American Express | Business Class: 7 Books by Black Business Leaders on How to Grow, Scale and Lead

7 Books by Black Business Leaders on How to Grow, Scale and Lead



From advising boards on how to deal with a chaotic tomorrow to memoirs filled with tips on how to excel in business, Black business owners provide nuanced strategies for leaders looking for an edge.


Who you are shapes how you lead. Leaders are made in the trenches, making day-to-day decisions that impact shareholders, customers and teams. Simply put: leaders are layered, and many times the strategic insights people admire come directly from the intersection of our layers.


With this in mind, I curated a list of my favorite books by Black business owners who share how their personal and professional experiences impact how they lead. With candor and wit, they encourage us to think differently about the future, just as they have during their own journey building billion-dollar businesses.


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