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Risk Game: Self Portrait of an Entrepreneur

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Prior to the real-estate boom of the 1980s, Francis J. Greenburger risked it all to buy three older loft buildings at 50 West Street near the current 9/11 Memorial. He ultimately dreamed of one day erecting a magnificent skyscraper in their place. But disaster struck in 2008, just as his plans were coming together, and development came to a screeching halt. The global fina ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by BenBella Books
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A smart, entertaining memoir. The book has much to say about risk, but more about people: friends, family, mentors, they all matter.
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read but author comes across as a bit of a womanizing douche-bag
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Inspiring. For him to have accomplished all of the things that he did in life is incredible. The book focuses mostly on his upbringing, his family and his career in real estate but, he was behind many of the world's most famous authors as well. James Patterson. Dan Brown. Nicholas Sparks. Brad Thor.
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Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s an impressive life experience from which you can learn a lot.

Francis is one of a kind human being, who like couple of other great minds of our century, shares with us an amazing life experience. All I can say to him is Thank you.
Stuart Mutsonziwa
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is excellent. A perfect business autobiography.
Josh Rogers
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed learning about Francis' life. He pulls no punches in exposing himself and his challenges in life. But nevertheless he is clearly a great human.
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very fine story of the life, to date, of Francis Greenburger. From childhood to the present, his accomplishments in all that has interested him has produced incredible results in the arts, civic engagement and the lives of the people that inhabit his life, businesses and buildings.

His methods are creative and positive with his curiosity and love of life ever present.

Read it and be inspired.

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Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I found this book about Francis Greenburger fascinating. He is both immensely talented and modest. It is rare that a person would be able to trace their own development with such integrity and accuracy.
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Francis J. Greenburger is the founder and CEO of Time Equities, Inc., a multibillion-dollar real estate investment and development company, as well as chairman of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, a literary agency representing some of the most successful writers of our time. He is the founder of two important not-for-profit organizations, the Omi International Arts Center and the Greenburger Cen ...more

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