Billions to Bust and Back: How I made, lost and rebuilt a


    ❮EPUB❯ ✻ Poltergeist (Greywalker, ✶ Author Kat Richardson – 9facts.co.uk he moved on to merging [BOOKS] ✬ OBaby Author Geoffrey Johnson – 9facts.co.uk floating [Epub] ➟ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, By Pamela Clare – 9facts.co.uk spinning off and privatising businesses from Finland to Sweden ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses By Ernesto Bravo Estrada ⚣ – 9facts.co.uk Poland ➨ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Ebook ➮ Author Ellen Connor – 9facts.co.uk Bulgaria ❮Reading❯ ➺ The Good Daughter ➲ Author Karin Slaughter – 9facts.co.uk Serbia ✑ Crysis pdf ✓ Author Peter Watts – 9facts.co.uk Greece and the Czech Republic On his th birthday ➹ [Download] ➵ Fractured (Will Trent, By Karin Slaughter ➼ – 9facts.co.uk and worthbillion ➵ Ghost Download ➾ Author Fred Burton – 9facts.co.uk he was sitting on top of the world onlypeople in it were richer than him His most spectacular triumph was the takeover of Iceland s second largest bank ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Nerve By Dick Francis ❤ – 9facts.co.uk Landsbanki he had expected his investment s value to double or treble in four years ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Cinco Dias de Vida By Julie Lawson Timmer ✸ – 9facts.co.uk and instead it rose ten foldBut when financial meltdown hit Iceland in October [PDF] ✎ Backstage ✐ Nikki Turner – 9facts.co.uk Landsbanki crashed and burned ❴Download❵ ➵ Bodily Harm Author Margaret Atwood – 9facts.co.uk taking Bjorgolfsson with it Withinmonths he had lostbillion euros % of his wealth and was treated as a scapegoat in his native country for supposedly bringing about the disaster Faced with appalling debts ❰Reading❯ ➾ Shadow Land Author Peter Straub – 9facts.co.uk Bjorgolfsson has made good on his promises to repay his creditors ❴EPUB❵ ✰ Beauty Author Lisa Daily – 9facts.co.uk and at the age ofis now a billionaire once again It s fine if you re just looking for a human interest story, but as a business book it was seriously lacking in detail To be fair, Bjorgolfsson does provide an account every major venture and business deal done in his career up to c 2014, but the explanation of each of those businesses feels far too shallow When you read the book it s easy to understand his rationale for the decisions he made leading up to and immediately following the financial crisis of 2007 2008, but it s hard to get a sen It s fine if you re just looking for a human interest story, but as a business book it was seriously lacking in detail To be fair, Bjorgolfsson does provide an account every major venture and business deal done in his career up to c 2014, but the explanation of each of those businesses feels far too shallow When you read the book it s easy to understand his rationale for the decisions he made leading up to and immediately following the financial crisis of 2007 2008, but it s hard to get a sense of how, precisely, Bjorgolfsson was involved in their success.I was expecting valuable, timeless insight from one of the world s most successful businesspeople What I got instead was a celebrity biography style reaction to the financial crisis It s as if the author didn t want to show too much agency and intelligence in case it opened uproom for public criticism, which is frustrating, because that makes it so much harder to understand what makes him different as a businessman Very candid and hence, refreshing to read about a billionaire s fall from grace.1 His Russia experience in setting up a successful business there2 His experience with the mad lenders of the 2000s who were willing to fund his audacious dreams3 The personal stories of his relation with his father, his partner wife, his kids and with his home country Iceland4 How talent plays a crucial role Iceland didnt have much in the financial arena5 A recognition of who he is, and what drives himGreat Very candid and hence, refreshing to read about a billionaire s fall from grace.1 His Russia experience in setting up a successful business there2 His experience with the mad lenders of the 2000s who were willing to fund his audacious dreams3 The personal stories of his relation with his father, his partner wife, his kids and with his home country Iceland4 How talent plays a crucial role Iceland didnt have much in the financial arena5 A recognition of who he is, and what drives himGreat stuff Crazy timeline from starting a company in the early 90s Russia to being worth billions of dollars to losing almost all of it in the 08 crash Was fun to learn about that.His analysis of why he crashed and how it happened wasof a rant, though I didn t enjoy that part of the book too much. For me, 2 stars for writing but 5 stars for the story which grabbed me.Some good lessons for us all. Whether you love or hate his mercenary style of operating, you ll appreciate Bjorgolffson s story.Straightforward account, doesn t waste time trying to convince you of his brilliance One of the most direct and seemingly honest autobiographies I ve read.And best of all, there is zero virtue signalling Bjorgolfsson doesn t try to convince you that he s a force for good , changing the world or a raider wolf He shares what happens, his perspective, and leaves you to connect your own dot Whether you love or hate his mercenary style of operating, you ll appreciate Bjorgolffson s story.Straightforward account, doesn t waste time trying to convince you of his brilliance One of the most direct and seemingly honest autobiographies I ve read.And best of all, there is zero virtue signalling Bjorgolfsson doesn t try to convince you that he s a force for good , changing the world or a raider wolf He shares what happens, his perspective, and leaves you to connect your own dots Great historyGreat history of Thor with recent facts of world economy Inspiration for all entrepreneurs Thank you a lot for this book. Given that the dust has largely settled following the financial crisis in Iceland, one would have expected this book to be a well edited piece of work, especially given the author s attitude towards his own reputation and public image.In reality, the book feels rushed, poorly constructed and almost as if it has not been edited at all The bizarre prognostications towards the end are just that bizarre, and left this reader in a state of confusion Does Mr Bj rg lfsson see himself as absolved o Given that the dust has largely settled following the financial crisis in Iceland, one would have expected this book to be a well edited piece of work, especially given the author s attitude towards his own reputation and public image.In reality, the book feels rushed, poorly constructed and almost as if it has not been edited at all The bizarre prognostications towards the end are just that bizarre, and left this reader in a state of confusion Does Mr Bj rg lfsson see himself as absolved of any responsibility in the eyes of the Icelandic public, and that the logical progression of his renaissance is to address the largest issues facing human kind I honestly don t know.Having said all this, it is easy to understand why this book is published now, and not a couple of years back First of all, people like Mr Bj rg lfsson have not exactly had a particularly sympathetic audience in Iceland perhaps why this book is published in English Secondly, he has now rebuilt his wealth to a large extent and is, once again, writing from the point of view of a winner He has settled his debts, met his obligations, and emerged on the other side in rather good nick As for the book itself, it does provide interesting insights into what is a fascinating career in investment and finance, across many turbulent jurisdictions It fills in the several blanks that have existed when it comes to Mr Bj rg lfsson s business history, as well as in his glamorous private life Anyone interested in the high flying lifestyles of the super rich would be interested in this book, particularly those who take an interest in the matters of Iceland.But it is poorly written and edited This is a shame, as there is wealth of interesting material to build on One cannot help but think that the tone and structure of the book is the way it is because Mr Bj rg lfsson has a number of points that he wishes to make, and does so again and again This is to the book s detriment, and is reflected in my rating As an Icelander who experienced the chaotic period that came with the economic downturn in Iceland this book was a very interesting read Thor Bjorgolfsson was one of a handful of people that the Icelandic people blamed for the situation Being able to read about that period from his perspective is very interesting and what I found eveninteresting are the tales of how he build up his wealth through hard work and extreme situations in Russia and then how he multiplied that wealth with very As an Icelander who experienced the chaotic period that came with the economic downturn in Iceland this book was a very interesting read Thor Bjorgolfsson was one of a handful of people that the Icelandic people blamed for the situation Being able to read about that period from his perspective is very interesting and what I found eveninteresting are the tales of how he build up his wealth through hard work and extreme situations in Russia and then how he multiplied that wealth with very interesting investment decisions"/>
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  • Billions to Bust and Back: How I made, lost and rebuilt a fortune, and what I learned on the way
  • Thor Bjorgolfsson
  • 15 December 2019
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Billions to Bust and Back: How I made, lost and rebuilt a fortune, and what I learned on the wayFocus is the single most important skill you need in business, along with clear vision Thor Bjorgolfsson, Billions to Bust and Back, Page 198 Written by Iceland s first billionaire He is also the first business person to be involved in bankrupting the entire country He basically started from nothing and created a soft drink company and then a beer company, which he later sold The beer company he sold to Heineken for millions of dollars in 2002, as they wanted to enter the Russian beer marke Focus is the single most important skill you need in business, along with clear vision Thor Bjorgolfsson, Billions to Bust and Back, Page 198 Written by Iceland s first billionaire He is also the first business person to be involved in bankrupting the entire country He basically started from nothing and created a soft drink company and then a beer company, which he later sold The beer company he sold to Heineken for millions of dollars in 2002, as they wanted to enter the Russian beer market and his company had a popular brand.Most of the book covers the gross mistake he made in his home country of Iceland He, the government, his partners and others basically over leveraged Iceland s banking industry This caused the financial collapse of Iceland He takes responsibility in this book for his role and also shares how things could have been different if the government would have had better regulation, etc He kind of shifts the blame around a bit, so that it doesn t all fall on him He is a risk taker by nature He has since bounced back to billionaire status after his and his country s financial collapse, mostly with assets he had previously owned before the crash He is sometimes right on deals and sometimes wrong however, his rights have taken him back to billionaire status again and he seems to be very repentant and willing to moderate his behaviour now He has an itch to make deals, leverage and take risk in order to reap great rewards He now states he haschecks and balances to prevent him from getting into too much trouble Thor Bjorgolfsson is a self styled adventure capitalist with an addiction to debt and an insatiable appetite for business deals who became Iceland s first billionaire Afteryears establishing his financial empire with alco pops and beer in the lawless Wild East of newly capitalist Russia in the s, he moved on to merging, floating, spinning off and privatising businesses from Finland to Sweden, Poland, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and the Czech Republic On his th birthday, and worthbillion, he was sitting on top of the world onlypeople in it were richer than him His most spectacular triumph was the takeover of Iceland s second largest bank, Landsbanki he had expected his investment s value to double or treble in four years, and instead it rose ten foldBut when financial meltdown hit Iceland in October , Landsbanki crashed and burned, taking Bjorgolfsson with it Withinmonths he had lostbillion euros % of his wealth and was treated as a scapegoat in his native country for supposedly bringing about the disaster Faced with appalling debts, Bjorgolfsson has made good on his promises to repay his creditors, and at the age ofis now a billionaire once again ❮EPUB❯ ✻ Poltergeist (Greywalker, ✶ Author Kat Richardson – 9facts.co.uk he moved on to merging [BOOKS] ✬ OBaby Author Geoffrey Johnson – 9facts.co.uk floating [Epub] ➟ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, By Pamela Clare – 9facts.co.uk spinning off and privatising businesses from Finland to Sweden ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses By Ernesto Bravo Estrada ⚣ – 9facts.co.uk Poland ➨ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Ebook ➮ Author Ellen Connor – 9facts.co.uk Bulgaria ❮Reading❯ ➺ The Good Daughter ➲ Author Karin Slaughter – 9facts.co.uk Serbia ✑ Crysis pdf ✓ Author Peter Watts – 9facts.co.uk Greece and the Czech Republic On his th birthday ➹ [Download] ➵ Fractured (Will Trent, By Karin Slaughter ➼ – 9facts.co.uk and worthbillion ➵ Ghost Download ➾ Author Fred Burton – 9facts.co.uk he was sitting on top of the world onlypeople in it were richer than him His most spectacular triumph was the takeover of Iceland s second largest bank ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Nerve By Dick Francis ❤ – 9facts.co.uk Landsbanki he had expected his investment s value to double or treble in four years ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Cinco Dias de Vida By Julie Lawson Timmer ✸ – 9facts.co.uk and instead it rose ten foldBut when financial meltdown hit Iceland in October [PDF] ✎ Backstage ✐ Nikki Turner – 9facts.co.uk Landsbanki crashed and burned ❴Download❵ ➵ Bodily Harm Author Margaret Atwood – 9facts.co.uk taking Bjorgolfsson with it Withinmonths he had lostbillion euros % of his wealth and was treated as a scapegoat in his native country for supposedly bringing about the disaster Faced with appalling debts ❰Reading❯ ➾ Shadow Land Author Peter Straub – 9facts.co.uk Bjorgolfsson has made good on his promises to repay his creditors ❴EPUB❵ ✰ Beauty Author Lisa Daily – 9facts.co.uk and at the age ofis now a billionaire once again It s fine if you re just looking for a human interest story, but as a business book it was seriously lacking in detail To be fair, Bjorgolfsson does provide an account every major venture and business deal done in his career up to c 2014, but the explanation of each of those businesses feels far too shallow When you read the book it s easy to understand his rationale for the decisions he made leading up to and immediately following the financial crisis of 2007 2008, but it s hard to get a sen It s fine if you re just looking for a human interest story, but as a business book it was seriously lacking in detail To be fair, Bjorgolfsson does provide an account every major venture and business deal done in his career up to c 2014, but the explanation of each of those businesses feels far too shallow When you read the book it s easy to understand his rationale for the decisions he made leading up to and immediately following the financial crisis of 2007 2008, but it s hard to get a sense of how, precisely, Bjorgolfsson was involved in their success.I was expecting valuable, timeless insight from one of the world s most successful businesspeople What I got instead was a celebrity biography style reaction to the financial crisis It s as if the author didn t want to show too much agency and intelligence in case it opened uproom for public criticism, which is frustrating, because that makes it so much harder to understand what makes him different as a businessman Very candid and hence, refreshing to read about a billionaire s fall from grace.1 His Russia experience in setting up a successful business there2 His experience with the mad lenders of the 2000s who were willing to fund his audacious dreams3 The personal stories of his relation with his father, his partner wife, his kids and with his home country Iceland4 How talent plays a crucial role Iceland didnt have much in the financial arena5 A recognition of who he is, and what drives himGreat Very candid and hence, refreshing to read about a billionaire s fall from grace.1 His Russia experience in setting up a successful business there2 His experience with the mad lenders of the 2000s who were willing to fund his audacious dreams3 The personal stories of his relation with his father, his partner wife, his kids and with his home country Iceland4 How talent plays a crucial role Iceland didnt have much in the financial arena5 A recognition of who he is, and what drives himGreat stuff Crazy timeline from starting a company in the early 90s Russia to being worth billions of dollars to losing almost all of it in the 08 crash Was fun to learn about that.His analysis of why he crashed and how it happened wasof a rant, though I didn t enjoy that part of the book too much. For me, 2 stars for writing but 5 stars for the story which grabbed me.Some good lessons for us all. Whether you love or hate his mercenary style of operating, you ll appreciate Bjorgolffson s story.Straightforward account, doesn t waste time trying to convince you of his brilliance One of the most direct and seemingly honest autobiographies I ve read.And best of all, there is zero virtue signalling Bjorgolfsson doesn t try to convince you that he s a force for good , changing the world or a raider wolf He shares what happens, his perspective, and leaves you to connect your own dot Whether you love or hate his mercenary style of operating, you ll appreciate Bjorgolffson s story.Straightforward account, doesn t waste time trying to convince you of his brilliance One of the most direct and seemingly honest autobiographies I ve read.And best of all, there is zero virtue signalling Bjorgolfsson doesn t try to convince you that he s a force for good , changing the world or a raider wolf He shares what happens, his perspective, and leaves you to connect your own dots Great historyGreat history of Thor with recent facts of world economy Inspiration for all entrepreneurs Thank you a lot for this book. Given that the dust has largely settled following the financial crisis in Iceland, one would have expected this book to be a well edited piece of work, especially given the author s attitude towards his own reputation and public image.In reality, the book feels rushed, poorly constructed and almost as if it has not been edited at all The bizarre prognostications towards the end are just that bizarre, and left this reader in a state of confusion Does Mr Bj rg lfsson see himself as absolved o Given that the dust has largely settled following the financial crisis in Iceland, one would have expected this book to be a well edited piece of work, especially given the author s attitude towards his own reputation and public image.In reality, the book feels rushed, poorly constructed and almost as if it has not been edited at all The bizarre prognostications towards the end are just that bizarre, and left this reader in a state of confusion Does Mr Bj rg lfsson see himself as absolved of any responsibility in the eyes of the Icelandic public, and that the logical progression of his renaissance is to address the largest issues facing human kind I honestly don t know.Having said all this, it is easy to understand why this book is published now, and not a couple of years back First of all, people like Mr Bj rg lfsson have not exactly had a particularly sympathetic audience in Iceland perhaps why this book is published in English Secondly, he has now rebuilt his wealth to a large extent and is, once again, writing from the point of view of a winner He has settled his debts, met his obligations, and emerged on the other side in rather good nick As for the book itself, it does provide interesting insights into what is a fascinating career in investment and finance, across many turbulent jurisdictions It fills in the several blanks that have existed when it comes to Mr Bj rg lfsson s business history, as well as in his glamorous private life Anyone interested in the high flying lifestyles of the super rich would be interested in this book, particularly those who take an interest in the matters of Iceland.But it is poorly written and edited This is a shame, as there is wealth of interesting material to build on One cannot help but think that the tone and structure of the book is the way it is because Mr Bj rg lfsson has a number of points that he wishes to make, and does so again and again This is to the book s detriment, and is reflected in my rating As an Icelander who experienced the chaotic period that came with the economic downturn in Iceland this book was a very interesting read Thor Bjorgolfsson was one of a handful of people that the Icelandic people blamed for the situation Being able to read about that period from his perspective is very interesting and what I found eveninteresting are the tales of how he build up his wealth through hard work and extreme situations in Russia and then how he multiplied that wealth with very As an Icelander who experienced the chaotic period that came with the economic downturn in Iceland this book was a very interesting read Thor Bjorgolfsson was one of a handful of people that the Icelandic people blamed for the situation Being able to read about that period from his perspective is very interesting and what I found eveninteresting are the tales of how he build up his wealth through hard work and extreme situations in Russia and then how he multiplied that wealth with very interesting investment decisions


About the Author: Thor Bjorgolfsson

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