The reporting is nuanced: as Gates notes, Brooks eschews "listicles" and doesn't "boil his work down into how-to lessons or simplistic explanations for success".
Instead, he tells entertaining stories with richly drawn characters, set during heightened moments within the world of commerce.
He invites the readers to draw their own conclusions about best practices.
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When the ultra-rich use the internet, they don't do it the same way as the rest of us.
In place of Amazon, Instagram and Tinder, they turn to their own exclusive apps and websites, as seen on an upcoming episode of CNBC's "The Filthy Rich Guide." To buy anything from a $18 million private jet to a $52 million yacht online (yes, really), the filthy rich turn to James Edition, a shopping site that specializes in extravagant items and brands itself as "The World's Largest Luxury Marketplace." The site lets users search by category, such as "Helicopters" or "Yachts," or by brand, if you're specifically looking for a Rolex or a Porsche.
Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett – according to an essay this week from Gates – count Business Adventures by John Brookes as their single favourite book about business.
Why is this compendium of 1960s New Yorker articles catnip for billionaires? The prose is superb: reading Brooks is a supreme pleasure.
Now that Trump is again threatening to run for president--and has, for the first time, gained some political traction thanks to his embrace of the “birther” movement--The Smoking Gun has examined how the 64-year-old developer has spent some of that massive fortune.
Specifically, Trump’s philanthropy over the past 20 years, which has been channeled through the Donald J. A TSG review of the group’s Internal Revenue Service returns dating back to 1990 reveals that Trump, the foundation’s president, may be the least charitable billionaire in the United States. From 1990 through 2009, Trump has personally donated a total of just .7 million to his foundation, which was incorporated in 1987.
A strikingly beautiful Swiss socialite, Jocelyn was introduced to art heir billionaire Alec Wildenstein by Adnan Khashoggi on his 60,000 acre Kenyan ranch.
During their marriage, she began a multi-million dollar plastic surgery campaign, transforming her features into those of a big cat to please her husband.
More than his towering ego, vituperative tongue, or peculiar hairstyle, money has defined Trump during the 30-plus years he has spent in the public eye.
He frequently brags of his billions, and even sued a journalist who had the nerve to question whether those 10-figure pronouncements were severely inflated.
The fortunes of Britain’s super-rich have been supercharged by a “Brexit boom”, with record wealth and more billionaires than ever before in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List.