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100 Great Business Leaders

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The success of every great company or popular brand is often the vision of a great leader. Here in this book, we profile 100 Great Business Leaders, giving an account of their business career, demonstrating the innovations, opportunities and business principles that have been introduced in their companies. Also included is a practical section to demonstrate how a reader might apply these ideas in their own lives. The 100 chosen business leaders are from companies located all over the world and include a mixture of business founders (for example Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Kiichira Toyoda, Liu Chuanzhi of Lenova) and famous business executives (Jack Welch of GE, Lee Iacocca of Chrysler, Indra Nooyi of Pepsico, Chua Sock Koong of Singapore Telecommunications).

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. Introduction
  7. 1 Dhirubhai Ambani · Reliance Industries
  8. 2 Bernard Arnault · LMVH
  9. 3 Mary Kay Ash · Mary Kay Cosmetics
  10. 4 Vinita Bali · Britannia Industries
  11. 5 Jeff Bezos · Amazon
  12. 6 Sara Blakely · Spanx
  13. 7 William Boeing · Boeing
  14. 8 Richard Branson · Virgin Group
  15. 9 Warren Buffett · Berkshire Hathaway
  16. 10 Andrew Carnegie · Carnegie Steel
  17. 11 Dhanin Chearavanont · Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group
  18. 12 Eva Chen · Trend Micro
  19. 13 Chung Ju-yung · Hyundai
  20. 14 Charles A. Coffin · General Electric Company
  21. 15 Terence Conran · Habitat
  22. 16 Michael Dell · Dell
  23. 17 Walt Disney · The Walt Disney Co.
  24. 18 Dong Mingzhu · Gree Electric Appliances
  25. 19 James Dyson · Dyson
  26. 20 Thomas Edison · Edison General Electric Company
  27. 21 Henry Ford · Ford Motor Company
  28. 22 Bill Gates · Microsoft
  29. 23 Louis Gerstner · IBM
  30. 24 Carlos Ghosn · Renault-Nissan
  31. 25 King C. Gillette · Gillette
  32. 26 Bill Gore · W.L. Gore & Associates
  33. 27 Katharine Graham · The Washington Post Group
  34. 28 Philip Green · Arcadia
  35. 29 Andrew Grove · Intel
  36. 30 Romi Haan · Haan Corporation
  37. 31 John Harvey-Jones · ICI
  38. 32 Bill Hewlett & David Packard · Hewlett-Packard
  39. 33 Soichiro Honda · Honda
  40. 34 Tony Hsieh · LinkExchange; Zappos
  41. 35 Lee Iacocca · Ford; Chrysler
  42. 36 Mohamed ‘Mo’ Ibrahim · MSI; Celtel
  43. 37 Steve Jobs · Apple
  44. 38 Herb Kelleher · Southwest Airlines
  45. 39 Vinod Khosla · Sun Microsystems
  46. 40 Gerard Kleisterlee · Philips
  47. 41 Phil Knight · Nike
  48. 42 Koo In-hwoi · LG Corporation
  49. 43 Koo Bon-Moo · LG Corporation
  50. 44 Ray Kroc · McDonald’s
  51. 45 A.G. Lafley · Procter & Gamble
  52. 46 Estée Lauder · Estée Lauder
  53. 47 Lee Byung-chull · Samsung
  54. 48 Robin Li · Baidu
  55. 49 Li Ka-shing · Hutchison Whampoa
  56. 50 Liu Chuanzhi · Lenovo Group
  57. 51 Liu Yonghao · New Hope
  58. 52 Olivia Lum · Hyflux
  59. 53 Ma Huateng · Tencent
  60. 54 Jack Ma · Alibaba
  61. 55 John Mackey · Whole Foods Market
  62. 56 Anand Mahindra · Mahindra & Mahindra
  63. 57 Annie Turnbo Malone · Poro
  64. 58 Michael Marks · Marks & Spencer
  65. 59 Konosuke Matsushita · Panasonic
  66. 60 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw · Biocon
  67. 61 William McKnight · The 3M Company
  68. 62 George W. Merck · Merck & Co
  69. 63 Lakshmi Mittal · ArcelorMittal
  70. 64 Sunil Bharti Mittal · Bharti Airtel
  71. 65 Akio Morita · Sony
  72. 66 Alan Mulally · Ford Motor Company
  73. 67 Anne Mulcahy · Xerox
  74. 68 Rupert Murdoch · News Corporation
  75. 69 N.R. Narayana Murthy · Infosys
  76. 70 Ning Gaoning · COFCO
  77. 71 Indra Nooyi · PepsiCo
  78. 72 Archie Norman · Asda
  79. 73 Jorma Ollila · Nokia
  80. 74 Larry Page · Google
  81. 75 Azim Premji · Wipro
  82. 76 Gina Rinehart · Hancock Prospecting
  83. 77 John D. Rockefeller · Standard Oil
  84. 78 Anita Roddick · The Body Shop
  85. 79 Howard Schultz · Starbucks
  86. 80 Alfred P. Sloan · General Motors
  87. 81 Darwin Smith · Kimberley-Clark
  88. 82 Fred Smith · FedEx
  89. 83 Martin Sorrell · WPP Group
  90. 84 Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata · Tata Group
  91. 85 Ratan Tata · Tata Group
  92. 86 Kiichiro Toyoda · Toyota
  93. 87 Cornelius Vanderbilt · Steamships and railways
  94. 88 Sam Walton · Wal-Mart
  95. 89 Cher Wang · HTC
  96. 90 Wang Shi · China Vanke
  97. 91 Perween Warsi · S&A Foods
  98. 92 Thomas J. Watson · IBM
  99. 93 Jack Welch · General Electric
  100. 94 Meg Whitman · eBay
  101. 95 Jerry Yang · Yahoo!
  102. 96 Zhang Jindong · Suning Group
  103. 97 Zhang Ruimin · Haier
  104. 98 Zhang Yin · Nine Dragons Paper
  105. 99 Zong Qinghou · Wahaha
  106. 100 Mark Zuckerberg · Facebook
  107. Sources and Further Reading
  108. About the Author