Showing posts with label MBA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MBA. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Richest James Bond villains

Who are the richest James Bond villains?
Who is the richest Bond villain?

Every James Bond villains photos

Forget about the henchmen and lackeys, this article is only about the main antagonists, the truly interesting, those who have the Money and the Power and a lot of both. 

As any James Bond fan know all Bond nemesis are wealthy, powerful and influent. In fact, just like in real-life, Bond villains need tons of Money to be efficient evil-doers.

"All James Bond's best enemies were Billionaires." - Ice-T

With a combined worth of $26.2 Billion, here are the top 10 richest Bond villains as determined by the highly reputable Forbes magazine. Only movies were take into consideration, not the Ian Fleming books.

  1. Hugo Drax, $7.6 Billion  - Moonraker (1979)
  2. Auric Goldfinger, $6.5 Billion  - Goldfinger (1964)
  3. Max Zorin, $5.3 Billion  - A View To A Kill (1983)
  4. Elliot Carver, $3.9 Billion  - Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  5. Frank Sanchez, $1 Billion  - License to Kill (1989)
  6. Ernst Stavro Blofeld, $640 Million  - From Russia With Love (1963), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), For Your Eyes Only (1981) 
  7. Karl Stromberg, $625 Million  - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  8. Elektra King, $420 Million  - The World Is Not Enough (1999)
  9. Francisco Scaramanga, $115 Million  - The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
  10. Dr. No, $110 Million  - Dr. No (1964)

Bond villain MBA

Here are some very interesting studies analysing James Bond villains business strategy with a real-life perspective. As the author Kevin Patrick Leech observed, many of the Bond villains business approaches are far from brillant. 

One thing for sure is that every Bond villain make the same stupid mistake of letting James Bond alive instead of killing him when they had the occasion.

If you are like me, you can't get enough of watching and re-watching each and everyone of James Bond classic movies. 

Below are the most recent James Bond collections for the most avid and dedicated James Bond fans among us.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Poker MBA

The Poker MBA: Winning in Business No Matter What Cards You're Dealt

 Greg Dinkin , Jeffrey Gitomer

Take a look at the book description:

The world of poker is the real world. Risk and reward are measured every second of the game. The same is true in business. An MBA is a nice credential, but the first step to business success is knowing how to read others, when to bluff, and when to walk away—no matter how high the stakes. The same is true in poker.

In The Poker MBA poker professional and MBA Greg Dinkin and bestselling author Jeffrey Gitomer show you how to apply the skills acquired at the poker table to all levels of business. By using the principles outlined in this book, you will achieve an edge over your competition and learn skills that aren’t taught in a traditional business school program. Shrewd poker players and their business counterparts are not born that way—they learned their craft, and you can, too.

There is no better training ground for business than a poker game, where your ability to think strategically and make split-second decisions determines whether you cash out a winner. A world-champion poker player like Amarillo Slim and a world-class businessman like Bill Gates each possess the same set of skills. Both men are:

* Strategic thinkers
* Shrewd decision makers
* Adept at reading others
* Able to recover from a loss
* Good enough actors to “fake it” and win—they can bluff

Whether you are an intern, a department manager, a salesperson, an entrepreneur, or the CEO of a major company, basic poker skills can be used to add to your business success. By understanding winning poker strategy, you’ll learn how to read people, close deals, negotiate contracts, motivate employees, build a brand, create customer loyalty, and make day-to-day business decisions that will contribute to your bottom line.

The Poker MBA takes you inside the high-stakes world of poker to show that winning at poker and winning at business are one and the same. Through the lens of poker, readers will learn sophisticated concepts such as expected value, regression to the mean, and discounted cash flows—all in a format that is entertaining and easy to understand.
If you see things from the perspective of others, the odds will fall in your favor, and you will be a winner in the long run. This book shows you how to use the traits of a poker professional to become a better risk taker and decision maker in order to profit more in business.

A poker book? Sure.

A business book? Absolutely.

But more important, The Poker MBA is a money book. Read it and you will improve your ability to think and execute so that the odds stay in your favor and you leave the game a winner.