$950 Million in 40 Minutes by Meshulam Riklis – Book Review

$950 Million in 40 Minutes

BY: MESHULAM RIKLIS

Synopsis:

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.

Book Review:

$950 Million in 40 Minutes is a kind of author’s personal diary. Though it is not written the same way, but it contains his past experiences and events that are important life lessons. In this book the author narrates how everything comes with a price in life. Achieving wealth is no easy and it demands its share of sacrifices. This is what the author shares in his book. The author has tried to convey the fact that money cannot buy happiness. He has shown both extremes. The book is definitely a roller coaster ride and also an inspiring one.

The book surely doesn’t have a definite plot as it cannot be categorised as fiction. Rather it is an interesting autobiography of a very wealthy business man that has been narrated in a simple and relatable way.

The title of the book gives an impression as if it is another how to book. But this book is entirely a different experience.

The cover of the book is also interesting and manages to attract the readers with a glance.

Overall, the book is an intriguing read and enriching experience. Recommended to all.

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