6 Inspiring Autobiographies for Your Inner Entrepreneur

6 Inspiring Autobiographies for Your Inner Entrepreneur

Inside all of us, there is a budding Entrepreneur and if you’re in need of a gentle shove, whether you’re trying to start a business of your own or just stuck on a work project, our list of Entrepreneurial autobiographies is for you! The Truly Family have got their heads together and listed their most influential autobiographies, so, sit back and prepare yourself for a very full Amazon basket.

Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson

I’m a sucker for a pun and as soon as I saw this book, I was instantly drawn to it. Although this autobiography has been out since 2009, it’s still seen as motivational.

Throughout the book, Branson goes into detail about the company’s charitable background and explains his passion for renewable energy projects as well as giving us more insight into Virgin Galactic for all you space fans out there.

If you’re in need of some inspiration, Losing my Virginity isn’t short of motivation but also details the mistakes that could have been done differently


Strong Woman: The Truth About Getting to the Top by Karen Brady

We’re all about women empowerment here at Truly and Karren Brady’s Strong Woman is a motivational read if you’re struggling to juggle it all.

While she’s best known as Lord Alan Sugar’s aide, the bestselling autobiography details life before The Apprentice. 

Brady addresses women in the workplace in a refreshing and modest approach and is certainly the inspiring read you need at the end of a long day.


Jo Malone: My Story by Jo Malone 

We’re all synonymous with Jo Malone, high-end perfumes that must be kept out of reach from sticky toddler hands at all costs but how many know the woman behind the brand?

Jo Malone’s debut autobiography tells the story of how the brand was formed, from witty anecdotes about her childhood to the inspiration behind the smells – this enchanting read is perfect for poolside reading if you need a break from toddler tantrums.


Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Whether you’ve got a closet full of trainers or the only pair you own is your running shoes, Shoe Dog takes you inside the brain of one of the biggest names in the shoe industry.

Chairman of Nike, Phil Knight’s autobiography tells the story of how borrowing $50 from his father turned into a multi-millionaire business. The insightful memoir is full of lessons on building something from the ground up, a Truly inspirational read for anyone thinking of starting their own business.


Thrive by Arianna Huffington 

For any tired, overworked, struggling to cope, woman – this autobiography will remind you that you’re not alone!

Thrive, written by The Huffington Post co-founder, Arianna Huffington candidly discusses managing her career and children as well as the American work ethic.

Thrive is jam packed full of advice on negotiating your career around your children and although that 3 pm school run may seem like a stretch today – Huffington is a prime example of women nailing the art of juggling.


Tycoon by Peter Jones 

We couldn’t write a post about inspiring entrepreneurs and not include Truly’s very own Peter Jones. 

Tycoon takes you behind the scenes as we delve into the world of Peter Jones’ mindset.

If you’re in need of a motivation boost, Tycoon will certainly deliver and offer practical and realistic advice for you.