Book recommendations
March 10, 2012 6:54 PM   Subscribe

Books/Autobiographies which inspire?


I recently read a book on how to navigate the world of Business cleverly and be forewarned about people and the politics. I am looking for more of such books but not just that. Here is what I would love to get recommendations on books for the following-

Books written that help to understand politics/wheeling and dealing in business, the things your mom never taught you and no business school does-basically how to avoid the sharks and stay ahead

Autobiographies by folks (political/business arena) that give first hand information on how they got successful in life.

Basically any real life experience books that known icons have shared (Politics/Business) that would be great for a person who is clueless when it comes to day to day games. (i read the book -" Swim with Sharks .." by Mckay and that was really inspiring as he layed down key learning lessons)

Thanks so much
posted by pakora1 to Human Relations (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
If you liked Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive, you'll probably like Harvey Mackay's other books. (He's written a bunch - I really like them all)
posted by SisterHavana at 9:11 PM on March 10, 2012

I liked the one by Jack Welch that I read.
posted by dawkins_7 at 9:33 PM on March 10, 2012

Iacocca by Lee Iacocca might fir the bill.
posted by lankford at 11:05 PM on March 10, 2012

The Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant.
posted by Ironmouth at 12:14 AM on March 11, 2012

Not sure how inspiring this is, but it was definitely an eye-opener for me (and a door-stopper): The Power Broker. Picked it up as sort of a challenge and absolutely did not expect to get as absorbed in it as I did. As far as how it applies to your question, there's plenty of back-room wheeling and dealing in it, although in a very non-condensed form.
posted by Ducks or monkeys at 12:13 PM on March 11, 2012

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