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Samir Arora is an Indian-American businessman and CEO of Sage Digital since April 2016, the former CEO of Mode Media from 2003 to April 2016.
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The Rise, Fall, and Escape of Carlos Ghosn
Nick Kostov, Sean McLain - 2022-08-09
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Follow the remarkable rise and fall of Carlos Ghosn, a business executive who gained worldwide fame for his incisive business savvy. Chronicled by two Wall Street Journal reporters, this book details Ghosn's innovations, hubris, alleged crimes, and daring international escape. Ghosn rose to prominence at Michelin, Renault, and Nissan, earning him the titles of Le Cost Killer and Mr. 7-Eleven. However, his statements of a merger with Renault created distrust, with resentments brewing amongst Nissan executives. Accused of financial misconduct, Ghosn vehemently denied allegations while planning a shocking escape. Drawing from intensive investigative reporting, Nick Kostov and Sean McLain explore the life and actions of a man who took drastic measures to ensure he would finally get his due.
Samir Arora
Best books read in 2022- that I remember. a) Platform Delusion by Jonathan Knee b) Money Men by Dan McCrum c) Freezing Order by Bill Browder d) Boundless by Nick Kostov & Sean Mclain Still Reading but good so far : Chip War by Chris Miller      source
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Freezing Order
A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin's Wrath
Bill Browder - 2022-04-12
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A thrilling exposé of Vladimir Putin's campaign to steal and launder billions of dollars, and the man who dared to stand in his way. Following his bestseller Red Notice, author Bill Browder chronicles his mission to bring justice for his young lawyer who was killed in a Moscow jail. Browder uncovers Putin's involvement in a $230 million tax refund scheme, leading to a dangerous battle that includes honey traps, murder, and even Russia's intervention in the 2016 US presidential election. Freezing Order is a stunning account of one man's crusade against corruption and the lengths Putin will go to protect his fortune.
Samir Arora
Best books read in 2022- that I remember. a) Platform Delusion by Jonathan Knee b) Money Men by Dan McCrum c) Freezing Order by Bill Browder d) Boundless by Nick Kostov & Sean Mclain Still Reading but good so far : Chip War by Chris Miller      source
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Money Men
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Money Men is a thrilling investigation into Wirecard, a once-$30 billion tech company that turned into a smouldering wreck. Journalist Dan McCrum exposes its multi-billion-dollar fraud and uncovers a world of short sellers, whistleblowers, and even private militias. This book is perfect for fans of Bad Blood and Empire of Pain, and is a must-read for anyone interested in the dirty underbelly of the global economy.
Samir Arora
Finally finished the book 'Money Men' by @FD Dan McCrum of Financial Times on the Wirecard fraud. Real life thriller. I also saw the Netflix series on this but reading the book is more fun.      source
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The Caesars Palace Coup
How A Billionaire Brawl Over the Famous Casino Exposed the Power and Greed of Wall Street
Sujeet Indap, Max Frumes - 2021-03-16
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The Caesars Palace Coup is a thrilling true story of the most brutal corporate restructuring in Wall Street history. Private equity legends and hedge fund wizards battled it out in a high-stakes poker game that played out from the Vegas Strip to Manhattan boardrooms and even the halls of Congress. The book illuminates the tactics of modern financiers who dominate Corporate America with billions hanging in the balance.
Samir Arora
If their dumbness is not enough and you want to learn about greed and complete lack of ethics of major PE funds read: "The Caesars Palace Coup". Book is not for everyone for it very very detailed but absolutely fascinating for those who like such stuff.      source
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The Difficulty of Being Good
On the Subtle Art of Dharma
Gurcharan Das - 2009-08-15
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Discover a new way of thinking about morality and doing the right thing in Gurcharan Das's latest book. Turning to the Mahabharata for answers, he explores the elusive notion of dharma and how it applies to our daily lives. Unlike most debates on morality and ethics, the epic's characters are flawed and their experiences shed light on our own dilemmas. This thought-provoking read holds a mirror up to readers, forcing them to confront their own self-deception and provides practical guidance on how to apply the lessons of dharma to their lives.
Samir Arora
@Himansh68121396 @AnilSinghvi_ These days I am re reading: "The difficulty of being good" By Gurcharan Das. Great book      source
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - 2011-10-25
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Explore the inner workings of the mind in this groundbreaking book that explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, emotional, and intuitive while System 2 is slower, more analytical, and logical. Discover the benefits and drawbacks of both systems and learn how to tap into the benefits of slow thinking. With practical insights into decision-making in both our personal and professional lives, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to guard against mental pitfalls and gain a deeper understanding of the way we think.
Samir Arora
@ranvijay81 @KiritManral One of the best books      source
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The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene - 2000-09-01 (first published in 1998)
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Discover the ultimate guide to power and manipulation in this cunning and instructive book that draws on the teachings of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz. With historical examples of notorious statesmen, warriors, seducers, and con men, this amoral and ruthless guide will teach you the 48 Laws of Power.
Samir Arora
This book is so interesting that I plan to read it again in this break. Go get it and read. You will totally enjoy it.      source
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The Platform Delusion
Who Wins and Who Loses in the Age of Tech Titans
Jonathan A. Knee - 2021-09-07
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A top investment banker and professor reveals the truth behind the world's most successful tech companies, including Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google. The key? It's not just network effects or a platform economy, but a combination of structural strengths, shrewd management, lax regulation, and even the myth of invincibility. In The Platform Delusion, readers will learn how to compete with these giants, as well as valuable insights into success for startups and existing businesses in the digital economy.
Samir Arora
I have tweeted extracts from it but never properly told you that ‘The Platform Delusion’ is a real super book. 👌👌 Go read it- u will enjoy it and learn from it.      source
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A Shot to Save the World
The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Gregory Zuckerman - 2021-10-28
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Unlikely and untested scientists race against time to develop innovative vaccine approaches as the world is held hostage by a mysterious respiratory illness. A #1 New York Times bestselling author takes readers inside the top-secret laboratories, corporate clashes, and high-stakes government negotiations that led to an effective vaccine. A story of courage, genius, and heroism, this is the gripping and consequential scientific breakthrough of our time, and the tale of heated rivalries, unbridled ambitions, crippling insecurities, and unexpected drama. A Shot to Save the World is the story of how science saved the world.
Samir Arora
2 (hopefully) interesting books found.      source
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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends
The Cyberweapons Arms Race
Nicole Perlroth - 2021-02-09
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Discover the untold story of the cyberweapons market in this chilling exposé by a leading cybersecurity reporter. Follow the journey of zero day, a coveted tool in the spy's arsenal with the power to dismantle safety controls, alter elections, and create chaos. Delve into the United States government's dominant hoarder of zero days and how they lost control, placing this powerful tool in the hands of hostile nations and mercenaries who will stop at nothing. Written like a thrilling reference, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is a cautionary tale that we all must heed to bring the global cyber arms race to heel.
Samir Arora
First time recommending a book even before finishing it myself, for I don’t want u to delay reading it. Heartily recommend “This is how they tell me the world ends” by @nicoleperlroth on cyber weapons. Go read it & be very afraid of the next virus that may hit us one day.      source
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Hot Seat
Jeff Immelt - 2021-02-23
Billion Dollar Loser by Reeves Wiedeman
Lights Out by Thomas Gryta
The Future Is Faster Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis
What It Takes by Stephen A. Schwarzman
Summary & Analysis of Loonshots by Zip Reads
The Spy and the Traitor by Ben MacIntyre
Americana by Bhu Srinivasan
The Z Factor by Subhash Chandra
Modern Monopolies by Alex Moazed
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
The Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman
Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku
The Halo Effect by Phil Rosenzweig
Animal Farm by George Orwell
डेमोक्रेसीज इलेव्हन / DEMOCRACY'S XI (Marathi Edition) by Rajdeep Sardesai, Mar, Meghana Dhoke, Meghna Dhoke