11 Books By CEOs That Will Teach You How To Run The World


Sophia Amoruso, Nasty Gal, hi-res

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Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal and author of "#GIRLBOSS."

Business books are notorious for being loaded with MBA lard, trotting out "key takeaways" like "take risks," "build a great team," and "don't be afraid to fail."


But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes - which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.

From fashion startups to automotive empires, here are the best leadership books from people who have led their companies to success.