The act of writing a new report on how billionaires create value reminded me of this brilliantly written scene from the first season of HBO’s Silicon Valley.
In the module on value creation in The Tycoon Playbook, I call this the Visionary Approach to creating wealth. It’s not a transferable skill unfortunately. So the Playbook focuses on building systems that create incremental improvements in acquired businesses. While this is a scene from a comedy have no doubt that fortunes have been made by people whose minds work like this. Continue reading
How to Hit Your First 100 Million
Many people who are curious about the advanced growth strategy used by self-made tycoons can’t decide if it’s for them or not. This is due to the strategy being dense and arcane. To solve that problem we offer a mini-version of The Tycoon Playbook course to help people determine if it’s something they are both capable of doing and willing to do. It’s not for everyone. This is an elite strategy. First and foremost, people who go down this road have that “gotta wanna” drive which makes them self-starters. They don’t need anyone holding their hand or cracking their backsides with a whip.
They just do it. That is once they understand how it’s done.
So here’s your opportunity to discover in a single hour if this strategy is for you.
Billionaire James Ratcliffe: Becoming The UK’s Richest Man and Advice On Entrepreneurship
An interview and Q&A with billionaire and founder of INOES, Sir James Ratcliffe. In this interview, James discusses becoming the UK’s richest man and founding INOES. James also talks about leadership, his career and advice of acquisitions.
$950 Million in 40 Minutes by Meshulam Riklis
What makes a world-class financial genius tick?
Enter the mind of a financial mastermind who started from scratch to build a world-wide business empire. Meshulam Riklis invites you on his amazing roller coaster ride to meteoric heights, providing valuable tips for life, for success, and for survival. A billionaire shares his secrets In his story, Riklis shares with you the business techniques that he perfected; how a small fish eats a big fish, his magic formula for mergers and acquisitions based on his thesis; the effective use, or rather non-use, of cash in financial transactions, and the unshakable beliefs that allowed him to found and run some of the most desired brand names in the world such as Elizabeth Arden, Faberge, Cartier, Carnival Cruise Lines, Playtex and the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. But it’s not all roses, right? Riklis also reveals the personal price he had to pay: three marriages, endless girlfriends, and the relentless loneliness that shadowed him daily.
Join Riklis as he rises to the top of the business world and sinks to the oblivion of despair as you draw on his inspiring ability to overcome crises.
Now here’s the biography I have been waiting for since the 1990s.
We take apart one of Kirk’s greatest deals in The Tycoon Playbook to reveal his brilliance. The man is a legend.
I just got the book and am really looking forward to devouring this one.
“A remarkably detailed and fascinating look at the career of an idiosyncratic tycoon.” – Booklist
The rags-to-riches story of one of America’s wealthiest and least-known financial giants, self-made billionaire Kirk Kerkorian—the daring aviator, movie mogul, risk-taker, and business tycoon who transformed Las Vegas and Hollywood to become one of the leading financiers in American business.