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Mohnish Pabrai

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Mohnish Pabrai is an Indian-American businessman, investor, and philanthropist.
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The Prize
The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Daniel Yergin - Dec 23, 2008 (first published in 1991)
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Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis....
Mohnish Pabrai
Apr 24, 2021
One of my favorite books. Yergin rocks!      source
Has China Won?
The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy
Kishore Mahbubani - Mar 31, 2020
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The defining geopolitical contest of the twenty-first century is between China and the US. But is it avoidable? And if it happens, is the outcome already inevitable?China and America are world powers without serious rivals. They eye each other warily across the Pacific; they communicate poorly; there seems little natural empathy. A massive geopolit...
Mohnish Pabrai
Jan 27, 2021
It is a wonderful book.      source
How to Get Rich
One of the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets
Felix Dennis - May 26, 2009 (first published in 2008)
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Felix Dennis is an expert at proving people wrong. Starting as a college dropout with no family money, he created a publishing empire, founded Maxim magazine, made himself one of the richest people in the UK, and had a blast in the process.How to Get Rich is different from any other book on the subject because Dennis isn't selling snake oil, invest...
Mohnish Pabrai
Sep 21, 2020
The title is corny but it is an excellent book on entrepreneurship. Up there with The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses by Amar Bhide      source
The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses
Amar V. Bhide - Oct 16, 2003 (first published in 1999)
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What is this mysterious activity we call entrepreneurship? Does success require special traits and skills or just luck? Can large companies follow their example? What role does venture capital play?In a field dominated by anecdote and folklore, this landmark study integrates more than ten years of intensive research and modern theories of business ...
Mohnish Pabrai
Sep 21, 2020
The title is corny but it is an excellent book on entrepreneurship. Up there with The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses by Amar Bhide      source
Am I Being Too Subtle?
Straight Talk From a Business Rebel
Sam Zell - May 09, 2017
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Self-made real estate billionaire Sam Zell reveals the story behind his success and lays out a road map for entrepreneurs seeking to follow in his footsteps. No one has ever accused Sam Zell of being conventional. One of the savviest, most mysterious, and most controversial investors today, he built his real estate empire by zigging when everyone e...
Mohnish Pabrai
May 30, 2017
I am loving Zell's book. Great to hear on Audible in Sam's own voice.      source
Nuts!
Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success
Kevin Freiberg - Feb 17, 1998 (first published in 1995)
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Twenty-five years ago, Herb Kelleher reinvented air travel when he founded Southwest Airlines, where the planes are painted like killer whales, a typical company maxim is "Hire people with a sense of humor," and in-flight meals are never served--just sixty million bags of peanuts a year. By sidestepping "reengineering," "total quality management," ...
Mohnish Pabrai
Dec 20, 2016
Sure. Many books on $LUV. And HBS Cases Must understand the culture.      source