Billionaires Have Quick Reaction Times to Both Opportunity and Crisis.
Here’s a great story from Martin Fridson about the importance of quick reaction time to crisis. Future billionaire Phillip Anschutz was contract drilling for Chevron in 1968, when a spark from a truck set his entire field ablaze. Continue reading
Bill Browder and Hermitage Fund
Bill Browder of the Hermitage Fund tells the story of how he got started as a deal-maker right after college as well as how he came close to losing it all in 1990s post-Soviet Russia.
I’ll provide a bit of background so that you understand the video better. Continue reading
How Lord Conrad Black Grew His Newspaper Empire
Robber Baron: Lord Black of Crossharbour by George Tombs
If you are a fan of tycoon biographies this book should be of interest to you. I found it particularly enjoyable to read for two personal reasons. Continue reading
Mark Cuban Speaks Candidly About Business
Set aside about 30 minutes for this insightful interview with billionaire Mark Cuban. Continue reading
Aristotle Onassis the Tycoon Who Bought a Country
Money won’t buy you happiness but it will get you the yacht that will allow you to pull up alongside of it and say “hello.” – David Lee Roth