New PDF release: Risk Game: Self Portrait of an Entrepreneur

By Francis J. Greenburger

Prior to the real-estate increase of the Nineteen Eighties, Francis J. Greenburger risked all of it to shop for 3 older loft constructions at 50 West road close to the present Sep 11 Memorial. He eventually dreamed of 1 day erecting a powerful skyscraper of their position. yet catastrophe struck in 2008, simply as his plans have been coming jointly, and improvement got here to a screeching halt. the worldwide monetary predicament had made the land virtually valueless and it might be years sooner than he may possibly come back heading in the right direction, yet he refused to renounce on his dream.

Today, 50 West is a amazing 780-foot skyscraper with curved glass home windows that has turn into an iconic characteristic at the urban skyline—but it took even more than a monetary funding to get there. It required Greenburger to do what he does best—take large hazards at each turn.

During his parallel careers, Francis J. Greenburger has made publishing and real-estate background. no matter if risking the attractiveness of his company for the great -star authors of day after today, resembling James Patterson to Dan Brown, or pioneering the hot York co-op marketplace through taking “hopeless” homes and turning them into prized houses, he has effectively navigated the worlds of commercial, politics, and social switch to develop into the critical American entrepreneur.

A math and enterprise prodigy who set to work for his father on the age of 12. After a stop–and-start educational profession, he voluntarily left probably the most elite and academically uncommon big apple urban excessive faculties and began his grownup lifestyles at 15. Greenburger has made it his life’s paintings to discover price the place others by no means notion to seem, and his prepared instincts and leading edge innovations have taken him from a high-school "dropout" to a well-educated self-made billionaire.

Francis has mastered the "risk game." Now, with Rebecca Paley’s gripping prose, he's taking us behind the curtain in Risk Game and divulges firsthand how he has develop into a self-made strength within the aggressive global of latest York genuine estate—and a champion for nonprofit corporations within the fields of artwork, schooling, and, so much lately, social and legal justice.

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