Presents a compilation of profiles and professional paths illuminating the lives of business people who have made it to the top of the business world.
A must-have reference and research book, this compilation of profiles and professional paths illuminates the lives of business leaders who made it to the top of the business world either as entrepreneurs or by climbing the corporate ladder. Photos, key date lists, professional advice, and resource lists for further research accompany profiles of successful business personalities such as Michael Dell, Walt Disney, Ruth Handler, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Wayne Huizenga, Katharine Graham, and many others who have either founded a business, brought a business back to life, or led a company to great success. An excellent first step for patrons starting research papers or looking to pursue business careers.
Reviews This volume can be used not only as a biographical reference tool but as inspiration for young entrepreneurs. It should find a home in high-school and public libraries.—Booklist
This is a great book...Almost all of the biographies of those included or their companies will be names easily recognized by the readers. The people are all positive examples of businesspersons, something badly needed in today's world of eroding confidence.—Colorado Libraries
The variety of personalities chosen, the brevity of the sketch and the inclusion of suggestions for further reading, make this book intriguing.—Catholic Library World