The Best Books for Business Owners

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The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick

The movie The Social Network was for anyone who likes a good story. Journalist David Kirkpatrick's The Facebook Effect is for entrepreneurs interested in how to take a business from dorm room to the big time—and who also like a good story. Kirkpatrick's a fan, so he doesn't dissect the endless conflicts and missteps of Facebook's past and present—which would be more of a problem if everybody and his uncle wasn't already doing so. This book is a solid company-building story about one of the most influential companies of our time. Until Zuckerberg writes his memoir, it's as close to a "How I Did It" as curious parties are likely to get.
—Recommended by Leigh Buchanan