130 The Autobiography of Walter Chrysler What I learned from reading Life of an American Workman by Walter Chry...sler. more
6/4/20 #129 How to Get Rich: One of the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares... What I learned from reading How to Get Rich: One of the World's Greate...st Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets by Felix Dennis. more
5/31/20 #128 Master of Precision: Henry Leland Founder of Cadillac What I learned from reading Master of Precision: Henry Leland by Ottil...ie Leland and Minnie Dubbs Millbrook. more
5/25/20 #127 The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison: God Doesn't Think H... What I learned from reading The Difference Between God and Larry Ellis...on: God Doesn't Think He's Larry Ellison by Mike Wilson. more
5/20/20 #126 The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mec... What I learned from reading The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larr...y Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed up to Win Sailing's Greatest Race, the America’s Cup, Twice by Julian Guthrie. more
5/15/20 #125 Professional Amateur: The Biography of Charles Franklin Kettering What I learned from reading Professional Amateur: The Biography of Cha...rles Franklin Kettering by Thomas Boyd more
5/9/20 #124 Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle What I learned from reading Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ell...ison and Oracle by Matthew Symonds. more
5/1/20 #123 The Fast Times of Albert Champion: From Record-Setting Racer to D... What I learned from reading The Fast Times of Albert Champion: From Re...cord-Setting Racer to Dashing Tycoon, An Untold Story of Speed, Success, and Betrayal by Peter Joffre Nye. more
4/26/20 #122 My Years with General Motors: The Autobiography of Alfred Sloan What I learned from reading My Years with General Motors by Alfred Slo...an. more
4/19/20 #121 Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, A... What I learned from reading Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Sto...ry of Two Unique Men, A Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History by William Pelfrey. more
4/11/20 #120 Billy Durant Creator of General Motors: The Story of the Flamboya... What I learned from reading Billy Durant Creator of General Motors: Th...e Story of the Flamboyant Genius Who Helped Lead America into the Automobile Age by Lawrence Gustin. more
4/5/20 #119 The Dodge Brothers: The Men, the Motor Cars, and the Legacy What I learned from reading The Dodge Brothers: The Men, the Motor Car...s, and the Legacy by Charles Hyde. more
3/31/20 #118 My Forty Years With Henry Ford What I learned by reading My Forty Years With Ford by Charles Sorensen.... more
3/26/20 #117 The most inspiring autobiography I've read: Chung Ju-yung the Fou... What I learned from reading Born of This Land: My Life Story by Chung ...Ju-yung. more
3/21/20 #116 Sam Bronfman: The Life and Times of Seagram's Mr. Sam What I learned from reading Sam Bronfman: The Life and Times of Seagra...m's Mr. Sam by by Michael R. Marrus. more
3/16/20 #115 Ben Franklin: An American Life What I learned from reading Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Wal...ter Isaacson. more
3/9/20 #114 The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Riche... What I learned from reading The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide... King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time by Michael Craig. more
3/5/20 #113 Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Milli... What I learned from reading Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of... a Black American Millionaire by Carol Jenkins and Elizabeth Gardner Hines. more
2/24/20 #112 The Biography of Frank Lloyd Wright What I learned from reading Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of ...Frank Lloyd Wright by Paul Hendrickson. more
2/16/20 #111 The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollyw... What I learned from reading The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, a...nd Sells the New Hollywood by Tom King. more
2/10/20 #110 Henry Singleton: A Memoir of the Teledyne Corporation and the Man... What I learned from reading Distant Force: A Memoir of the Teledyne Co...rporation and the Man Who Created It by Dr. George Roberts. more
2/3/20 #109 The Enemy Brothers Who Founded Adidas and Puma and The Family Feu... What I learned from reading Sneaker Wars: The Enemy Brothers Who Found...ed Adidas and Puma and The Family Feud That Forever Changed The Business of Sports by Barbara Smit. more
1/26/20 #108 The Man Who Solved The Market: How Jim Simons Launched The Quant ... What I learned from reading The Man Who Solved The Market: How Jim Sim...ons Launched The Quant Revolution by Gregory Zuckerman more
1/20/20 #107 Sol Price: Retail Revolutionary & Social Innovator What I learned from reading Sol Price: Retail Revolutionary & Social I...nnovator by Robert E. Price. more
1/12/20 #106 The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership What I learned from reading The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philoso...phy of Leadership by Bill Walsh. more
1/5/20 #105 Les Schwab Pride In Performance: Keep It Going! What I learned from reading Les Schwab Pride In Performance: Keep It ...Going! by Les Schwab. more
12/30/19 #104 The Founder of IKEA: Ingvar Kamprad What I learned from reading Leading By Design: The Ikea Story by Ingva...r Kamprad and Bertil Torekull. more
12/22/19 #103 The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age What I learned from reading The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green ...in the Gilded Age by Janet Wallach. more
12/15/19 #102 Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony What I learned from reading Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony by Aki...o Morita. more
12/8/19 #101 The Tao of Warren Buffett What I learned from reading The Tao of Warren Buffett by David Clark a...nd Mary Buffett. more
12/1/19 #100 The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life What I learned from reading The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Busin...ess of Life by Alice Schroeder. more
11/24/19 #99 Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography What I learned from reading Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography b...y Rinsey Mills. more
11/18/19 #98 Ferrari: Power, Politics, and The Making of an Automotive Empire What I learned from reading Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the Mak...ing of an Automobile Empire by Luca Dal Monte. more
11/10/19 #97 Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory ... What I learned from reading Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Bat...tle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans by A. J. Baime. more
11/4/19 #96 James J. Hill: Empire Builder of the Northwest What I learned from reading James J. Hill: Empire Builder of the North...west by Michael P. Malone. more
10/27/19 #95 A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age What I learned from reading A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invent...ed the Information Age by Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman more
10/20/19 #94 The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Ratio... What I learned from reading The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs a...nd Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William Thorndike. more
10/13/19 #93 A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat t... What I learned from reading A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to W...all Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market by Edward Thorp. more
10/7/19 #92 Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting Syst... What I learned from reading Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the... Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street by William Poundstone. more
9/29/19 #91 Jim Clayton: First A Dream (Sold to Warren Buffett) What I learned from reading First A Dream by Jim Clayton.
9/22/19 #90 Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charlie Munger What I learned from reading Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdo...m of Charles T. Munger. more
9/15/19 #89 Confessions of an Advertising Man What I learned by reading Confessions of an Advertising Man by David O...gilvy. more
9/8/19 #88 Warren Buffett's Shareholder Letters— All of them! What I learned from reading Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders... by Warren Buffett. more
9/1/19 #87 The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson Sr. and The Making of ... What I learned from reading The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watso...n Sr. and The Making of IBM by Kevin Maney. more
8/25/19 #86 The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scie... What I learned from reading The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doo...med Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler by Thomas Hager. more
8/18/19 #85 The Barnstormer and The Lady: Aviation Legends Walter and Olive An... What I learned from reading The Barnstormer and The Lady: Aviation Leg...ends Walter and Olive Ann Beech by Dennis Farney more
8/11/19 #84 Aristotle Onassis What I learned from reading Onassis: The Definitive Biography by Willi... Frischauer more
8/4/19 #83 Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Ele... What I learned from reading Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westingho...use, and the Race to Electrify the World by Jill Jonnes. more
7/28/19 #82 Ogilvy on Advertising What I learned from reading Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy.
7/22/19 #81 Rolls-Royce: The First Forty Years What I learned from reading Rolls-Royce: The First Forty Years of Brit...ain's Most Prestigious Company by Peter Pugh. more
7/14/19 #80 Henry Ford: Today and Tomorrow What I learned from reading Today and Tomorrow by Henry Ford.
7/7/19 #79 Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor What I learned from reading Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor by T...ren Griffin. more
6/30/19 #78 Tao of Charlie Munger: A Compilation of Quotes from Berkshire Hath... What I learned from reading Tao of Charlie Munger: A Compilation of Q...uotes from Berkshire Hathaway's Vice Chairman on Life, Business, and the Pursuit of Wealth With Commentary by David Clark more
6/23/19 #77 Steve Jobs & The NeXT Big Thing What I learned from reading Steve Jobs & The NeXT Big Thing by Randall... Stross. more
6/16/19 #76 Return to the Little Kingdom: Steve Jobs and the Creation of Apple What I learned from reading Return to the Little Kingdom: Steve Jobs a...nd the Creation of Apple by Michael Moritz. more
6/9/19 #75 Henry Clay Frick: The Life of the Perfect Capitalist What I learned from reading Henry Clay Frick: The Life of the Perfect ...Capitalist by Quentin Skrabec Jr. more
6/2/19 #74 The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie What I learned from reading The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by An...drew Carnegie more
5/26/19 #73 Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and the Bitte... What I learned from reading Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry C...lay Frick, and the Bitter Partnership That Changed America by Les Standiford. more
5/19/19 #72 Excelsior! The Amazing Life of Stan Lee What I learned from reading Excelsior! The Amazing Life of Stan Lee by... Stan Lee and George Mair. more
5/12/19 #71 Jeff Bezos' Shareholder Letters. All of them. "To read Bezos’ shareholder letters is to get a crash course in runn...ing a high-growth internet business from someone who mastered it before any of the playbooks were written." more
5/6/19 #70 The Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World What I learned from reading The Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in ...a Distorted World by Mark Spitznagel. more
4/28/19 #69 The Goodyear Story: An Inventor's Obsession and The Struggle For A... What I learned from reading The Goodyear Story: An Inventor's Obsessio...n and The Struggle For A Rubber Monopoly by Richard Korman. more
4/21/19 #68 The Invisible Billionaire: Daniel Ludwig What I learned from reading The Invisible Billionaire: Daniel Ludwig b...y Jerry Shields. more
4/14/19 #67 The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty What I learned from reading The Hiltons: The True Story of an American... Dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli. more
4/7/19 #66 Henry Kaiser: Builder In The Modern American West What I learned from reading Henry J. Kaiser: Builder in the Modern Ame...rican West by Mark Foster. more
3/31/19 #65 The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Great... What I learned from reading The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Ke...rkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History by William C. Rempel. more
3/24/19 #64 Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets What I learned from reading Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets.
3/10/19 #63 The King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich What I learned by from reading The King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Ma...rc Rich by Daniel Ammann. more
3/4/19 #62 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin What I learned from reading The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by ...Benjamin Franklin. more
2/25/19 #61 Malcom McLean: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World ... What I learned from reading The Box: How the Shipping Container Made ...the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger. more
2/18/19 #60 Yvon Chouinard: What We've Learned from Patagonia's First 40 Years What I learned from reading The Responsible Company: What We've Learne...d From Patagonia's First 40 Years by Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley. more
2/11/19 #59 Howard Hughes: The Definitive Biography of the First American Bill... What I learned from reading Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Le...tters; The Definitive Biography of the First American Billionaire. more
2/4/19 #58 John Bogle: Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life What I learned from reading Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, ...and Life by John Bogle. more
1/28/19 #57 John Bogle: Stay the Course: The Story of Vanguard and the Index R... What I learned from reading Stay the Course: The Story of Vanguard and... the Index Revolution. more
1/22/19 #56 The Biography of Herb Kelleher What I learned from reading Nuts!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe f...or Business and Personal Success more
1/14/19 #55 Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overth... What I learned from reading Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Inv...aded a Country to Overthrow America's Most Famous Military Adventurer by Stephen Dando-Collins more
1/8/19 #54 The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt What I learned by reading The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Corneliu...s Vanderbilt by TJ Stiles. more
1/1/19 #53 Who Is Michael Ovitz? What I learned from reading Who Is Michael Ovitz? by Michael Ovitz.
12/25/18 #52 The Republic of Tea: The Story of the Creation of a Business, as T... What I learned from reading The Republic of Tea: The Story of the Crea...tion of a Business, as Told Through the Personal Letters of Its Founders. more
12/17/18 #51 Wild Company: The Untold Story of Banana Republic What I learned from reading Wild Company: The Untold Story of Banana ...Republic by Mel and Patricia Ziegler more
12/11/18 #50 Marc Andreessen's Blog Archive What I learned from reading The Pmarca Blog Archive Ebook by Marc Andr...eessen. more
12/3/18 #49 Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons in Life by Richard Branson What I learned from reading Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons in Life by ...Richard Branson. more
11/26/18 #48 Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography by Richard Branson What I learned from reading Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiograph...y by Richard Branson. more
11/19/18 #47 Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune D... What I learned from reading Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had ...Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Wayby Richard Branson more
11/13/18 #46 I Love Capitalism: An American Story What I learned from reading I Love Capitalism: An American Story by ...Ken Langone. more
11/5/18 #45 Built From Scratch: How A Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Dep... What I learned from reading Built From Scratch: How A Couple of Regula...r Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. more
10/30/18 #44 A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft What I learned from reading Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Mi...crosoft by Paul Allen more
10/22/18 #43 Ray Dalio: Principles: Life and Work What I learned from reading Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio.
10/16/18 #42 One From Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization What I learned from reading One From Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaord...ic Organization by Dee Hock more
10/8/18 #41 The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There A... What I learned from reading The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building... a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz. more
10/2/18 #40 Insisting On The Impossible: The Life of Edwin Land and Instant: T... What I learned from reading Insisting On The Impossible: The Life of E...dwin Land and Instant: The Story of Polaroid. more
9/24/18 #39 Walt Disney: An American Original What I learned from reading Walt Disney: An American Original by Bob T...homas. more
9/17/18 #38 The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize... What I learned from reading The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, a...nd the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport. more
9/9/18 #37 The Fish That Ate The Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banan... What I learned from reading The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and ...Times of America's Banana King by Rich Cohen. more
9/3/18 #36 Finding The Next Steve Jobs: How to Find, Keep, and Nurture Talent What I learned from reading Finding The Next Steve Jobs: How to Find,... Keep, and Nurture Talent by Nolan Bushnell. more
8/26/18 #35 George Lucas: A Life What I learned from reading George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones.
8/20/18 #34 Creativity Inc: The Autobiography of the founder of Pixar What I learned from reading Creativity Inc: Overcoming The Unseen Forc...es That Stand In The Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull. more
8/12/18 #33 Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World What I learned from reading Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans ...to the World by Lynn Downey more
8/9/18 #32 Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built What I learned from reading Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built by D...uncan Clark. more
8/2/18 #31 Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of In... What I learned from reading Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawke...r, and the Anatomy of Intrigue and Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. more
7/9/18 #30 Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future What I learned from reading Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest fo...r a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance. more
7/2/18 #29 The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company What I learned from reading The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built O...ur Company by David Packard. more
6/25/18 #28 The Wright Brothers What I learned from reading The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
6/15/18 #27 A Truck Full of Money: Coding, Mania, Love, Genius: The Life of an... What I learned from reading A Truck Full of Money: Coding, Mania, Love..., Genius: The Life of an American Entrepreneurby Tracy Kidder more
5/2/18 #26 My Life and Work: The Autobiography of Henry Ford What I learned from My Life and Work: The Autobiography of Henry Ford.
4/22/18 #25 Against the Odds: An Autobiography by James Dyson What I learned from reading Against the Odds: An Autobiography by Jame...s Dyson more
4/15/18 #24 No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Gen... What I learnd by reading No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of... Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet by Molly Knight Raskin. more
4/7/18 #23 The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story What I learned from reading The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story... by Michael Lewis. more
3/20/18 #22 How To Turn Down A Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story What I learned from reading How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars: The Sn...apchat Story by Billy Gallagher. more
3/1/18 #21 Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Po... What I learned from reading Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an E...mpire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner. more
2/6/18 #20 Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Busine... What I learned from reading Setting the Table: The Transforming Power ...of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer. more
1/19/18 #19 Becoming Steve Jobs What I learned from reading Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a R...eckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli. more
1/8/18 #18 Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman What I learned from reading Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of... a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon Chouinard. more
1/1/18 #17 Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon What I learned from reading The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the A...ge of Amazon by Brad Stone. more
12/8/17 #16 Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller What I learned from reading Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller by ...Ron Chernow more
11/17/17 #15 Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography What I learned from reading Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson.
9/17/17 #14 The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of S... What I learned from reading The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding ...of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich. more
8/27/17 #13 Elon Musk and Why SpaceX Will Colonize Mars What I learned from reading The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why by... Tim Urban. more
8/20/17 #12 Elon Musk & How Tesla Will Change The World What I learned by reading How Tesla Will Change The World by Tim Urban
8/13/17 #11 The Cook & The Chef: Elon Musk's Secret Sauce What I learned from reading The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why ...by Tim Urban more
7/27/17 #10 Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike What I learned from reading Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike ...by Phil Knight. more
7/10/17 #9 I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford What I learned from reading I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Hen...ry Ford by Richard Snow. more
6/20/17 #8 The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove B... What I learned from reading The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordo...n Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company by Michael Malone. more
5/27/17 #7 Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's What I learned from reading Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's ...by Ray Kroc. more
5/14/17 #6 Sam Walton What I learned from reading Sam Walton: Made In America by Sam Walton.
4/30/17 #5 Steve Jobs What I learned from reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.
4/19/17 #4 The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy What I learned from reading The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Tur...bulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw more
3/24/17 #3 The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Edison Invented The Modern the... What I learned from reading The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva ...Edison Invented The Modern World by Randall Stross more
10/10/16 #2 Walt Disney What I learned from reading Walt Disney based on the book Walt Disney:... The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler. more
9/19/16 #1 Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, & the Quest for a Fantastic Future What I learned from reading Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest fo...r a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance more
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