BizBio® Cards

Short and Mighty Business Biographies

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BizBios are handsomely designed, informative flash cards for business enthusiasts! They are art, entertainment, and education all-in-one. Each has 6 custom-created icons, roughly 50 words of biographical text, and custom imagery. Braun Ink creates BizBios about iconic business leaders—those who are, as we say, “first, best, biggest, or most.” Almost all BizBios cover leaders of businesses that are $3 billion or larger (revenues).*

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A set of 25 or 50 BizBios is a unique and wonderful gift for any business enthusiast.

Educators: BizBios are also being used in business classrooms so students appreciate the breadth of leadership. The Teacher’s Set comes with a Teaching Note and suggested assignments and discussion topics for your class.

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*Braun Ink can also create custom BizBios to honor executives; provided at tables and embedded in Lucite, these custom BizBios are terrific for events. What’s more, Braun Ink president, Becca Braun, can conduct a BizBios session (speech, overviewing BizBios) for the event. Ask for a price quote here.

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Adam Aron

President & CEO, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

Mary Barra

Chairwoman and CEO, General Motors

Jeff Bezos

Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Amazon

Gail K. Boudreaux

President and CEO, Anthem, Inc.

Richard Branson

Founder, Virgin Group

Michelle Buck

President and CEO, The Hershey Company Inc.

Warren Buffett

Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Ursula Burns

Former Chairman & CEO, Xerox Corporation

Safra Catz

Co-CEO, Oracle Corporation

Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Chairman, Tata Sons Pvt. Ltd.

Kenneth “Ken” Irvine Chenault

Retired Chairman, CEO, American Express Co.

Brian Joseph Chesky

Co-founder and CEO, Airbnb, Inc.

Adriana Cisneros

CEO, Grupo Cisneros

Tim Cook

CEO, Apple Inc

Enrique Cueto

Former CEO, LATAM Airlines Group S.A.

Mary Dillon

CEO, Ulta Beauty Inc.

Jamie Dimon

Chairman & CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Arnold W. Donald

President & CEO, Carnival Corporation & PLC.

Benno Dorer

Chairman, CEO, Clorox Co.

Robert (Bob) Dudley

Former CEO, BP plc

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

President and CEO, TIAA

Kenneth Frazier

Chairman and CEO, Merck & Co.

Fabrizio Freda

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., CEO and President

Adena Friedman

President & CEO, Nasdaq Inc.

Roberto Goizueta

Former chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Inc.

Wilmot Reed Hastings, Jr.

Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO, Netflix, Inc.

Samuel N. Hazen

CEO, HCA Healthcare, Inc.

Pablo Isla Álvarez De Tejera

Inditex S.A. Chairman

Craig Jelinek

President and CEO, Costco

Steve Jobs

Co-Founder and late CEO, Apple Inc.

Abigail (Abby) Pierrepont Johnson

Chairman and CEO, Fidelity Investments Inc.

Christopher J. Kempczinski

President & CEO, McDonald’s Corporation

Dara Khosrowshahi

CEO, Uber

Kinam Kim

Co-Vice-Chairman, Co-CEO, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Wei Kou

Chairman and Party Secretary, State Grid China Co. Ltd.

Ralph Lauren

Founder, Executive Chairman, & Chief Creative Officer,  Ralph Lauren Corporation

Richard Lesser

CEO, Boston Consulting Group Inc.

Huateng “Pony” Ma

Co-founder, Chairman, CEO, Tencent Holdings Limited

Jack Ma

Founder and Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group

John Mackey

Co-founder and CEO, Whole Foods Market Inc.

Marissa Mayer

Co-founder, Lumi Labs; former President and CEO, Yahoo! Inc.

William R. “Bill” McDermott

CEO, SAP SE

Doug McMillon

President and CEO, Walmart Inc.

Apoorva Mehta

Co-founder & CEO, Instacart Inc.

Ann Mulcahy

Former Chairman and CEO, Xerox Coporation

Oscar Munoz

CEO, United Airlines

Rupert Murdoch

Executive Chairman, News Corp and 21st Century Fox

Elon Musk

Founder, PayPal; Founder, CEO SpaceX; CEO, Tesla, Inc.

Satya Nadella

CEO, Microsoft Corporation

Indra Nooyi

Chairman & former CEO, PepsiCo

Larry Page

Co-founder, Google LLC; CEO, Alphabet Inc.

Doug Parker

Chairman & CEO American Airlines Group Inc.

Mark Parker

President, CEO, and Chairman, Nike, Inc

Melanie Perkins

Co-founder and CEO, Canva Pty. Ltd.

Prathap Reddy

Founder and Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group

Melissa Reiff

CEO, The Container Store

Barbara Rentler

CEO, Ross Stores Inc.

Charles H. (Chuck) Robbins

Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Virginia Marie “Ginni” Rometty

Chair, President and CEO, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Leonard S. Schleifer

Co-founder and CEO, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Howard Schultz

Former Chairman and CEO, Starbucks Corporation

Sanjiv Singh

Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

Kevin Sneader

Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company

Evan Spiegel

Co-founder and CEO, Snap Inc.

Akio Toyoda

CEO, Toyota Motor Corporation

Ben van Beurden

CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Jeff Weiner

CEO, LinkedIn

Eric Yuan

Founder and CEO, Zoom Video Communications, Inc.

Mark Zuckerberg

Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Facebook, Inc.

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.