The remarkable story of the internationally renowned investment bank founded by Nemir Kirdar, and a stirring personal manifesto of what it takes to succeed in business and in life
Intent on pursuing a career in public life in the land of his birth, the young Kirdar finds his aspirations brutally cut short by a coup d'état and the massacre of Iraq's royal family. Seeing no future in Iraq, Kirdar flees to the United States to continue his studies. Persuaded to return and set up his own business, he is later incarcerated in a Ba'ath Party jail. Freed, he arrives for the second time on U.S. shores with $800 in his pocket and begins training at the lowest level in New York's banking industry. Through talent and application, he climbs the corporate ladder and ends up running Chase Manhattan's business in the Arabian Gulf. There, a convergence of business and economic trends changes his life and leads him to create a new kind of banking institution. Built on integrity and principle, Investcorp becomes a bridge between the burgeoning oil wealth of the Gulf and alternative investment opportunities in the West, on both sides of the Atlantic. This is an inspirational book about overcoming obstacles and what can be achieved through courage, vision, passion, and leadership.
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Nemir Kirdar is the founder, executive chairman, and CEO of the global investment group Investcorp, which has operations in New York, London, and the Arabian Gulf. He is also the author of Saving Iraq.Review:
"Brings clear insight and valuable substance into the complex issues of restoring Iraq to the stable, prosperous and civil society it once was." —Henry Kissinger on Saving Iraq
"A magnificent first-hand account of everything the Iraq War planners should have known about the country they were planning to invade. . . . If followed, Kirdar's roadmap would have made a long U.S. occupation unnecessary." —Washington Times on Saving Iraq
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Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110297868586