Best 2011 Books for Entrepreneurs

James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales
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Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN
by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales

Best reason to read it: If you like sports, this is your book. If you like behind the scenes access to personalities you’ve watched and listened to for years, this is your book. If you like learning about key decisions that turn a struggling company into a global phenomenon, this is definitely your book. If you don’t like sports and hate ESPN, stay away—otherwise it’s a great read and an instructive tale of how a number of smart, driven people built a business... and how a few might have let a business get away.
Spoiler alert: It’s safe to say Mike Tirico wasn’t a fan of Tony Kornheiser after all.