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Ken Nelson (2007). My First 90 Years Plus 3. (Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance Pub. Co., 352 p.). Former Head of country Music division of Capitol Records; Co-Founder Country Music Association. Nelson, Ken, 1911-2008; Sound recording executives and producers--United States--Biography; Country music--History and criticism. Natural talent for spotting winners; produced many artists who are remembered as giants; served two terms as President of Country Music Association; retired as vice-president in charge of country and western at Capital Records; inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame.

Al Neuharth (1989). Confessions of an S.O.B. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 372 p.). Neuharth, Allen; USA today (Arlington, Va.); Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography; Newspaper publishing--United States--History--20th century.  Gannett.

Al Neuharth (1989). Confessions of an S.O.B. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 372 p.). Neuharth, Allen; USA today (Arlington, Va.); Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography; Newspaper publishing--United States--History--20th century.  Gannett.

J. Wilson Newman with Guyon Knight III (1996). For What Do We Labor?: A Life's Values from Childhood to Chairman of Dun & Bradstreet & Beyond: J. Wilson Newman's Autobiography. (Richmond, VA: Whetstone Ventures, 264 p.). Newman, J. Wilson; Dun and Bradstreet, Inc.; Businessmen--United States--Biography; Values.

Stanford J. Newman with James V. Miller and introduction by Marvin R. Shanken (1999). Cigar Family: A l00 Year Journey in the Cigar Industry. (New York, NY: Forbes Custom, 232 p.). Newman, Stanford J., 1916-; Newman family; J.C. Newman Cigar Company--History; Businessmen--United States--Biography; Industrialists--United States--Biography; Cigar industry--United States--History. J. C. Newman Cigar.

Harry R. Nicholson, Jr. (1996). The House of Quality: The History of the H.R. Nicholson Company, 1906-1996. (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 120 p.). H.R. Nicholson Company--History; Soft drink industry--United States--History; Carbonated beverage industry--United States--History; Fruit juice industry--United states--History; Cola drinks--United States--History.

Charlie Nirenberg (1992). Call Me Charlie: The Convenience Store Baron. (Enfield, CT: Convenient Publishing, 259 p.). Nirenberg, Charlie; Dairy Mart Convenience Stores; Convenience stores--United States; Businessmen--United States--Biography.

Donald E. Noble (1996). Like Only Yesterday: The Memoirs of Donald E. Noble. (Wooster, OH: Wooster Book Co.,, 266 p.). Former CEO, Rubbermaid. Noble, Donald E.; Rubbermaid Incorporated--History; Executives--United States--Biography; Rubber industry and trade--United States--History.

Greg Norman with Donald T. Phillips (2006). The Way of the Shark: Lessons on Golf, Business, and Life. (New York, NY: Atria Books, 336 p.). Norman, Greg, 1955- ; Golfers--Australia--Biography; Great White Shark Enterprises; Success in business. Journey from Queensland, Australia, to the World Golf Hall of Fame to chairman and CEO of a global business.

David Novak with John Boswell (2007). The Education of an Accidental CEO: My Journey from the Trailer Park to the Corner Office. (New York, NY: Crown Business, 32o p.). chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc. (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s, A&W All American Food); Literary Agent, Book Packager, Author. Novak, David; Yum! Brands (Firm); Restaurateurs--United States--Biography; Success in business. Building culture around reward, recognition, recognizing achievements of others: getting ahead, getting noticed; motivating people, turning businesses around; building winning teams, running global company of nearly one million people; staying true to yourself.

Enda O'Coineen (2005). The Unsinkable Entrepreneur. (Douglas Village, Cork, IR: Mercier Press, 287 p.). O'Coineen, Enda Pádraig Businessmen--Ireland--Biography; Entrepreneurship. Kilcullen Kapital Partners.

Brian O'Connell (2005). Fifty Years in Public Causes: Stories from a Road Less Traveled. (Medford, MA: Tufts University Press, 242 p.). Cofounder, First President of Independent Sector; Professor at University College of Citizenship and Public Service (Tufts University). O'Connell, Brian; Independent Sector; Nonprofit organizations -- United States; careers -- nonproft. Memoir of life devoted to providing opportunities for citizens to improve their lives, strengthen their communities, empower democracy.

Frank O'Dea and John Lawrence Reynolds (2007). When All You Have Is Hope. (Toronto, ON: Viking Canada, 256 p.). Founder, Second Cup. O'Dea, Frank; Second Cup; Coffee industry--History; Coffee industry--Canada; Coffee--Social aspects; Coffee shops--Social aspects. Rags-to-riches story of Frank O'Dea, from destitute panhandler on streets of Toronto to founder of Second Cup coffee chain, Canada's largest specialty coffee retailer; message: HOPE, VISION, ACTION.

Hortense McQuarrie Odlum (1939). A Woman's Place: The Autobiography of Hortense Odlum. (New York, NY: Scribner, 286 p.). Former President of Bonwit Teller. Oldum, Hortense McQuarrie, 1892- ;Bonwit Teller & Co.; Businesswomen--United States--Biography.  

David M. Ogilvy (1983). Ogilvy on Advertising. (New York, NY: Crown, 224 p.). Advertising. (Ogilvy & Mather).

David Ogilvy; edited by Joel Raphaelson (1986). The Unpublished David Ogilvy. (New York, NY: Crown, 178 p.). Ogilvy, David, 1911- ; Advertising--United States--Biography. (Ogilvy & Mather).

David M. Ogilvy (1988). Confessions of an Advertising Man. (New York, NY: Atheneum, Orig. pub. in 1963; 172 p.). Ogilvy, David, 1911- ; Advertising executives--United States--Biography; Advertising agencies--United States--History. A how-to book on advertising, full of useful maxims on how to succeed in the industry. (Ogilvy & Mather).

--- (1997). Blood, Brains & Beer: the Autobiography of David Ogilvy. (New York, NY: Wiley, Orig. pub. in 1978; 196 p.). Ogilvy, David, 1911- ; Advertising--Biography. Autobiography. (Ogilvy & Mather).

Bertell Ollman (2002). Ballbuster: True Confessions of a Marxist Businessman. (Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, 300 p.). Wilf Family Department of Politics (New York University). Ollman, Bertell; Board game industry United States History. Class Struggle.

George P. Oslin (1998). One Man's Century: From the Deep South to the Top of the Big Apple: A Memoir. (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 118 p.). Inventor of Singing Telegram in 1933 for Western Union. Oslin, George P., 1899- ; Western Union Telegraph Company--History; Telecommunication--United States--Employees--Biography; Inventors--United States--Biography; Southern States--Social life and customs--1865-.

E.J. Ourso with Dan Marin (2001). Dreaming Impossible Dreams: Reflections of an Entrepreneur. (Lafayette, LA: Acadian House, 175 p.). Ourso, E. J., 1923- ; Millionaires--United States--Biography; Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Philanthropists--United States--Biography. Security Industrial Insurance Co.

David Packard ; edited by David Kirby with Karen Lewis (1995). The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 212 p.). Co-Founder of Hewlett-Packard. Packard, David, 1912- ; Hewlett, William R.; Hewlett-Packard Company--History; Microelectronics industry--United States--History; Computer industry--United States--History; Electronics engineers--United States--Biography; Businessmen--United States--Biography.

Alyque Padamsee with Arun Prabhu (1999). A Double Life: My Exciting Years in Theatre and Advertising. (New York, NY: Penguin Books, 320 p.). Padamsee, Alyque; Theater--India--Biography; Publishers and publishing--India--Biography.  (Lintas).

William S. Paley (1979). As It Happened: A Memoir. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 418 p.). Paley, William S. (William Samuel), 1901- ; CBS Inc.; Broadcasting--United States; Businessmen--United States--Biography.

Gwendolyn Parker (1997). Trespassing: My Sojourn in the Halls of Privilege. (New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin, 209 p.). Harvard-educated, ex-international tax lawyer and marketing manager on Wall Street (10 years). Parker, Gwendolyn M.; Novelists, American--20th century--Biography; African American novelists--Biography; Race relations--United States.

Stephan Paternot with Andrew Essex (2001). A Very Public Offering: A Rebel's Story of Business Excess, Success, and Reckoning. (New York, NY: Wiley, 236 p.). Co-Founder of Paternot, Stephan, 1974- ;; Internet industry--Finance; Going public (Securities); Electronic commerce--United States--Finance; Electronic discussion groups--Management--Case studies; Electronic games industry--Management--Case studies; Businessmen--United States--Biography.

Jimmy Pattison with Paul Grescoe (1987). Jimmy: An Autobiography. (Toronto, ON, Seal Books, 300 p.). Entrepreneur. Pattison, Jim; Jim Pattison Group, entrepreneurship. 

Gerald Paul with Victoria Barrett (2007). My Business Life Cycle: How Innovation, Evolution, and Determination Made Paul Harris Great. (West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 111 p.). Founder of Paul Harris Stores; Teaches Writing at Ball State University. Paul, Gerald, 1924- Harris Paul Retail Stores, Inc.--History; Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Clothing trade--United States; Fashion merchandising--United States. U.S. culture, retail history, brand of entrepreneurship. 1954 - started Paul Harris stores in Indianapolis, grew chain to 303 stores; brought fashion, comfort, style, functionality to millions of women in Midwest. 

Jeno F. Paulucci; with Les Rich and James Tills (2006). Jeno: The Power of the Peddler. (Sanford, FL: Paulucci International, 567 p.). Paulucci, Jeno F. (Jeno Francesco), 1918- ; Grocery trade--United States--History; Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Selling. "Frozen food king"; founded Chun King, Jeno's Inc., Luigino's Inc.; created, financed, or lead more than 50 privately held companies and organizations valued in excess of $2 billion. Jeno's, Inc.

Phyllis Pearsall. (1990). A-Z Maps: The Personal Story, from Bedsitter to Household Name. (Sevenoaks, Kent: Geographers' A-Z Map Company, 205 p.). Pearsall, Phyllis; Geographers' A-Z Map Company; Women executives -- Great Britain -- Biography.

Laura Pedersen with F. Peter Model (1991). Play Money: My Brief but Brilliant Career on Wall Street. (New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 253 p.). American Stock Exchange; Floor traders (Finance)--United States--Biography. 

Maurice E. Peloubet (2000). The Story of a Fortunate Man: Reminiscences and Recollections of Fifty-Three Years of Professional Accounting. (New York, NY: JAI, 132 p.). Peloubet, Maurice E., 1892-1976; Accountants--United States--Biography; Accounting--United States--History; Pogson, Peloubet & Co.

Gerry Pencer (1999). The Ride of My Life: A Memoir. (Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books, 247 p.). CEO of the World’s Largest Private Label Soft Drink Maker. Pencer, Gerry, 1945-1998; Cott Corporation--History; Businessmen--Canada--Biography; Soft drink industry--Canada--History. Cott Corporation.

Leigh H. Perkins with Geoffrey Norman (1999). A Sportsman's Life: How I Built Orvis by Mixing Business and Sport. (New York, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 193 p.). Perkins, Leigh; Orvis Company--History; Businessmen--United States--Biography; Fishing tackle industry--United States--History; Fly fishing--Equipment and supplies. 

Jack Perkowski (2008). Managing the Dragon: How I’m Building a Billion Dollar Business in China. (New York, NY: Crown Business, 336 p.). Chairman, CEO of ASIMCO Technologies, among China’s largest automobile components makers (12,000 employees in 17 plants in 8 provinces). Perkowski, Jack; ASIMCO Technologies; Automobile supplies industry--China; Businesspeople--China--Biography; Management--China; Capitalists and financiers--United States--Biography. Westerner who built company in China from scratch; insights: 1) everything is possible, nothing is easy; 2) develop local management team (avoid former bureaucrats of state-run enterprises, country’s new breed of wildcat entrepreneurs); 3) learn real reason why China is able to produce goods so cheaply; 4) Chinese economy highly decentralized, locally driven (not rigidly controlled by Beijing).

Frederik Philips (1978). 45 Years with Philips: An Industrialist's Life. (Poole: Blandford Press, 280 p.). Philips, Frits, 1905- ;Philips' Gloeilampenfabrieken -- History; Businessmen -- Netherlands -- Biography.

T. Boone Pickens, Jr. (1987). Boone (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 304 p.). Pickens, T. Boone (Thomas Boone); Mesa Petroleum Co.--History; Industrialists--Texas--Biography; Petroleum industry and trade--United States--History. Mesa Petroleum.

--- (2000). The Luckiest Guy in the World. (Washington, DC: BeardBooks, 388 p.). Founder (Mesa Petroleum). Pickens, T. Boone (Thomas Boone); Businessmen--United States--Biography; Success in business--United States; Entrepreneurship; Petroleum industry and trade--United States; Petroleum industry and trade--Management. Mesa Petroleum.

Russell Pierce (1991). Gringo-Gaucho: An Advertising Odyssey. (Ashland, OR: Southern Cross Publishers, 284 p.). J. Walter Thompson Company--History; Advertising agencies--Argentina--Buenos Aires--History. (J. Walter Thompson).

Bo Pilgrim (2005). One Pilgrim’s Progress: How To Build a World-Class Company, and Who To Credit. (Nashville, TN: Nelson Business, 223 p.). Pilgrim, Bo, 1928- ; Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation -- History; Poultry industry -- Texas; Businessmen -- Texas -- Biography; Christian biography -- Texas.

Shirley Polykoff (1975). Does She ... or Doesn’t She? : And How She Did It. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 131 p.). Polykoff, Shirley; Advertising--United States--Biography; Foote Cone and Belding. Clairol campaign.

Ferry Porsche with John Bentley; foreword by Baron Huschke von Hanstein (1976). We at Porsche: The Autobiography of Dr. Ing. h.c. Ferry Porsche. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 290 p.). Porsche, Ferry, 1909- ; Automobile engineers--Germany--Biography.

Eugene B. Power (1990). Edition of One: the Autobiography of Eugene B. Power, Founder of University Microfilms. (Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 438 p.). Power, Eugene B., 1905- ; University Microfilms International--History; Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography; Scholarly publishing--United States--History--20th century; Micropublishing--United States--History--20th century.

Sir Ronald Prain (1981). Reflections on an Era: Fifty Years of Mining in Changing Africa: The Autobiography of Sir Ronald Prain. (Worcester Park, Surrey, UK: Metal Bulletin Books, 262 p.). Prain, Ronald, Sir, 1907- ; Copper industry and trade--History--20th century; Mineral industries--History--20th century; Copper industry and trade--Africa--History--20th century; Mineral industries--Africa--History--20th century; Businesspeople--Great Britain--Biography. Roan Selection Trust.

Esther Price and Linda Otto Lipsett (1991). Chocolate Covered Cherries: Esther Price's Memoirs. (Dayton, OH: Halstead & Meadows Pub., 109 p.). Price, Esther, 1904- ; Candy industry--United States--History; Businesswomen--United States--Biography.

Lisa Price and Hilary Beard (2004). Success Never Smelled So Sweet: How I Followed My Nose and Found My Passion. (New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 226 p.). Founder (Carol's Daughter, Inc.). Price, Lisa, 1962- ; Carol's Daughter, Inc.; African American businesspeople New York (State) New York Biography; Businesswomen New York (State) New York Biography; Toilet preparations industry United States. Carol's Daughter Inc.

Howard D. Putnam with Gene Busnar (1991).The Winds of Turbulence: A CEO's Reflections on Surviving and Thriving on the Cutting Edge of Corporate Crisis. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 227 p.). Putnam, Howard D., 1937- ; United Air Lines, inc.--Management; Braniff Airways--Management; Southwest Airlines Co.--Management; Airlines--United States--Management; Chief executive officers--United States.

Bernard Rapoport, As Told to Don Carleton; with an introduction by Bill Moyers (2002). Being Rapoport: Capitalist with a Conscience. (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 316 p.). Rapoport, Bernard, 1917- ; University of Texas System. Board of Regents--Biography; Democratic Party (Tex.)--Biography; Capitalists and financiers--United States--Biography; Philanthropists--United States--Biography; Jews--United States--Biography; Insurance companies--United States. American Income Life Insurance Co.

Dan Rattiner (2008). In the Hamptons: My Fifty Years with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires, and Celebrities. (New York, NY: Harmony, 368 p.). Editor, Publisher of Dan's Papers. Rattiner, Dan; Dan's Papers); Journalists --United States --Biography; Hamptons (N.Y.) --Social life and customs. Hampton's most popular free newspaper has covered Hamptons that few know (defined by artists, painters, fishermen, farmers, dreamers, hangers-on, celebrities, billionaires who live, play there). 

M. Emmett Ratts (1996). Those Were the Days, My Friend. (Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance Pub. Co., 285 p.). Trippe, J. T. (Juan Terry), 1899- ; Ratts, M. Emmett; Pan American World Airways, inc.--History; Businesspeople--United States--Biography.

Theodore Regensteiner; Preface by the Hon. A. E. Giegengack (1943). My First Seventy-Five Years. (Chicago, IL: The Regensteiner Corporation, 285 p.). Regensteiner Theodore; printing; color offset press. Pioneered in the introduction of color offset presses. Regensteiner Corporation.

Henry Regnery (1979). Memoirs of a Dissident Publisher. (New York: NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 260 p.). Regnery, Henry, 1912- ; Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography; Conservatism--United States. Regnery.

Henry Regnery; edited with an introduction by Jeffrey O. Nelson (1999). Perfect Sowing: Reflections of a Bookman. (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 394 p.). Regnery, Henry, 1912- ; Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography; Conservatism--United States; United States--Intellectual life--20th century. Regnery.

Paul Ricard (1983). La Passion de Créer. (Paris, FR: A.Michel, 267 p.). Ricard, Paul, 1909- ; Ricard (Firm)--History; Businesspeople--France--Biography. Pernod Ricard.

Grant Richards; with an introduction by Max Beerbohm (1933). Memories of a Misspent Youth, 1872-1896. (New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 353 p.). Richards, Grant, 1872-1948; Publishers and publishing--Great Britain--Biography. Grant Richards.

Grant Richards (1934). Author Hunting, by an Old Literary Sportsman; Memories of Years Spent Mainly in Publishing, 1897-1925. (London, UK: H. Hamilton, 295 p.). Richards, Grant, 1872-1948; Publishers and publishing--Great Britain--Biography; Authors and publishers--Great Britain--History--20th century; Authors, English--20th century--Biography. Grant Richards.

David Rockefeller (2002). Memoirs. (New York, NY: Random House, 560 p.). Former Chairman, Chase Manhattan Corp. Rockefeller, David, 1915- ; Chase Manhattan Bank; Bankers--United States--Biography; Banks and banking--United States--History. 

Anita Roddick (1991). Body and Soul: Profits with Principles, the Amazing Success Story of Anita Roddick & the Body Shop. (New York, NY: Crown, 256 p.). Founder, The Body Shop. Roddick, Anita, 1942- ; Body Shop (Firm)--History; Cosmetics industry--Great Britain--History; Businesswomen--Great Britain--Biography.

Ralph B. Rogers (1993). Splendid Torch. (West Kennebunk, ME: Phoenix Pub., 327 p.). Former CEO (Texas Industries, Inc.). Rogers, Ralph B., 1909- ; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Industrialists--United States--Biography; Public broadcasting--United States.

Phil Romano with Steve McLinden (2005). Food for Thought: How the Creator of Fuddrucker's, Romano's Macaroni Grill, and Eatzi's Built a $10 Billion Empire One Concept at a Time. (Chicago, IL: Dearborn Financial Pub., 224 p.). Restaurateur. Romano, Phil; Restaurateurs--Biography. Fuddrucker's.

William Rosenberg with Jessica Brilliant Keener (2001). Time To Make the Donuts. (New York, NY: Lebhar-Friedman Books, 255 p.). Founder, Dunkin' Donuts. Rosenberg, William, 1916- ; Dunkin' Donuts (Firm) Biography; Dunkin' Donuts (Firm) History; Restaurateurs United States Biography.; Businesspeople United States Biography; Entrepreneurship United States; Franchises (Retail trade) United States History.

Allen Rosenshine (2006). Funny Business: Moguls, Mobsters, Megastars, And the Mad, Mad World of the Ad Game. (New York, NY: Beaufort Books, 296 p.). Chairman, BBDO Worldwide. Advertising--United States; Advertising executives--New York (State)--New York--Biography. Allen Rosenshine's nearly 45 years in advertising. (BBD&O).

Nelson Rounsevell (1933). The Life Story of "N.R."; or, 40 Years of Rambling, Gambling and Publishing. (Panama City, Panama: The Panama American Publishing Co., 180 p.). Founder and Publisher of the Panama American. Rounsevell, Nelson, 1877?- ; The Panama American; Publishers and publishing--Panama--Panama. 

George Presbury Rowell (1985). Forty Years an Advertising Agent, 1865-1905. (New York, NY: Garland, 517 p. [orig. pub. 1906]). Advertising--United States; Advertising, Newspaper--United States.

Sanders Rowland with Bob Terrell (1986). Papa Coke: Sixty-Five Years Selling Coca-Cola. (Asheville, NC: Bright Mountain Books, 224 p.). Rowland, Sanders, 1906- ; Coca-Cola Company; Sales personnel--United States--Biography.

Sarina Russo, Russ Gleeson (2002). Meet Me at the Top!: The Story of Sarina Russo, Who Started with Nothing, Made It Big in Business, and Now Dines with Premiers and Presidents. (Sydney, AU: Crown Content, 210 p.). (Founder (Sarina Russo Group). Russo, Sarina; Businesswomen--Australia--Biography. Sarina Russo Group.

Anthony Mitchell Ryerson (1999). Humorous Hubbub: Memoirs of Anthony Mitchell Ryerson. (Lake Forest, IL: A.M. Ryerson, 383 p.). Ryerson, Anthony Mitchell, 1918- ; Inland Steel Company; Businessmen--Illinois--Lake Forest--Biography; Manic-depressive persons--Illinois--Lake Forest--Biography; Lake Forest (Ill.)--Biography. Inland Steel.

Maxwell Sackheim (1975). My First 65 Years in Advertising. (Blue Ridge Summit, PA: G/L Tab Books, 209 p.). Sackheim, Maxwell, 1890- ; Advertising personnel--Biography; Maxwell Sackheim & Co.

Claude Saks (1996). Strong Brew: One Man's Prelude to Change. (Charlottesville, VA: Heartsfire Books, 276 p.). Saks, Claude, 1937- ; Businessmen--United States--Biography; Coffee industry--United States. Coffee.

Al Schock (1997). The Schock Brothers, Al and Ozzie: A Story of Success and Service. (Freeman, SD: Pine Hill Press, 310 p.). Schock, Al (Alvin); Schock, Ozzie (Ozzie Eric); Nordica Foods Company--History; Dairy products industry--United States--History; Businessmen--United States--Biography.

Reese Schonfeld (2001). Me and Ted Against the World: The Unauthorized Story of the Founding of CNN. (New York, NY: Cliff Street, 407 p.). Co-founder, CNN. Turner, Ted; Schonfeld, Reese; Cable News Network; Television broadcasting of news--United States.

Howard Schultz and Dori Jones Yang (1997). Pour Your Heart into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time. (New York, NY: Hyperion, 351 p.). Starbucks Coffee Company; Coffee industry--United States.

Harry W. Schwartz (1977). Fifty Years in My Bookstore: or, A Life with Books. (Milwaukee, WI: Schwartz, 147 p.). Schwartz, Harry W. (Harry Warren); Booksellers and bookselling--Wisconsin--Milwaukee--Biography; Bookstores--Wisconsin--Milwaukee--History--20th century. Schwartz Bookstores.

A.J. Scribante (2005). Shelf Life: How an Unlikely Entrepreneur Turned $500 into $65 Million in the Grocery Industry. (Washington, DC: Regnery Pub., 216 p.). Scribante, A.J.; Businessmen--United States--Biography; Grocery trade--Management; Entrepreneurship. MAJERS. Founded computerized marketing information company to help manufacturers and grocers move their products through American supermarket shelves.

Charles Scribner, Jr.; based on the oral history by Joel R. Gardner (1990). In the Company of Writers: A Life in Publishing. (New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 193 p.). Scribner, Charles, 1921- ; Charles Scribner's Sons--History; Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography; Authors and publishers--United States--History--20th century.

Charles Scribner, Jr.; introduction by Charles Scribner III (1993). In the Web of Ideas: The Education of a Publisher. (New York, NY: Scribner, 205 p.). Scribner, Charles, 1921- ; Charles Scribner's Sons--History--20th century; Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography; Authors and publishers--United States--History--20th century.

John Scully with John A. Byrne (1987). Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple -- a Journey of Adventure, Ideas and the Future. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 450 p.). Computer Industry, Apple Computer. 

Jacques Seguela (1979). Ne Dites pas à Ma Mère que Je Suis dans la Publicité, Elle Me Croit Pianiste dans un Bordel ("Don't Tell My Mother I Work in Advertising, She Thinks I Play a Piano in a Brothel"). (Paris, FR: Flammarion, 273 p.). Head of a successful Paris ad agency. Advertisers--France--Biography. (RSCG).

Werner G. Seifert, Hans Hans-Joachim Voth (2006). Invasion of the Grasshoppers. Plots - Struggles for Power - Market Manipulation. (Berlin, Germany: Ullsteinbuchverlage/Econ, 272 p.). Former CEO Deutsche Borse; ICREA Research Professor at the Economics Department (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Associate Director at the Centre for History and Economics (King's College, Cambridge). Siefert, Werner G.; Deutsche Borse AG--Management; Executives--Germany --Biography; Stock Exchanges--Germany--Management--Case studies. Memoir of ouster after 12-years as CEO of Deutsche Borse AG.  

Ricardo Semler (1993). Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workplace. (New York, NY: Warner Books, 335 p.). CEO (Semco). Semler, Ricardo, 1959- ; Businesspeople--Brazil--Biography. Author's successful 'quest' to run his company in the interest of all it's stakeholders.

Kamal A. Shair (2006). Out of the Middle East: The Emergence of an Arab Global Business. (New York, NY: I.B. Tauris, 262 p.). Founder, Chairman of Dar Al-Handasah. Shair, Kamal; Dar al-Handasah (Firm); Businesspeople--Middle East--Biography; Politicians--Jordan--Biography. Small-town boy in what was then Transjordan, dragged himself through school (mother illiterate), moved to college in Beirut, went to America (Michigan and Yale), returned to the Middle East to create a multinational corporate empire engaged in trade, construction and manufacturing.

Isadore Sharp (2009). Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy. (Toronto, ON: Penguin Canada, 320 p.). Founder of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Sharp, Isadore; Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts --History; Hotels --Canada. Created world’s most admired, successful hotel brand by building culture of true respect, caring, nurturing in more than thirty countries around world; no background in hotel business; 1961 - built first Four Seasons hotel with four-pillar business model: quality, service, culture, brand; commitment to developing, rewarding excellent employees; learned hotel business by trial, error.

Yoshizo Shimano (2008). This Is My Road: The Story of Shimano. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 161 p.). Chairman of Shimano Inc. Shimano, Yoshizo, 1934-; Shimano, Kabushiki Kaisha; Bicycle industry --Japan --Biography. Leading bicycle components manufacturer, established brand in fishing tackle; journey from mischievous young boy to Chairman of Shimano Inc.; success owed to foresight, resolve, flair of Shimano family; Shimano brothers have led company through more than 80 years of successful existence; now run by third generation.

John Siddons; written with the assistance of Russ Gleeson (1990). A Spanner in the Works. (South Melbourne, AU: Macmillan, 247 p.). Siddons, John, 1927- ; Siddons Ramset (Firm)--Personnel management; Businesspeople--Australia--Biography; Legislators--Australia--Biography; Industrial management--Employee participation--Australia.

(Muriel Siebert), Muriel Siebert, with Aimee Lee Ball (2002). Changing the Rules: Adventures of a Wall Street Maverick. (New York, NY: Free Press,     p.). Founder (Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc.). Siebert, Muriel; New York Stock Exchange--History--20th century; Stockbrokers--New York (State)--New York--Biography; Businesswomen--New York (State)--New York--Biography. Muriel Siebert & Co.

Israel Sieff (1970). Memoirs. (London, UK: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 214 p.). Sieff, Israel Moses, Baron Sieff, 1889- ; Marks and Spencer ltd.; Zionists--Great Britain--Biography.

Marcus Sieff (1988). Don't Ask the Price: The Memoirs of the President of Marks & Spencer. (New York, NY: HarperCollins, 354 p.). Marks and Spencer ltd. -- Biography; Businessmen -- Great Britain -- Biography; Great Britain Multiple shops Marks & Spencer (Firm) Sieff, Marcus Biographies.

John Singleton (1979). True Confessions. (Stanmore, N.S.W.: Cassell Australia, 159 p.). Singleton, John; Advertising--Australia--Biography; Advertising--Australia; STW Group Ltd.

Stuart Skorman, with Catherine Guthrie (2007). Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur: Why I Can’t Stop Starting Over. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 224 p.). Founder, (1997),, Elephant Pharmacy, Empire Video; Journalist. Skorman, Stuart; Businesspeople--United States--Biography; New business enterprises--United States. What it means to be  passionate entrepreneur 1) large ego is necessary; 2) strong emotions push you into the fray, carry you through to the end; 3) starting a business is often an act of desperation.

George M. Skurla and William H. Gregory (2004). Inside the Iron Works: How Grumman’s Glory Days Faded. (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 225 p.). Skurla, George M.; Grumman Aerospace Corporation--History; United States. Navy--Aviation--History; Aerospace engineers--Biography.

Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., in collaboration with Boyden Sparkes (1970). Adventures of a White-Collar Man. (Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 208 p. [orig. pub. 1941]). General Motors Corporation. 

Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.; with a new introduction by Peter F. Drucker (1990). My Years at General Motors. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 472 p. [orig. pub. 1964]). Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966; General Motors Corporation--Management--History; Automobile industry and trade--United States--Management--Case studies; Industrial management--United States--Case studies.

Pete Slosberg (1998). Beer for Pete's Sake: The Wicked Adventures of a Brewing Maverick. (Boulder, CO: Siris Books, 258 p.). Slosberg, Pete; Pete's Brewing Company; Brewers--United States--Biography.

Maye Smith and Faye Hudson with Leslie Whitaker (1997). Maye and Faye’s Building & Loan: The Story of a Remarkable Sisterhood. (New York, NY: HarperCollins, 209 p.). Smith, Maye; Hudson, Faye; Point Pleasant Federal Savings & Loan--Biography; Bankers--West Virginia--Biography; Savings and loan associations--West Virginia.

Alex Spanos with Mark Seal and Natalia Kasparian; with a foreword by Rush Limbaugh (2002). Sharing the Wealth: My Story. (Washington, DC: Regnery Pub., 254 p.). Spanos, Alex; San Diego Chargers (Football team); Football team owners--United States--Biography; Businessmen--United States--Biography.  

John Sperling (2000). Rebel with a Cause: The Entrepreneur Who Created the University of Phoenix and the For-Profit Revolution in Higher Education. (New York, NY: Wiley, 265 p.). Founder (University of Phoenix). Sperling, John G.; University of Phoenix--History; Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Education, Higher--Economic aspects--United States--Case studies.

William R. Spivey (1991). Succeeding in Corporate America: A Case Study of a Black American Against the Odds. (New York, NY: Vantage Press, 133 p.). Spivey, William R., 1946- ; Success in business--United States--Case studies; African American businesspeople--Case studies; African American executives--Biography.

Vince Staten (1998). Do Pharmacists Sell Farms?: A Trip inside the Corner Drugstore. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 204 p.). Staten, Vince, 1947- ; Businessmen--United States--Biography; Drugstores--United States--History; Pharmaceutical industry--United States--History.

Paul Stevens (1972). I Can Sell You Anything; How I Made Your Favorite TV Commercials with Minimum Truth & Maximum Consequences. (New York, NY: P. H. Wyden, 245 p.). Television advertising--United States.

Faith Stewart-Gordon (1999). The Russian Tea Room: A Love Story. (New York, NY: Scribner, 250 p.). Wife-Husband Owners of The Russian Tea Room. Stewart-Gordon, Faith--Biography; Russian Tea Room.  

Birger Swenson (1979). My Story: Immigrant, Executive, Traveler. (Rock Island, IL: Augustana Historical Society, 250 p.). Swenson, Birger, 1895- ; Religious literature--Publishing--Illinois; Publishers and publishing--Illinois--Biography; Lutherans--Illinois--Biography; Swedes--Illinois--Biography. Augustana Book Concern.

Prakash Tandon (1981). Return to Punjab. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 211 p.). First National Chairman. Tandon, Prakash; Businesspeople--India--Biography. Hindustan Lever Ltd.

W.R. (Dick) Tappan (1986). Cooking with the Tappans. (New York, NY: Vantage Press, 91 p.). Tappan family; Tappan, W. R.--Family; Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Stove industry and trade--Ohio--Mansfield--History; Mansfield (Ohio)--Biography.

A. Alfred Taubman (2007). Threshold Resistance: The Extraordinary Career of a Luxury Retailing Pioneer. (New York, NY: Collins, 224 p.). Taubman, A. Alfred; Businessmen--United States--Biography; Entrepreneurship--United States--Biography; Architects--United States--Biography; (Sotheby's).  Dyslexic Jewish kid from Detroit grew up to be billionaire retailing pioneer, respected philanthropist and, at age 78, a federal prisoner for price-fixing. 

Gladys Taylor (1987). Alone in the Boardroom. (Calgary, AB: Deadwood Pub., 213 p.). Founder. Taylor, Gladys, 1917- ; Businesswomen -- Alberta -- Biography; Women-owned business enterprises -- Alberta -- Biography; Success in business -- Alberta -- Biography; Publishers and publishing -- Alberta -- Biography; Businesswomen -- Canada -- Biography. Tall-Taylor Publishing.

Kenneth N. Taylor with Virginia J. Muir (1991). My Life: A Guided Tour: The Autobiography of Kenneth N. Taylor. (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 401 p.). Taylor, Kenneth Nathaniel; Tyndale House Publishers; Bible--Translating; Baptists--United States--Biography; Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography.  

R. David Thomas (1991). Dave's Way: A New Approach to Old-Fashioned Success (New York, NY: Putnam, 256 p.). Founder, Wendy's International. Thomas, R. David, 1932- ; Wendy's International; Restaurateurs--United States--Biography.

T. Thomas (1992). To Challenge and To Change. (New York, NY: Viking, 237 p.). Former chairman of Hindustan Lever, director of Unilever Ltd., London and Unilever, NV, Rotterdam. Thomas, T. (Thomas), 1927- ; Businesspeople--India--Biography.

Stanley J. Thompson (1980). The S/B Latex Story: Recollections of "Can Do" at Dow. (Midland, MI: Dow Chemical Co., 326 p.). Thompson, Stanley J.; Dow Chemical Company; Styrene-butadiene rubber.

Roy Herbert Thomson, Baron Thomson of Fleet (1975). After I Was Sixty: A Chapter of Autobiography. (London, UK: Hamilton, 224 p.). Thomson of Fleet, Roy Herbert Thomson, Baron, 1894- ; Publishers and publishing--Great Britain--Biography; Newspaper publishing--Great Britain.

Peter Thornton (2009). Thorntons: My Life in the Family Business. (Sheffield, UK, Tomahawk Press, 391 p.). Ex-Chairman (one of Britain's largest confectionary companies; 35 years in the family business). Thornton's; confectionary industry--history; Families --Psychological aspects; family businesses. Thornton family, its confectionery business - one of Britain's premier brands built by family frequently at war: battles of generations, sibling rivalry; 1956-1987 (dismissed from company as result of family politics, jealousies, not performance); destructive and dysfunctional personal relationships, conflict and emotional difficulties; horrible price of success and money - even at one of Britain's best-known brands.

Randall Tobias; with Todd Tobias (2003). Put the Moose on the Table: Lessons in Leadership from a CEO's Journey through Business and Life. (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 279 p.). Former CEO, Eli Lilly (1993-1998). Tobias, Randall; Organizational change; Industrial management--United States--Case studies; Executives--United States--Biography.  

Michael Tonello (2008). Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World's Most Coveted Handbag. (New York, NY: HarperCollins, 272 p.). Tonello, Michael; eBay (Firm); Internet auctions; Selling--Handbags; Hermes Birkin; Businesspeople--Biography. Semi-bored Massachusetts-based hairstylist, temporary gig in Barcelona, vanished job assignment, no work visa, Hermès scarf sold on eBay to generate quick cash; figured out secret to getting Hermès to part with Birkin bags; sold $ millions of bags, become one of eBay's most successful entrepreneurs.

Linus Torvalds and David Diamond (2001). Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 262 p.). Torvalds, Linus, 1969- ; Linux; Computer programmers--Finland--Biography.

Polly Toynbee (1971). A Working Life. (Baltimore, MD: Penguin, 153 p.). British Journalist. Manufacturing-Labor. British journalist takes job in a cake factory.

Donald J. Trump, with Tony Schwartz (1987). Trump: The Art of the Deal. (New York, NY: Random House, 246 p.). Trump, Donald, 1946- ; Businessmen -- United States -- Biography; Real estate developers -- United States -- Biography.

Donald J. Trump and Charles Leerhsen (1990). Trump: Surviving at the Top. (New York, NY: Random House, 236 p.). Trump, Donald, 1946- ; Businessmen--United States--Biography; Real estate developers--United States--Biography.

Donald J. Trump with Kate Bohner (1997). Trump: The Art of the Comeback. (New York, NY: Times Books, 244 p.). Trump, Donald, 1946- ; Businessmen -- United States -- Biography; Real estate developers -- United States -- Biography. 

Edward Uhlan (1956). The Rogue of Publishers’ Row; Confessions of a Publisher. (New York, NY: Exposition Press, 247 p.). Publisher, Exposition Press. Publishers and publishing--United States; Exposition Press.

Sir Stanley Unwin (1960). The Truth about a Publisher; an Autobiographical Record. (New York, NY: Macmillan, 455 p.). Founder of George Allen and Unwin. Unwin, Stanley, Sir 1884- ; Publishers and publishing--England--Autobiography. Allen & Unwin.

David Unwin (1982). Fifty Years with Father: A Relationship. (Boston, MA: Allen & Unwin, 150 p.). Unwin, Stanley, Sir, 1884-1968; Unwin, David, 1918- ; Publishers and publishing--England--Biography; Authors, English--20th century--Biography; Fathers and sons. Allen & Unwin.

P. Roy Vagelos, Louis Galambos (2004). Medicine, Science, and Merck. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 301 p.). Former Chairman, CEO (1985 to 1994); Professor of History (Johns Hopkins University). Vagelos, P. Roy; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Physicians--United States--Biography; Medical scientists--United States--Biography; Physician executives--United States--Biography. 

P. Roy Vagelos, Louis Galambos (2006). The Moral Corporation--Merck Experiences. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 185 p.). Retired Chairman of Merck & Co., Inc; Chairman of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Chairman of Theravance Corporation; Professor of History (Johns Hopkins University). Vagelos, P. Roy; Merck & Co.--Management; Pharmaceutical industry--Moral and ethical aspects--United States; Business ethics; Social responsibility of business. Author had to learn how to run successful business while holding to highest principles of ethical behavior; not always successful; where, why he failed, succeeded.

Jack Valenti (2007). This Time, This Place: My Life in War, the White House, and Hollywood. (New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 416 p.). President, Motion Picture Association of America. Valenti, Jack; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 --Friends and associates; Motion Picture Association of America--Biography; United States. Army. Air Corps--Biography; Political consultants--United States--Biography; Executives--United States--Biography; Motion picture industry--California--Los Angeles--History; Air pilots, Military--United States--Biography; United States--Politics and government--1963-1969; Houston (Tex.)--Biography. Earned both Distinguished Flying Cross and his own star on Hollywood Walk of Fame; helped to shape politics, entertainment in second half of  twentieth century

Jay Van Andel (1998). An Enterprising Life: An Autobiography. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 234 p.). Amway Corporation--History; Van Andel, Jay; Businessmen--United States--Biography. Amway.

Lillian Vernon (1996). An Eye for Winners: How I Built One of America's Greatest Direct-Mail Businesses. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 213 p.). Vernon, Lillian, 1927- ; Businesswomen--United States--Biography; Mail-order business--United States--History. 

Trader Vic. Introd. by Herb Caen (1973). Frankly Speaking: Trader Vic's Own Story. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 170 p.). Trader Vic; Restaurateurs--United States--Biography; Cookery, International; Bergeron, Victor Jules, Jr. Trader Vic's.

Henry Villard (1969). Memoirs of Henry Villard; Journalist and Financier, 1835-1900. (New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 2 vols. [orig. pub. 1904]). Villard, Henry, 1835-1900; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives. Contents: v. 1. 1835-1862.--v. 2. 1863-1900. Northern Pacific.

Charles Villiers (1992). Beyond the Sunset. (Stoke Abbott, UK: T. Harmsworth Pub., 267 p.). Villiers, Charles, 1912- ; British Steel Corporation--Biography; Great Britain. Army--Biography; Businesspeople--Great Britain--Biography.

Joseph Volpe with Charles Michener (2006). The Toughest Show on Earth: My Rise and Reign at the Metropolitan Opera. (New York, NY: Knopf, 320 p.). General Manager of Metropolitan Opera (16 years). Volpe, Joseph; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.); Opera producers and directors--United States--Biography. Story about New York and the business of culture-vast egos, complicated politics,  glittering past.

Diane von Furstenberg, with Linda Bird Francke (1998). Diane: A Signature Life. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 237 p.). Von Furstenberg, Diane; Women fashion designers--United States--Biography

Julia Montgomery Walsh in collaboration with Anne Conover Carson (1996). Risks and Rewards: A Memoir. (McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 216 p.). Walsh, Julia Montgomery; Stockbrokers--United States--Biography; Women in finance--New York (State)--New York--Biography. Julia Walsh & Sons.

Sam Walton with John Huey (1992). Sam Walton, Made in America: My Story. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 269 p.). Walton, Sam, 1918- ; Wal-Mart (Firm)--History; Businessmen--United States--Biography; Millionaires--United States--Biography; Discount houses (Retail trade)--United States--History; Rich people--United States--Biography.

An Wang with Eugene Linden (1986). Lessons: An Autobiography. (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 248 p.). Wang, An, 1920- ; Wang Laboratories, Inc.--History; Computer industry--United States--History; Industrialists--United States--Biography.

Fredric Warburg (1974). All Authors Are Equal: The Publishing Life of Fredric Warburg, 1936-1971. (New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 310 p.). Chairman of Secker and Warburg Ltd. from 1936 to 1971. Warburg, Fredric, 1898- ; Publishers and publishing--Great Britain--Biography.

Frederick R. Warburton (1980). Wiring the World: Forty Years in Nuts & Bolts. (St. Petersburg, FL: Valkyrie Press, 351 p.). Warburton, Frederick R.; Graybar Electric Company inc.--History; Businesspeople--United States--Biography.  

Max Ward (1991). The Max Ward Story: A Bush Pilot in the Bureaucratic Jungle. (Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart, 342 p.). Ward, Max, 1921- ; Wardair Canada Inc.; Businessmen--Canada--Biography; Bush pilots--Canada--Biography. 

Jack Warner (1975). Jack of All Trades: An Autobiography. (London, UK: W. H. Allen, 226 p.). Warner, Jack L., 1892-1978; Motion picture producers and directors--United States--Biography. Warner Bros.

Thomas J. Watson, Jr. and Peter Petre (1990). Father, Son & Co.: My Life at IBM and Beyond. (New York, NY: Bantam Books, 468 p.). Watson, Thomas J., 1914- ; International Business Machines Corporation--History; Executives--United States--Biography.  

Barbara Waugh with Margot Silk Forrest (2001). The Soul in the Computer: The Story of a Corporate Revolutionary. (Maui, HI: Inner Ocean, 249 p.). Waugh, Barbara; Hewlett-Packard Company; Social responsibility of business; Corporate culture; Social action; Political activists.

Frank A. Weaner (1983). One Against Many. (Tampa, FL: F.A. Weaner, 293 p.). Weaner, Frank A.; Journalists--United States--Biography; Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Bankers--United States--Biography. Oldest, largest supplier in the U.S. of glace fruit to commercial bakers, confectioners, and supermarkets. Paradise Inc.

George Weidenfeld (1994). Remembering My Good Friends: An Autobiography. (London, UK: HarperCollins, 483 p.). Weidenfeld, George Weidenfeld, Baron; Weidenfeld, George Weidenfeld, Baron -- Friends and associates; Publishers and publishing -- Great Britain -- Biography. Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Jack Welch, John A. Byrne (2001). Jack: Straight from the Gut. (New York, NY: Warner Books, 479 p.). Chairman (20 years) of GE, Business Week Journalist. Welch, Jack, 1935- ; General Electric Company--Management; Chief executive officers--United States--Biography; Electric industries--United States--Management; Industrial management--United States.

Ray Welch (2002). Copywriter: A Life of Making Ads and Other Mistakes. (Cohasset, MA: HotHouse Press, 297 p.). Welch, Ray; Copy writers--United States--Anecdotes; Advertising--United States--Anecdotes.

Charles B. West (1985). Mr. Alaska: The Chuck West Story: Forty Years of Alaska Tourism, 1945-1985. (Seattle, WA: Weslee Pub., 153 p.). West, Charles B., 1914- ; Travel agents--Alaska--Biography; Cruise West (Firm).

Victor Weybright (1967). The Making of a Publisher: A Life in the 20th Century Book Revolution. (New York, NY: Morrow, 360 p.). Weybright, Victor, b. 1903; Publishers and publishing--History--20th century; Publishers and publishing--Biography. New American Library.

Bob White, Cecelia Clarke (1995). Cheques and Balances: Memoirs of a Banker. (New York, NY: Viking, 275 p.). White, Bob, 1923- ; Westpac Banking Corporation--History; Bankers--Australia--Biography; Banks and banking--Australia--History.

Perry Whiting (1930). Autobiography of Perry Whiting, Pioneer Building Material Merchant of Los Angeles. (Los Angeles, CA: Printed by Smith-Barnes Corporation, 334 p.). Whiting, Perry, 1868-. Whiting-Mead Company.

Dorothy Whitner (2003). Life and Times. (Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing, 433 p.). Second woman in the State of Virginia to obtain her CPA. Whitner, Dorothy; Accountants -- Canada; Bookkeeping--History.  

Ken Wilder (1994). The Company You Keep: A Publisher’s Memoir. (Sydney, NSW, Australia: State Library of New South Wales Press, 276 p.). Wilder, Ken, 1927- ; Collins in Australia (Firm)--Biography; Publishers and publishing--Australia--Biography; Publishers and publishing--Great Britain--Biography.

Luke G. Williams (2002). Luke G. Williams: American Entrepreneur: A Memoir by the Father of the Electronic Sign Industry. (Spokane, WA: Trade Mark Press, 190 p.). Founder, American Sign & Indicator. Williams, Luke G., 1923-; American Sign & Indicator Corporation; Businessmen --United States --Biography.

R. M. Williams with Olaf Ruhen (1984). Beneath Whose Hand: The Autobiography of R.M. Williams with Olaf Ruhen. (South Melbourne, AU: Macmillan, 202 p.). Williams, R. M. (Reginald Murray), 1908- ; Ranchers--Australia--Biography; Businesspeople--Australia--Biography; Leather industry and trade--Australia--History; Mail-order business--Australia--History. R. M. Williams Holdings Limited.

Kemmons Wilson with Robert Kerr (1996). Half Luck and Half Brains: The Kemmons Wilson, Holiday Inn Story (Nashville, TN: Hambleton-Hill Pub., 214 p.). Wilson, Kemmons, 1913- ; Holiday Inns, Inc.--History; Hotelkeepers--United States--Biography.

Sunnie Wilson with John Cohassey (1998). Toast of the Town: The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson. (Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 200 p.). Wilson, Sunnie, 1908- ; Louis, Joe, 1914- ; Hotelkeepers--Michigan--Detroit--Biography; African American businesspeople--Michigan--Detroit; Detroit (Mich.)--History. Mark Twain Hotel.

Stanley J. Winkelman; with a foreword by Philip P. Mason (2000). A Life in the Balance: The Memoirs of Stanley J. Winkelman. (Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 290 p.). Winkelman, Stanley J., 1922- ; Businessmen -- United States -- Biography; Clothing trade -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History. Winkelman's.

Brownie Wise (1957). Best Wishes, Brownie Wise: How To Put Your Wishes to Work (Podium Pub. Co., 183 p.). VP of Tupperware Home Parties Incorporated. Wise, Brownie; Tupper, Earl Silas; Tupperware Corporation --History; selling--home parties. Feminine knowledge, converting 'wishes' into pragmatism. 

Gary Wolf (2003). Wired: A Romance. (New York, NY: Random House, 282 p.). Former Executive Editor of HotWired. Rossetto, Louis; Wired (San Francisco, Calif.); Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography; Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Mass media--United States; Internet industry--United States; Online information services industry--United States. 

James D. Wolfensohn (2008). A Global Life: My Journey among Rich and Poor, from Wall Street to the World Bank. (New York, NY: PublicAffairs, 480 p.). Former President of the World Bank. Wolfensohn, James D.; World Bank--Presidents--Biography; Investment bankers--United States--Biography. Prominent banker in London, New York, Salomon Brothers, Chairman of Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center for many years, President of the World Bank from 1995 to 2005; assesses successes, failures, causes of continuing poverty.  

I.R. Wookey (1998). Fortuna: A Memoir, I. Richard Wookey. (Toronto,ON: Macfarlane Walter & Ross, 387 p.). Wookey, I. R. (Ian Richard), 1928- ; Stockbrokers--Ontario--Toronto--Biography; Real estate developers--Ontario--Toronto--Biography; Toronto (Ont.)--Biography. Seniority Investments Limited.

Jon Wynne-Tyson (2004). Finding the Words: A Publishing Life. (Norwich, UK: Michael Russell, 318 p.). Wynne-Tyson, Jon; Centaur Press; Publishers and publishing--Great Britain--Biography; Publishers and publishing--England--History--20th century.

Lien Yeomans (2001). Green Papaya: New Fruit from Old Seeds: How I Seduced Australia with My Food. (Milsons Point, NSW: Random House Australia, 222 p.). Yeomans, Lien; Green Papaya (Restaurant); Restaurateurs--Australia--Biography; Women cooks--Australia--Biography; Cookery, Vietnamese.

Elaine Young (1979). A Million Dollars Down. (New York, NY: Dell, 174 p.). Realtor to the Stars in Beverly Hills. Young, Elaine; Real estate agents--Los Angeles--Biography. Controversial (tell it all) book about the trials and tribulations of the real estate business,.

William Zeckendorf, with Edward McCreary (1970). Zeckendorf, The Autobiography Of The Man Who Played A Real-Life Game Of Monopoly And Won The Largest Real Estate Empire in History. (New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 312 p.). Zeckendorf, William, 1905-1976; Webb and Knapp, inc., New York; Real estate developers--New York (State)--New York--Biography.

Raymond Zelker (2001). The Polly Peck Story: A Memoir. (London, UK: Strathearn, 192 p.). Nadir, Asil, 1941- ; Polly Peck International--History; International business enterprises--Great Britain.

Gordon Sterling Ziegler, Sr. as told to Suzanne Barnett (1992). "--And So It Happened--". (Fort Lauderdale, FL: Abbott-Sterling Pub., 286 p.). Ziegler, Gordon Sterling; Industrialists--United States--Biography. Ziegler Chemical & Mineral Corp.

Adam Zimmerman (1997). Who's in Charge Here, Anyway?: Reflections from a Life in Business. (Toronto, ON: Stoddart, 210 p.). Zimmerman, A. H. (Adam Hartley), 1927- ; Noranda (Firm)--History; Noranda Forest--History; Executives--Canada--Biography; Lumber trade--Canada--History.

Adolph Zukor, with Dale Kramer. (1953). The Public Is Never Wrong; The Autobiography of Adolph Zukor, with Dale Kramer. (New York, NY: Putnam, 309 p.). Zukor, Adolph, 1873-1976; Motion pictures--History. Paramount Pictures.



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