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5 Best-Selling Books by Female Entreprenuers & CEOs

* These five books tell the stories of successful women
* From leadership strategies to business ideas, each explores different avenues
* They make great gifts as well

They say imitation is the best form of flattery, and these five smart, amazing, successful women have written instructive books so you can learn from their success. From real estate dynamos to editors-in-chief who know the importance of balance, each book has something to teach you.

1. Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business

Star of ABC’s Shark Tank Barbara Corcoran tells her incredible story of trying twenty-two jobs, then finally deciding to go out on her own, borrowing $1000 from a boyfriend to start her real estate office. Full of advice as well as her own inspiring anecdotes, it makes for an engaging read.

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The inspiration for the Netflix show, founder of Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso writes a practical, no-nonsense memoir and business guide hybrid.

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3. Thrive

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post News Group, Arianna Huffington suffered a nasty fall brought on by exhaustion, and experienced a wake-up call to reevaluate her approach to life and success.

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4. No-Excuse Leadership Tactics for Women

Written by Marine Corps captains, these two powerful, dynamic women share 10 leadership tips they learned while going through intense training. Ideal for anyone in a corporate battlefield.

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5. Lean In

The Number One bestseller from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg outlines techniques on how to survive and thrive as a woman in a position of power. Candid, funny and honest, this book is a great read for men and women alike.

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