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  • Company Expert assembled this list of 12 books by billionaire service leaders who started from relatively modest beginnings, in alphabetical order by last name.
  • ‘ Behind the Cloud’ by Marc Benioff

    Marc Benioff


    Marc Benioff has been selling software application for 4 years, starting as a 15- year-old with programming applications and games that made him enough royalties to pay for college.

    His 2009 book provides readers a peek inside the increase of Salesforce, which he established in a leased apartment after a 13- year stint with Oracle and is today worth nearly $168 billion.

    Throughout the book, Benioff weaves 111 of his entrepreneurial tips, from “incorporate philanthropy from the start” to “have the courage to pursue your development– before it is obvious to the marketplace.”

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    ‘ The Virgin Method’ by Richard Branson

    the virgin way


    Richard Branson has almost 50 years of entrepreneurial experience.

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    ‘ How Did You Do It, Truett?’ by S. Truett Cathy

    'How Did You Do It, Truett?' by S. Truett Cathy


    This bite-sized book from Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy narrates his increase to success from working twenty years at a diner to leading a multibillion-dollar sandwich chain.

    Cathy associates his success to keeping things basic and to a dedication to concepts, such as his choice to keep restaurants closed on Sundays.

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    ‘ How to Win at the Sport of Business’ by Mark Cuban

    how to win at the sport of business


    Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” financier Mark Cuban frequently talks about how he began his career “broke as a joke,” stocking up on low-cost eats at a regional bar.

    In “How to Win at the Sport of Service,” Cuban fleshes out his finest insights on entrepreneurship from his individual blog site, discovered in the course of starting and selling numerous blockbuster organisations.

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    ‘ Direct from Dell’ by Michael Dell

    'Direct from Dell' by Michael Dell


    With $1,000 and an idea, Michael Dell released the business that would end up being Dell Computer system Corp from his freshman dorm room at the University of Texas.

    Composed in two parts, the book describes the tech company’s development into a $100 billion organisation and information the management method that allowed Dell to end up being the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

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    ‘ Business at the Speed of Thought’ by Costs Gates

    'Business @ the Speed of Thought' by Bill Gates

    Warner Books.

    Costs Gates is the 2nd wealthiest person in the world, with a net worth of $98 billion.

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    ‘ Driven From Within’ by Michael Jordan

    Driven from Within by Michael Jordan book cover

    Atria Books/Simon & Schuster.

    Though not your typical business owner, Michael Jordan started his profession as an athlete and strengthened his wealth through company, including several dining establishment locations and a couple of start-up investments.

    The basketball legend’s Air Jordan shoe brought Nike’s Jordan brand to $ 1 billion in sales and his ownership of the Charlotte Hornets NBA franchise has made him among the richest Black men in America.

    His book, “Driven from Within,” shows how his work ethic and success come from his inner determination.

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    ‘ Built from Scratch’ by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank

    Built from Scratch' by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank

    HomerTLC, Inc.

    When Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank both got fired from a hardware chain, they decided to team up to construct a company that would totally change the home-improvement industry.

    In their book, the duo share recommendations that directed their 20- year journey to construct a business from absolutely nothing to more than 760 stores and $30 billion in income.

    Written in 2001, Blank and Marcus’ customer-centric technique to company has current-day echoes in the philosophy that has made business like Amazon such knock-out success stories.

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    ‘ Call Me Ted’ by Ted Turner

    'Call Me Ted' by Ted Turner


    After his dad passed away by suicide, Turner took over the business and leveraged the opportunity to develop an international media empire that consists of CNN.

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    ‘ Made in America’ by Sam Walton

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    In the book, Walton explains how he began with a $20,000 loan and $5,000 in cost savings and grew his retail empire from a small variety store in Arkansas to a worldwide marketplace.

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    ‘ What I Know for Sure’ by Oprah Winfrey

    'What I Know for Sure' by Oprah Winfrey

    Macmillan Publishers Limited.

    Oprah Winfrey understands how to develop an entrepreneurial empire.

    She started her career as a reporter, then got in the show business as a talk-show host to then end up being an actress, executive producer, and media mogul. In 2009, Forbes called her the wealthiest Black American of the 20 th century.

    Her book, “What I know for Sure,” is a collection of columns she composed for O, the Oprah Publication, based upon her individual life experiences.

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