Dainos Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Kiril rated it it was amazing Dec 23, Andrew Nightingale rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Biblio is a marketplace for book collectors comprised of thousands of independent, professional booksellers, located all over the world, who list their books for sale online so that customers like you can find them! Advanced Book Search Renebade by Subject. Overall a good book that paints a vivid portrait of the man while also detailing some of the inner workings of Wall Street.
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Though, throughout the entire book you are in awe of just what Icahn could achieve in a few mere months after taking a position and for that reason at times he comes across more of an anti-hero than anything. Delivery was energetic, emotive and clear. When greenmail fell out of favor, he switched to arbitraging the difference between market and full "control" values by agitating for asset sales. His poor outcome on TWA outlines his far superior skill as a Listened to the audiobook narrated by the author.
His poor outcome on TWA outlines his far superior skill as a short-term arbitrageur than long-term business operator. All in all, an engaging, entertaining read. The second part is more difficult to have a grasp on as deals were getting more complicated. I took 1. I was thinking about giving the book four or five stars - I would be more comfortable if I could give it 4. Jul 03, Tirath rated it did not like it Such a rubbish book. Badly written, dated, and even then, very empty on the editing front.
All very disjointed. So I end the book, not knowing much about Icahn, nor knowing much about what really happened with these investments except for the fact that he made a lot of money by using greenmail. Note: TWA - - - stay away from airlines :.
Icahn began his career on Wall Street as a stockbroker in Steel in late He also made an investment of 6. He also owned about By September he also owned 8. He later raised his offer to 80 cents, which ultimately expired. In October, he resigned from the board of directors at Yahoo!
KING ICAHN THE BIOGRAPHY OF A RENEGADE CAPITALIST PDF
King Icahn: The Biography of a Renegade Capitalist