Life stories of leaders can be both instructive and entertaining. Cobb County Public Library System’s Adult Collection includes recent works about achievements of trailblazers in business, science and sports. Here are some of them:
Lean in: women, work, and the will to lead is the bestseller by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, who draws on her experiences in business and government to describe the current career environment for women and other topics.
The soundtrack of my life is the memoir by Clive Davis, an influential music industry executive involved with generations of major recording artists.
The outsider: a memoir is the personal story of Jimmy Connors’ pro tennis champion career achieved with a gritty style and dedication to excellence and other adventures in his life.
The Einstein of money: the life and timeless financial wisdom of Benjamin Graham by Joe Carlen is an account of the career of a man known today as a hero of Warren Buffett, a former student of the Dean of Wall Street.
Sum it up: 1,098 victories, a couple of irrelevant losses, and a life in perspective by Pat Head Summitt, the Tennessee Lady Vols head basketball coach emeritus, is about her legendary career and facing early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Letters to a young scientist by Harvard University biologist Edward O. Wilson, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is on the researcher’s career and his hopes for the new generation.
Eleven rings: the soul of success by Phil Jackson, winner of 11 NBA championships known for his ability to promote teamwork among strong-willed individuals.