Biographies

Einstein’s Greatest Mistakes | Hans c. Ohanian

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Published in: 2016 Amazon | Goodreads At the University of Zurich, where Einstein studied from 1896 to 1900, he was rebellious against his teachers, who he believed had outdated ideas. Like many others who grew up reasonably secular, he questioned all “truths”. This attitude made an academic position after graduation impossible. Instead, he finally got a low-paid

The fish that ate the whale | Rich Cohen

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Published in: 2013 Amazon | Goodreads Sam Zemurray – El Amigo, the Banana Man or the Gringo – was a quite unkown historical figure in both the American business world as well as the political history of the world – even though he made quite a mark on both worlds. In 1891, as a 14

Murarens son – Staffan Bruun

Published in: 2019 Bokus | Goodreads Anders Wiklöf is Åland’s most successful entrepreneur. His name has reached the Swedish media, often for his record-breaking speeding fines – speeding in his Bentley has cost him around $350k (in Åland, the fine is set according to how much you pay in taxes). The book is about Wiklöf’s

Am I Being Too Subtle? | Sam Zell

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Published in: 2017 Amazon | Goodreads Sam Zell is the founder, owner, and chairman of Equity International, an investment company that focuses on real estate, primarily in emerging markets. Zell’s story starts in Poland just before WWII broke out, when his parents fled the country for the United States. Zell was born in 1941 and

Not Fade Away | Laurence Shames

Published in: 2004 Amazon | Goodreads Peter Barton was an American businessman who, in 2002, died of stomach cancer at the age of 51. The book, written by the novelist Laurence Shames, is a review of Barton’s life in the fast lane. Barton’s last job was with Liberty Media, working for John Malone. There he had a

The Alchemists | Jim Ratcliffe

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Published in: 2018 Amazon | Goodreads Jim Ratcliffe is a British billionaire, with a net worth of $16bn, and the main shareholder (66% ownership) and founder of the chemical group INEOS. Since the founding in 1998, INEOS has grown, mainly through acquisitions, from a small obscure chemical company in Antwerp to global giant. INEOS now

Risk Game | Francis Greenburger

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Published in: 2016 Amazon | Goodreads Francis Greenburger is an American real estate developer, author and philanthropist. Since 1966, his Time Equities has built up a portfolio consisting of over 2.8m sqm of commercial properties (residential, office, retail and industrial) mainly in North America, but also in many places around the world. The portfolio was

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin | Nora Barlow

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Published in: 1993 Amazon | Goodreads When Charles Darwin wrote his memoirs, he was 67 years old and lived a secluded life in his home, where he observed the outraged debate that his theories gave rise to. During his lifetime he had written some of the most important books in history, where mainly On the Origin of

A Man For All Markets | Edward Thorp

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Published in: 2017 Amazon | Goodreads Edward Thorp is the MIT professor who solved blackjack, roulette and baccarat and won over Las Vegas. At the age of 32, he went on to Wall Street to outperform the stock market for the next 30 years. Through his company Princeton Newport Partners, Thorp did arbitrage with shares,

HeatoN – Livet på spel | Christensen & Sunnervik

Published in: 2018 Bokus | Goodreads Emil “HeatoN” Christensen is considered one of the best Counter-Strike players of all time. His team “Ninjas in Pajamas” (NiP) dominated the global CS scene in the early 2000s. The book is about Christensen’s path from growing up in a suburb of Stockholm to ending up in esports’ “Hall