Biographies

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

Dryckesbröder | Hans Wigstrand

Published in: 2003 Adlibris Dryckesbröder is the story of the brothers Jens and Ulf Spendrup and the bankrupt brewery they inherited from their father in 1976. The board as well as the auditor had resigned and there was a guarantee commitment of SEK 30 million for the dilapidated Grängesbergs Bryggeri AB. The brothers were then

Killing the Market | Roemer McPhee

Published in: 2016Amazon | Goodreads The book is about the American investor Robert W. Wilson who during the 1960s to 1980s competed with Buffett and Soros for the place as the world’s best investor. In 1969, he started the hedge fund Wilson & Associates, where he almost exclusively managed his own money. He started with

Margaret Thatcher | Gunnela Björk

Published in: 2018 Adlibris | Goodreads Margaret Roberts was born on 13 October 1925 and died at the age of 88 on 8 April 2013. She grew up in simple and conservative conditions but managed to get a scholarship to Oxford. There she devoted her time to studies and politics. In 1949, at the age of 24,