Some Biographies I Enjoyed in 2015
All these were good reads but I enjoyed the top 3 the most.
- 1.When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead By: Jerry WeintraubMultiple careers, multiple wives, open relationships, drugs, and business mega success and failures. Partying with Sinatra, producing concerts for Elvis, scheming to beat George Bush in tennis, being the only person who could have assembled the cast of Clooney, Pitt, Damon, Roberts in Ocean’s Eleven. This book has it all and it’s so fun to read.
- 2.Call Me Ted By Ted TurnerI loved this honest autobiography. Still can’t figure out if Ted Turner is a business mastermind who beat competitors to build a huge media company, or was just someone who leveraged his companies to the hilt and got lucky enough to be part of the multi-decade rise of the cable TV industry. The fact that he seemingly only spent around 15 minutes betting his entire life’s fortune on the disastrous AOL-Time Warner merger sure makes me wonder.
- 3.A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety By: Jimmy CarterA life very well lived. Enjoyed the audiobook which includes Jimmy’s excellent narration too.
- 4.Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future By: Ashlee Vance
- 5.Sam Walton: Made In America by Sam WaltonAmazing to think that one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs of all time, didn’t start his first Wal-Mart till he was 44 years old. Inspiring stories and lessons for success in here.
- 6.The Virgin Way: Everything I Know about Leadership By: Richard Branson