100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them

By Emily Ross & Angus Holland

Everyone admires entrepreneurs and wants to know how ordinary people took an idea and made megabucks out of it.

'100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them' is special because rather than pretending there is only one way to run a business, it looks at a diverse collection of business people and their businesses and how they make their enterprises work. From daring, risk-loving entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson and Aussie Home Loans John Symond, to self starters Bill and Imelda Roche; from Enjo millionaire Barb de Corti to billionaire investment oracle Warren Buffett and the inspiring yet conservative creator of liquid paper, Bette Graham. Profiles include creative geniuses such as shoe guru Manolo Blahnik, vacuum-cleaner mogul James Dyson and accidental ice-cream entrepreneurs Ben & Jerry. This is an accessible collection of true stories from Australia and around the world, that offer inspiration, ideas and lessons on the principles of successful business.

Quirky characteristics of the entrepreneurs are shared and turning points in the life of the businesses when great products meet viable business plans are detailed. It is a book with lasting lessons on the art of making your business a success. Where better to look for business advice than from the worldÂ’s best?

'100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them' looks at what makes entrepreneurs tick, what drives them, and highlights the privotal moments in the lives of their businesses. It is a book with lasting lessions on the art of making your business a success.


Comprehensive look at life and passion behind owning and running a business.


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