Monday, August 12, 2019

It is Wise to Read Biographies

I've heard that chief executive officers have a fondness for biographies.

If so, that is understandable. A good biography often contains more lessons than a shelf of self-help books. You might have to read between the lines, but that's a wise practice at all times. 

A few that I've particularly enjoyed:
  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power by Robert Caro
  • The Imperial Rockefeller by Joseph Persico
  • The General: Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved by Jonathan Fenby
  • John Adams by David McCullough
  • Donald J. Trump by Conrad Black
  • Abraham Lincoln by Lord Charnwood
  • Cicero by Anthony Everett
  • "There is No Alternative": Why Margaret Thatcher Matters by Claire Berlinski
  • Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero by Michael Korda
  • George S. Kaufman: An Intimate Portrait by Howard Teichmann
  • Stalin: Breaker of Nations by Robert Conquest

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