10 business books by top CEOs that will change your life

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"I failed some of my subjects in exam, but my friends passed them all. Now he is an engineer at Microsoft... and I am the owner of Microsoft." - Bill Gates

Whether you're looking for advice on your career path, the courage to start a business, or an informative read on the background of a major corporation, these powerful leaders will put you on the right track.

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The books below were all written by influential founders and CEOs who have led their companies to success, and empower readers to do the same with their own endeavors.

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“Pour Your Heart into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time” by Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks)

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“Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman” by Yvon Chouinard (Founder and former CEO of Patagonia)

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“Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy” by Bill Gates (Co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft)

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“The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz (Co-Founder of Opsware and Andreessen Horowitz)

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“Winning: The Ultimate Business How-To-Book” by Jack Welch (Former CEO of General Electric)

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“#GIRLBOSS” by Sophia Amoruso (Founder of Nasty Gal)

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“My Years with General Motors” by Alfred Sloan (Former CEO of General Motors)

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“Sam Walton: Made in America” by Sam Walton (Founder of WalMart)

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“Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose” by Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos)

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“Direct From Dell: Strategies that Revolutionized an Industry” by  (Founder and CEO of Dell)

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Written by business moguls including Bill Gates, Tony Hsieh, Michael Dell, Howard Schultz and Jack Welch, these motivational reads allow you to peek into the exciting worlds of major entrepreneurs.

Here are our picks for the best leadership books that will inspire you to take charge of your life and rule the world.

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