BizBio® Cards

Short and Mighty Business Biographies

Collect and Learn

BizBios are handsomely designed, informative conversation cards for business enthusiasts! They are art, entertainment, and education all-in-one. Each trading-card sized card has six custom-created icons, fifty words of biographical text, and custom imagery. Braun Ink creates BizBios about iconic business leaders—those who are “first, best, biggest, or most in industry in some way.” BizBios cover leaders of businesses that are $3 billion or larger in revenues or value.

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A set of BizBios is a unique and wonderful gift for any business enthusiast. The cards arrive in an attractive burlap bag and look great on a coffee table, work desk, and elsewhere.

Educators use BizBios in classrooms so business students appreciate the breadth of leadership in modern business.

BizBio-Cards

Here are the sets of BizBios we offer

Starter Set
Full Set
Jumbo Set
Minority & Under Represented
Immigrant & Foreign Business
Crisis Management, Turnaround, Coronavirus
Dealmaker, Restructurer
Entrepreneur, Founder, Innovator
Industrial, Agriculture, Utility, Conglomerate
Services, Media, Entertainment, Travel
Tech, Software, Biotech
Retail, Food, Beverage, CPG
Build Your Own Set

We love creating custom sets of BizBios for our customers! Peruse all our BizBios, decide which ones you want in your set, and build your own set.

Using Comic Books in the Classroom

When using a comic book, business educators have the opportunity to develop these business competencies in students. Such competencies are in high demand in the business workplace.

Ask students to:

  • SUMMARIZE and SYNTHESIZE the actions, images, people, and topics.
  • DEVELOP ARGUMENTS about and CRITICALLY APPRAISE key actions and decisions made by executives.
  • OFFER SUPPORT for their arguments using text and facts.
  • REFLECT ON how the comic book characters’ views and actions compare and contrast to their own.
  • SHOW CURIOSITY about business leaders through asking questions of the main subject/CEO, if the LIVE VIDEO VISIT option is chosen by educators.

Using CEO Memoirs & Biographies in the Classroom

Memoirs and biographies combine the case method with more immersive and experiential learning because readers are immersed in the story and narrative. Narratives are arguably the most effective way to teach and learn in general. Studies have shown that students consistently recall information tied to storytelling better than material presented without storytelling. Organizational psychologists have found that learning from a well-told story is remembered “far longer” than learning derived from facts and figures and that facts are 20 times more likely to be remembered if they’re part of a story.

Braun Collection books and comic books enable business educators to use narrative to enhance the learning experience of their students. Further, it seems that people who read narratives that “oscillate” (i.e., the narratives do not offer a story of clear ascent or descent but rather a story of oscillating successes and failures) have better resilience later in their own lives and careers when making their own decisions. This is because they have reference points (the prior narratives) that consist of patterns of oscillation as opposed to clear-cut ascent or descent2. As we know in real life, decisions rarely involve clear-cut ascent or descent situations. Braun Collection materials do  show neither deeply flawed heroes nor perfect decision makers, rather people who deal with the ups and downs of the issues and
opportunities in their lives and careers.

When using a True Business Adventure Tale (CEO memoir or biography), business educators have the opportunity to develop these business competencies in students. Such competencies are in high demand in the business workplace.

Ask students to:

  • SUMMARIZE the actions, people, and topics and SYNTHESIZE all the information into the theme of the book. Synthesizing key topics and themes is important in business.
  • DEVELOP ARGUMENTS about and CRITICALLY APPRAISE key actions and decisions made by executives. Being able to develop and appraise various actions is important in business.
  • OFFER SUPPORT for their arguments using text and facts as opposed to pure opinion and conjecture. Knowing how to offer factual, even if not scientific, evidence is important in business.
  • REFLECT ON how the subjects and authors views and actions compare and contrast to their own. A level of appropriate reflection is shown to build a level of warmth and relationships that matter for business.
  • SHOW CURIOSITY about business leaders through asking questions of the authors, if the LIVE VIDEO VISIT option is chosen by educators. Asking good questions is a vital business skill.