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As part of a Leadership Development program at work I have to read a biography of a great leader and prepare a book review and presentation.

Anyone got any recommendations?
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galactus43 wrote:As part of a Leadership Development program at work I have to read a biography of a great leader and prepare a book review and presentation.

Anyone got any recommendations?

I imagine you're going for a business leader, but here are some bios I've read recently.
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At 830 pages, it's a bit heavy for your assignment and regardless of your opinion of the man there's little question he was a bona fide leader.

This might be a better option given your assignment.
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I don't think I've spent more than $3.00 at Starbucks myself, but I admired their business model. While this book is labeled a "business/economics" book rather than a bio, it reads very much like a Howard Schultz autobiography and at 368 pages it's a little more manageable in a time crunch.

My favorite historical figure and a solid read on another real, but reluctant leader:
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This is a really fast-paced book despite its size and while there's no way anyone can squeeze any part of this guy's life into 1000 pages, Wilson does pretty good with 1188.

That covers political, business and military leaders, beyond that I'm at a loss for now.
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about 5 pages left in V.

I'm going to a book fair this afternoon where there are over 10,000 books for sale at .50 a paperback and 1.00 hardcover, so I may have alot to choose from but I think I'm starting one of these next
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On a side note, anyone who enjoys David Sedaris, I suggest you read anything by on of my contemporary favorites, Jonathan Ames. His memiors are incredibly hillarious.
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RupertPupkin wrote:
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Could you paraphrase this book for me in a couple of sentences please?
Codeblue wrote:When I'm done reading it I shall. I'm only 55 pages in.
Well....................are you a slow reader? Still waiting to hear if this worked out for ya. I need to make a lifestyle change. :P
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on tuesday i'll be reading Her Fearful Symetry by Audrey Niffenegger.
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I ended up using '10 Things I Learnt from Bill Porter' for my work project. Interesting read, but nothing to engaging. It will get the job done.

Currently, 'The Running Man'. Stephen King = :notworthy:
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Just finished Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake and Bret Easton Ellis' The Informers this weekend... not sure what to start next.
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