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#60 Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia) #2
Feb 17 • 71 min
The life of Yvon Chouinard as told in the book The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned from Patagonia’s First 40 Years.
#59 Howard Hughes
Feb 10 • 111 min
The life of Howard Hughes as told in the book Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters; The Definitive Biography of the First American Billionaire.
#58 John Bogle (Vanguard) #2
Feb 3 • 57 min
The life of John Bogle as told in his book Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life.
#57 John Bogle (Vanguard)
Jan 28 • 89 min
The life of John Bogle as told in his book Stay the Course: The Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution.
#56 Herb Kelleher (Southwest Airlines)
Jan 21 • 69 min
The life of Herb Kelleher as told through the book Nuts!: Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success
#55 Cornelius Vanderbilt Part 2
Jan 13 • 83 min
The life of Cornelius Vanderbilt as told through the book Tycoon’s War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America’s Most Famous Military Adventurer by Stephen Dando-Collins
#54 Cornelius Vanderbilt
Jan 7 • 89 min
The life of Cornelius Vanderbilt as told through the book The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles.
#53 Michael Ovitz (CAA)
Dec 31, 2018 • 106 min
The life of Michael Ovitz as told through the book Who Is Michael Ovitz?
#52 Mel & Patricia Ziegler + Bill Rosenzweig (The Republic of Tea)
Dec 24, 2018 • 91 min
The story of the creation of The Republic of tea as told through the book The Republic of Tea: The Story of the Creation of a Business, as Told Through the Personal Letters of Its Founders
#51 Mel and Patricia Ziegler (Banana Republic)
Dec 17, 2018 • 87 min
The lives of Mel and Patricia Ziegler as told through the book Wild Company: The Untold Story of Banana Republic
#50 Marc Andreessen (Netscape)
Dec 10, 2018 • 97 min
The ideas of Marc Andreessen as told through the book The Pmarca Blog Archive.
#49 Richard Branson (Virgin Group) Part 3
Dec 3, 2018 • 40 min
The life of Richard Branson as told through the book Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons in Life by Richard Branson. This is part three of a three-part series on the life of Richard Branson.
#48 Richard Branson (Virgin Group) Part 2
Nov 25, 2018 • 76 min
The life of Richard Branson as told through the book Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography by Richard Branson
#47 Richard Branson (Virgin Group)
Nov 18, 2018 • 72 min
The life of Richard Branson as told through the book Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
#46 Ken Langone (The Home Depot)
Nov 12, 2018 • 71 min
The life of Ken Langone as told through the book I Love Capitalism by Ken Langone
#45 Bernie Marcus (The Home Depot)
Nov 5, 2018 • 80 min
The life of Bernie Marcus as told through the book Built From Scratch: How A Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion
#44 Paul Allen (Microsoft)
Oct 29, 2018 • 82 min
The life of Paul Allen as told through the book, Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft
#43 Ray Dalio (Bridgewater)
Oct 22, 2018 • 62 min
Today we are learning about the life of Ray Dalio through his book: Principles: Life and Work
#42 Dee Hock (Visa)
Oct 15, 2018 • 87 min
The life of Dee Hock through his book One From Many: VISA and the Rise of Chaordic Organization
#41 Ben Horowitz (Opsware & Andreessen Horowitz)
Oct 8, 2018 • 59 min
The life of Ben Horowitz as told through his book The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers.
#40 Edwin Land (Polaroid)
Oct 1, 2018 • 84 min
The life of Edwin Land as told through the books Insisting On The Impossible: The Life of Edwin Land and Instant: The Story of Polaroid
#39 Walt Disney Part 2 (The Walt Disney Company)
Sep 24, 2018 • 95 min
The life of Walt Disney as told through the book Walt Disney: An American Original by Bob Thomas
#38 Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk
Sep 17, 2018 • 102 min
The different strategies Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk use to build rocket companies as told in the book The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and The Quest To Colonize the Cosmos
#37 Sam Zemurray (Cuyamel Fruit Company/The Banana King)
Sep 10, 2018 • 81 min
Sam Z, Sam the Banana Man, El Amigo, the Big Russian, the Gringo –he was not an easy person, nor is his biography without controversy. To some, it’s the story of a great man, a pioneer in business, a hero. To others, its the story of a pirate, a…
#36 Nolan Bushnell (Atari & Chuck E. Cheese)
Sep 3, 2018 • 44 min
The life of Nolan Bushnell as told through his book Finding The Next Steve Jobs: How to Find, Keep, and Nurture Talent
#35 George Lucas (Lucasfilm, Pixar, THX & Industrial Light and Magic)
Aug 27, 2018 • 89 min
The life of George Lucas as told through the book George Lucas: A Life.
#34 Ed Catmull (Pixar)
Aug 20, 2018 • 87 min
The life of Ed Catmull as told through the book Creativity Inc: Overcoming The Unseen Forces That Stand In The Way of True Inspiration
#33 Levi Strauss (Levi Strauss & Co)
Aug 13, 2018 • 79 min
The life of Levi Strauss as told in the book Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World
#32 Jack Ma (Alibaba)
Aug 9, 2018 • 108 min
The life of Jack Ma as told in the book Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built.
#31 Peter Thiel (PayPal, Palantir, & Founders Fund)
Aug 2, 2018 • 158 min
The life of Peter Thiel as told in the books Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue and Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
#30 Elon Musk Part 2 (SpaceX, Tesla, and PayPal)
Jul 9, 2018 • 33 min
The life of Elon Musk as told in the book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
#29 David Packard (Hewlett-Packard)
Jul 2, 2018 • 39 min
The life of David Packard as told in his book The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company
#28 The Wright Brothers
Jun 25, 2018 • 38 min
The lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright as told through the book The Wright Brothers
#27 Paul English (Kayak)
Jun 15, 2018 • 84 min
The life of Paul English as told in the book A Truck Full of Money: Coding, Mania, Love, Genius: The Life of an American Entrepreneur
#26 Henry Ford Part 2 (The Ford Motor Company)
May 2, 2018 • 52 min
The life of Henry Ford as told through the book My Life and Work: The Autobiography of Henry Ford.
#25 James Dyson (The Dyson Company)
Apr 22, 2018 • 101 min
The life of James Dyson as told through the book Against the Odds: An Autobiography by James Dyson
#24 Danny Lewin (Akamai Technologies)
Apr 15, 2018 • 75 min
The life of Danny Lewin as told through the book No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet.
#23 Jim Clark (Netscape, Silicon Graphics, & WebMD)
Apr 7, 2018 • 62 min
The life of Jim Clark as told through the book The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis
#22 Evan Spiegel (Snapchat)
Mar 20, 2018 • 63 min
The life of Evan Spiegel as told through the book How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars: The Snapchat Story.
#21 John Carmack & John Romero (ID Software/DOOM)
Mar 1, 2018 • 121 min
The lives of John Carmack and John Romero as told through the book Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
#20 Danny Meyer (Shake Shack & Union Square Hospitality Group)
Feb 6, 2018 • 43 min
The life of Danny Meyer as told in his book Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business.
#19 Steve Jobs Part 2 (Apple, Pixar & NeXT)
Jan 19, 2018 • 73 min
The life of Steve Jobs as told in the book Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader.
#18 Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia)
Jan 8, 2018 • 58 min
The life of Yvon Chouinard as told in his book Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman.
#17 Jeff Bezos (Amazon & Blue Origin)
Jan 1, 2018 • 89 min
The life of Jeff Bezos as told in the book The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
#16 John D. Rockefeller (Standard Oil)
Dec 8, 2017 • 64 min
The life of John D. Rockefeller as told in the book Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller.
#15 Leonardo da Vinci
Nov 17, 2017 • 67 min
The life of Leonardo da Vinci as told in the book Leonardo da Vinci.
#14 Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)
Sep 26, 2017 • 38 min
The life of Mark Zuckerberg as told in the book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal.
#13 Elon Musk and Why SpaceX Will Colonize Mars
Aug 27, 2017 • 55 min
The life of Elon Musk as told in the book/blog The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why
#12 Elon Musk & How Tesla Will Change The World
Aug 20, 2017 • 41 min
The life of Elon Musk as told in the book/blog The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why.
#11 The Cook & The Chef: Elon Musk’s Secret Sauce
Aug 13, 2017 • 51 min
The life of Elon Musk as told in the book/blog The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why
#10 Phil Knight (Nike)
Jul 27, 2017 • 72 min
The life of Phil Knight as told in his book Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
#9 Henry Ford (The Ford Motor Company)
Jul 10, 2017 • 70 min
The life of Henry Ford as told in the book I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford.
#8 Robert Noyce (Intel & Fairchild Semiconductor)
Jun 20, 2017 • 60 min
The life of Robert Noyce as told in the book The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company
#7 Ray Kroc (McDonald’s)
May 28, 2017 • 63 min
The life of Ray Kroc as told through the book Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s
#6 Sam Walton (Walmart)
May 14, 2017 • 64 min
The life of Sam Walton as told through the book Sam Walton: Made In America
#5 Steve Jobs (Apple & Pixar)
Apr 30, 2017 • 96 min
The life of Steve Jobs as told through the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.
#4 Joseph P. Kennedy (The Kennedy Family Dynasty)
Apr 19, 2017 • 57 min
The life of Joseph P. Kennedy as told in the book The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
#3 Thomas Edison
Mar 24, 2017 • 86 min
The life of Thomas Edison as told in the book The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented The Modern World
#2 Walt Disney (The Walt Disney Company)
Oct 10, 2016 • 77 min
The life and times of Walt Disney based on the book Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination.
#1 Elon Musk (SpaceX, Tesla, PayPal, & Zip2)
Sep 19, 2016 • 70 min
The life of Elon Musk as told in the book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future