Books and Authors for General Awareness Preparation

Questions on books and authors are very popular with entrance examinations. I could find various lists on the web which talked about books by businessmen / biographers but I think if there existed a list with respect to famous companies, it would be really helpful. And also – I really like makings lists. So, here you go:

Books on Companies

Amazon One Click by Richard L. Brandt

Bank of Baroda Towards a New Frontier by Tripathi, Dwijendra and Priti Misra

Biocon Ale and Arty by Kiran Majumdar Shaw

Boeing Flying High by Eugene Rodgers

Canara Bank A Banking Odyssey by M V Kamath

Cipla A Life to Remember by K A Hameid


For God, Country and Coca-Cola by Mark Pendergrast

The Real Thing by Constance Hays

Delhi Cloth Mills (DCM) From the Brink of Bankruptcy by Vinay Bharat-Ram

Disney Inside the Magic Kingdom by Thomas K. Connellan

DLF Whatever the Odds by K P Singh

Domino’s Pizza Tiger by Tom Monaghan

Enron Conspiracy of Fools by Kurt Eichenwald

Escorts The Days of my Years by H P Nanda

Facebook The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich

Fedex The World on Time by James C. Wetherbe

Future Group It Happened in India by Kishore Biyani

General Electric

At Any Cost by Thomas F. O’Boyle, David Ackroyd

Straight from the Gut and Winning by Jack Welch

General Motors My years with General Motors by Alfred Sloan

Gillette Cutting Edge by Gordon McKibben

Grameen Bank Banker to the Poor by Md. Yunus

Harley Davidson Well Made in America by Peter C. Reid

Hewlett-Packard The HP Way by David Packard

IBM Saving Big Blue by Robert Slater

Broken Promises by Daniel Quinn Mills

Intel Only the Paranoid Survive by Andy Grove

ITC Bite the Bullet by Ajit Haskar

Kirloskar Group Cactus and Roses by S L Kirloaskar

Maruti The Maruti Story by R C Bhargava

Mc Donalds Grinding it out by Ray Croc


Barbarians Led by Bill Gates by Jennifer Edstrom, Marlin Eller.

Hard Drive by James Wallace, Jim Erickson


Just Do It by Donald R. Katz

Swoosh by Laurie Becklund, J. B. Strasser Nintendo

Game Over by David Sheff

Oberoi Hotels Dare to Dream: Life of M S Oberoi by Bacchi Kakaria


Ambani & Sons by Hamish McDonald

Against All Odds by A G Krishnamurthy

Sony Made in Japan by Akio Morita

Starbucks Pour Your Heart into it by Howard Schultz

Tata Group Beyond the Last Blue Mountain and Creation of Wealth by R M Lala

TCS TCS Story and Beyond by S Ramadorai

Toyota Against All Odds by Yukiyasu Togo, William Wartman

Virgin Group Losing My Virginity and Screw it – Let’s do it by Richard Branson

Wal-mart Made in America by Sam Walton

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