Finance, Investment, Stock, Trading - Soros Unauthorized Biography

Finance, Investment, Stock, Trading - Soros Unauthorized Biography

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Unformatted text preview: For More Information Please Visit : SOROS The Life, Time and Trading Secrets of the Worlds Greatest Investor ROBERT SLATER Contents Preface 5 Chapter 1 The Worlds Greatest Investor 11 Chapter 2 I Am God 25 Chapter 3 The Cellars of Budapest 34 Chapter 4 Like Freud or Einstein 41 Chapter 5 The Blind Leading the Blind 47 Chapter 6 Fascinated by Chaos 52 Chapter 7 Invest First and Investigate Later 65 Chapter 8 Putting My Money Where My Mouth Was 75 Chapter 9 A Quantum Leap 86 Chapter 10 The Identity Crisis 92 Chapter 11 The Imperial Circle 98 Chapter 12 Killing of a Lifetime 106 Chapter 13 Philosophical Speculator 116 Chapter 14 A Cheap Price for Freedom 122 Chapter 15 An Urge to Reveal Oneself 140 3 Chapter 16 The Big Crash 148 Chapter 17 It Takes Courage To Be a Pig 155 Chapter 18 Taming the Snake 164 Chapter 19 The One-Way Bet 173 Chapter 20 Black Wednesday 179 Chapter 21 King of the Hedge Funds 190 Chapter 22 The Guru 196 Chapter 23 A Common Virus Known as Hubris 204 Chapter 24 Im a Hungarian Jew 216 Chapter 25 The St. Valentines Day Massacre 225 Chapter 26 Mr. Soros Goes to Washington 229 Chapter 27 Richer Than 42 Countries 238 4 Contents T his is not an authorized biography. I mention that at the outset because it answers the rst question most people ask an author when they hear he or she is writing a book about someone. The idea of doing a prole of George Soros was mine. After writing a book in 1992 on General Electric chairman Jack Welch, also pub- lished by Irwin Professional Publishers, I looked around for another important business personality to prole. I hit upon Soros. When I contacted his ofce to let him know what I planned to do, I was put in touch with David Kronfeld of Kekst & Co., the rm Soros chose to handle his public relations. We had a pleasant thirty-minute meeting, in which I gathered that no one else had been contemplating or was in the process of doing a book on Soros. I explained to Kronfeld that I hoped to remedy that, and that I would notify him if and when I got a contract. I asked him not to convey anything about the project to Soros and his people at that time; Kronfeld gave me the impression that he would wait for my phone call. When I got the go-ahead to do the book a month later, I called Kro- nfeld right away to inform him that indeed I would be doing the book. He replied that unfortunately, the Soros people had decided not to cooperate with you. He did not give any explanation. Considering that I had not even written to Soros to inform him of my plan, the reaction was not what I expected. Kronfeld then told me that he and Gershon Kekst, head of Kekst & Co., had recommended to the Soros people, whoever they are - they were never identied - that they coop- erate with me. He said they had tried to plead your case but with- out success. I thanked him, but pointed out that I had not asked him to plead my case, nor was I asking for cooperation. I would be asking only for interviews with Soros and his associates, which seemed to me in everyones interest - Soross and mine. I asked whether I would be Preface 5 able to interview staff workers at Soross various foundations in East-...
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