The Adventure Capitalist

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Author: Conor Woodman
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330506501
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The Adventure Capitalist by Conor Woodman

Original Title: The Adventure Capitalist

Economist Conor Woodman has decided to test his negotiating skills, charm and eye for a bargain against some of the world's oldest trading cultures. He's sold his house to finance the trip, but if his hunches are right - trading Sudanese camels for Zambian coffee, coffee for South African red wine and then off to China to buy jade with the proceeds - he'll return six months later with a lot of money, some new friends and a whole raft of brilliant tall tales. Whether trading teak or tea, surfboards or seafood, Conor goes head-to-head with the best operators in the world's most hotly-contested markets. But will years of experience as a business analyst mean anything when he is suspected of being a spy? And can London's financial bear pit prepare him for a horde of vodka-fuelled horse traders on the plains of central Asia? Part Undercover Economist, part Apprentice challenge, The Adventure Capitalist offers an exciting insight into the human story behind the money in our pockets, and reminds us that making a living is about exactly that - living.

Adventure Capitalist

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Author: Jim Rogers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119048818
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Adventure Capitalist by Jim Rogers

Original Title: Adventure Capitalist

A gripping tale of adventure, danger and humor, peppered with investment tips from a Wall Street legend The best-selling author of Investment Biker takes a fascinating journey through the world's economic situation in a convertible yellow Mercedes. This is the motivating story of entrepreneur Jim Rogers, dubbed "the Indiana Jones of finance" by Time magazine, who made his fortune playing the stock market and then embarked on his lifelong dream adventure. Together with his fiancee, Paige Parker, he set out on a three-year drive around the world that would ultimately set the Guinness world record for the longest continuous car journey. Their trip winds its way through 116 countries - through blizzards, deserts, epidemics and war zones - to discover failing economies and the new boom countries not from dry and potentially flawed statistics, but by experiencing life itself. This is a gripping tale of travel and adventure; along the way they encounter danger, love and farce. It is also a highly readable account of world economies: you won't find a more enjoyable way to be introduced to the investment potential of Bolivia, or the cultural changes afoot in North Korea. Finally it is also an inward journey in which Rogers moves from the restless traveler to husband and father, hoping one day to introduce his daughter to his own passion for travel. JIM ROGERS entered the investment business in 1968 with $600 dollars in his pocket. By 1980, at 37 years of age, he had left Wall Street with enough money to satisfy a lifelong appetite for adventure.

The Adventure Capitalists

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Author: Jeff Grout
Publisher: Kogan Page Limited
ISBN: 9780749426385
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The Adventure Capitalists by Jeff Grout

Original Title: The Adventure Capitalists

The book is based on the histories of 12 well-known high achievers brought out in a series of interviews with the authors. The interviewees -- including Terrence Conran of Conran's and Anita Roddick of The Body Shop -- are frank about what they see as the essential ingredients for success and how they made it themselves. The way they have approached their careers shows throughout the book -- some are obvious mavericks and others have worked exceedingly hard to get where they are today. They all have one thing in common -- they wanted to succeed. Most also have had some form of financial training.

Adventure Capital

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Author: Karl Capita
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595792219
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Adventure Capital by Karl Capita

Original Title: Adventure Capital

Did you watch in horror as the stock market collapsed and the "dot-com bubble" burst, wiping out an old-age nest-egg, college fund, or early-retirement plan? Who caused this disaster? Adventure Capital points the finger at Venture Capitalists and tells you why your money still isn't safe. Through a personal tale of one startup's rise and fall on the backs of scheming venture capitalists, Adventure Capital highlights the worst excesses of the VC industry in a series of diary-entries of an entrepreneur swept up in the exuberance of Silicon Valley technology companies. A must-read for entrepreneurs starting a business, venture capitalists wanting insight on the worst of their kind, or anyone who thinks their money is safe now the bubble has burst.

Mao Marx The Market

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Author: Dean LeBaron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471275034
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Mao Marx The Market by Dean LeBaron

Original Title: Mao Marx The Market

Praise for MAO, MARX & THE MARKET "This is a gripping tale from start to finish, an extraordinary adventure told by a brilliant and idealistic businessman confronted by political disloyalty and chicanery on an epic scale. LeBaron tells his story with a punch, but his basic instincts of morality and decency shine throughout." --Peter L. Bernstein, President, Peter L. Bernstein, Inc., author of The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession "An insight-packed thriller summarizing a brilliant contrarian investor s adventures in the two great dramas of our era Russia and China; chock-full of pithy lessons relevant for investors and observers alike." --Graham Allison, Director, Robert and Renee Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University "Dean LeBaron s book on his adventures in Russia and China is a fun read. I recommend it to anyone taking their first or second or third visit to either country for business or pleasure. LeBaron brings out the personal warmth of these countries in terms of their individuals, as well as the obvious complexities of dealing with them." --David Gill, Board Member of several companies involved with Russia, Retired International Finance Corporation Official "This is the fascinating story of Dean LeBaron in his quest to participate right from the start in the opening of China and Russia following the demise of their socialist/ communist regimes. It is the best account of what happened in the emerging market world in the nineties." --Marc Faber, Editor, The Gloom Boom & Doom Report,Managing Director, Marc Faber Limited "Adventure capitalist Dean LeBaron is the Indiana Jones of finance. Follow his escapades in emerging markets and get an insider s view of the birth of capitalism in Russia and China. You ll be amused, entertained, and instructed. Mao, Marx & the Market provides a fascinating insider s view of the creation of market economies with all their attendant travails. A must read." --Bill Miller, CFA, Chief Executive Officer, Legg Mason Funds Management, Inc.

Rogue Financier

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Author: Florian Homm
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862484254
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Rogue Financier by Florian Homm

Original Title: Rogue Financier

His reputation is legendary. His life an adventure. His pursuers merciless. Florian Homm. A 6-foot-5 colossus. A wrecking ball. An unscrupulous hedge fund manager. The ugly face of the new turbo-charged capitalism. A mover and shaker, at 26, of millions for South American governments and the fabulously wealthy. A cold-hearted mercenary, he disemboweled companies auctioning off the best pieces to the highest bidder. A man who had scores of homes, two jets and hundreds of millions of dollars, but who still didn't have one thing: enough–instead he was driven to consume beyond excess. As if in a daze, Florian Homm forged through his life with brutal efficiency. It began in Oberursel, a small town in Germany, and led him through Harvard into the heart of the financial markets. Both brilliant and charismatic, his career took off like a comet in the world's toughest business. In the course of his working life, he profited from the bankruptcy of the Vulkan shipping company in Bremen, rehabilitated the German soccer club Borussia Dortmund, and was gunned down in Venezuela. But even then, after a close shave with death, Florian Homm knew only one way forward: the race to the top. Until his recklessness caught up with him in a hard beat. It's the story of a brilliant financial juggler, a runaway, a fugitive, the notorious enfant terrible of the European financial world.

The Dog Who Came In From The Cold

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Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748125507
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The Dog Who Came In From The Cold by Alexander McCall Smith

Original Title: The Dog Who Came In From The Cold

In the genteel environs of Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico, strange doings are afoot, mostly in the name of love. Lonely William French and his faithful canine Freddie are recruited to the service of MI6 by a beguiling lady operative, William's neighbour Caroline finds her suitor James mysteriously lacking, and Barbara Ragg is tempted to the Highlands by blossoming romance. Meanwhile sage psychiatrist Berthea Snark, under normal circumstances the voice of reason, finds herself called away to protect her brother from a band of scheming New Age fraudsters seeking to insert themselves into the bosom of the family. Hilarious and affectionate, The Dog Who Came In from the Cold rejoins Alexander McCall Smith's delightful London tribe of loveable misfits and hopefuls in a new set of adventures in life, love and philosophy.

Valley Boy

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Author: Tom Perkins
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
ISBN: 1857884361
Size: 37.20 MB
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Valley Boy by Tom Perkins

Original Title: Valley Boy

Now in paperback, the honest, insightful and humorous memoir from one of the original dragons - Tom Perkins who gave his name to one of Silicon Valley's most iconic partnerships, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers who helped found and finance such famous companies as Tandem, Compaq, Netscape, Sun Microsystems, Amazon and Google: described by "The Economist" as one of 'American venture capital's founding fathers. This book is full of accounts of the diverse episodes of his life, both personal and professional: his marriage to romance novelist Danielle Steel; his famous vintage car collection; being tried for manslaughter in France and his sensational, high tech 130ft yacht The Maltese Falcon - one of the largest privately owned clippers in the world and the subject of its own book!Known for his idiosyncratic ideas and Midas touch, Tom Perkins, described by "Newsweek" as 'a titan of American business', is one of the business world's most intriguing figures. In "Valley Boy" he presents 'The truth as I see it, unvarnished, and as beautiful or ugly as you may find it' and offers a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most exciting and dynamic periods of technological and corporate development, revealing his involvement in the creation of American industries no one could have dreamed of a century ago.

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