Biographies

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

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,

Return to Go | Jim Slater

Published in: 1977 Amazon | Goodreads Jim Slater was the British financier who in the 1960s introduced hostile takeovers in London, two decades before Icahn and Pickens were to ravage Wall Street. Through hundreds of acquisitions between 1964 and 1973, his platform Slater Walker (SW) grew from a market capitalization of £1.5m to over £225m.

Fenomenet Ingvar Kamprad | Anders Ström

Published: 2018 Goodreads | Adlibris In 2017, the Ikea Group had sales of just over SEK 350 billion, made a profit of around SEK 30 billion and had almost 150,000 employees. In the same year, the Group had 400 department stores, most of them wholly owned, in 29 countries. Ingvar Kamprad founded IKEA in 1943

Berlusconi | Alan Friedman

Published: 2015 Goodreads | Amazon Silvio Berlusconi is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most controversial leaders in modern times. He is the European leader who has been in power the longest and has been compared to Italy’s equivalent of Ronald Reagan. In the book that bears his name, the American journalist Alan Friedman has mapped his

The first billion is the hardest | T. Boone Pickens

Published: 2008 Goodreads | Book Depository T. Boone Pickens was an American oil magnate and financier who made a career in oil exploration in the 1950s and 1960s and became a (in)famous corporate raider in the 1980s. In 2019 Picken’s net worth amounted to $1.4bn and he gave away almost as much during his life.

The education of a value investor | Guy Spier

Published: 2014 Goodreads | Book Depository This autobiography is about the life journey of the Zurich-based fund manager Guy Spier, from a young and greedy Gordon Gekko wannabe to when he found Warren Buffett and began his search for a more authentic life. Spier currently runs the fund Aquamarine Capital, where between 1997 and 2014

How to be rich | J. Paul Getty

Published: 1961 Goodreads | Book Depositary Jean Paul Getty was the industrialist who in the 1950s became the richest man in the world. The book was published in 1961 and is a biography and a “how to” guide for aspiring industrialists. Although Getty came from a well-to-do family, he was largely self-made. OIL IN THE

Don’t give up don’t give in | Louis Zamperini

Published: 2014 Goodreads | Book Depository Louis Zamperini was an American Christian evangelist and an Olympic distance runner, perhaps best known for his time as a Japanese prisoner of war during WWII. It was after he was released that he became a Christian with a particular belief in the power of forgiveness. Since 1952, he was dedicated