Contemporary Biographies in Business
A supplement to Salem Press's Careers In series, a career-focused series collection of biographies of notable figures in business, this resource provides insight into the career paths and impact of these important figures.
A collection of 30 biographical sketches of "living leaders" in a variety of business environments. All of these articles come from the pages of Current Biography, the monthly magazine renowned for its unfailing accuracy, insightful selection, and the wide scope of influence of its subjects. These up-to-date profiles draw from a variety of sources and are an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers, students, and librarians. Students will gain a better understanding of the educational development and career pathways of the business leader.
The geographical scope of Contemporary Biographies in Business is broad; selections span the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, covering numerous major geographical and cultural regions. All of the figures profiled are still working at one or more of their specialties. This collection includes owners, founders, presidents, and CEOs, of professional sports teams, financial firms, media companies, manufacturers and retailers.
The articles in Contemporary Biographies in Business range in length from 1,000 to 4,000 words and follow a standard format. All articles begin with ready-reference listings that include birth details and concise identifications. The articles then generally divide into several parts, including Early Life and Education, and Life’s Work, a core section that provides straightforward accounts of the periods in which the profiled subjects made their most significant contributions to the profiled businesses. Often, a final section, Significance, provides an overview of the person’s place in history and their contemporary importance. Essays are supplemented by Selected Readings, which provide starting points for further research.
Insightful and in-depth profiles feature:
- Gina Bianchini, Entrepreneur
- Peter Diamond, Economist and Educator
- Michelle Gass, President of Starbucks Europe
- Eugene Kaspersky, Information Security Specialist; CEO Kaspersky Lab
- Beth Mooney, CEO of KeyCorp
- And Many More!
The book ends with a general Bibliography that offers a comprehensive list of works for students seeking out more information on a particular individual or subject, plus a separate bibliography of Selected Works that highlight the significant published works of the professionals profiled. A Profession Index, listing subjects by profession is also included.