Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others - it's what Otto von Bismarck used to say. And what other better way to do that than by reading the biographies of those you admire? Some of the most popular entrepreneurs admitted that they attribute their success to reading memoirs of the people they admire. Here's a list of the best business biographies recommended by them (is there something missing, any book that we absolutely-definitely-must add to this list? let us know!). There's also one entrepreneur biography - or more - sprinkled in there, as well, so have a blast! Oh, but before that, did you know we have a really good weekly newsletter where we write about things that make us better business people, better entrepreneurs, better professionals. So go HERE and see an example and subscribe!
Elon Musk mentioned in multiple interviews that he learned a lot from reading biographies. Well, same thing is true regarding his biography. Published by Ashlee Vance in 2015, it's a must-read for everyone who wants to shoot for the stars the same way he does. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future serves a great lesson on the sacrifices you'll need to make when you have ambitious, almost impossible plans, and nobody believes in you. Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, recommended this book, saying that Elon Musk is a man after my own heart: a risk taker undaunted by setbacks and ever driven to ensure a bright future for humanity. Ashlee Vance's stellar biography captures Musk's remarkable life story and irrepressible spirit..