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The Billionaire Who Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 27. August 2013

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Conor O’Clery is an award-winning journalist and author who served as foreign correspondent for The Irish Times in London, Moscow, Beijing, Washington, and New York. He has written books on Russian, Irish, and American politics. He now lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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Great Book 21. Mai 2014
Von Thomas C. Feeney Jr. - Veröffentlicht auf
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Chuck Feeney is a first cousin, my age (83) and he has had great success in business. His book should be read by people who might like to be successful in business. The fact that he became a billionaire and gave his money away secretly, is very interesting. What he has contributed in education, health, and helping with poverty in third class countries is an example for others with wealth.
He did not want his name on buildings or the publicity that goes with large contributions to worthwhile causes. Cornell is his college and he has given generously. Ireland has received much of his attention. He has helped build hospitals, colleges around the country and the world. A very modest, humble man with a sense of humor. The book is a great read.
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This man's story will blow you away 19. Januar 2014
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I love reading stories of entrepreneurs who have had interesting lives and how they got through it all to become the successes they are today. My girlfriend gave me "The Billionaire who wasn't" for Christmas and my initial thought was that this book would be about a guy who made some money and how he aimlessly gave it all to charity because he couldn't manage his money.. Boy was I wrong. This book gives you a detailed insight of a man who wandered the globe finding his way and following his gut and in doing so built DFS Group into the powerhouse it is today. The way Chuck selectively manages his wealth to ensure it is going to make a long lasting impact is truly inspiring.
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Phenomenal story, less than phenomenal writing 12. Mai 2014
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The story of Chuck Feeney is both fascinating and inspiring. O'Clery's tells the tale of a scrappy, inventive entrepreneur who does a marvelous amount of good in the world, devoting his life to giving his fortune to high performing philanthropic institutions.

The writing, however, is not on par with the best biographies or business tales. We lack the window into Chuck Feeney's soul that some other biographers are able to bring out of their subjects. We never really understand what makes Chuck tick, which is partly due to Chuck's own lack of introspection--he was never able to articulate to anyone else while giving was so important to him so referred them to articles. The book also seems to lack balance, glossing over Chuck's divorce from his first wife and the angry, depressed outbursts he would have prior to this separation.

The book also offers detailed play-by-play reviews of several of DFS's key transactions and tells the story of several philanthropies that Chuck funded, how he selected them, and how they executed. Particularly the DFS stories remind me of The Barbarians at the Gate or Too Big To Fail, which dramatize business events. Unfortunately, these two analogies are much better written stories than the DFS stories in this book. Even as a professional financial investor I found myself skimming and skipping to avoid the chronological droll that plagues this book.

The book is still worth a read given the amazing story of Chuck Feeney, but it will not be the best book you've ever read.
Every foundation trustee should have this as a "must read". 2. Juli 2014
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The true genius of a man. Even Gates and Buffett learned from him. Frenzy showed the true power of creative philathrouph
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The Biography That Wasn't 19. Februar 2015
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I got to Ch. 22 and couldn't take it anymore. I stopped there. This book is long on irrelevant facts and very short on applicable insights for your life.

Plus, all those numbers just don't add up. It is like they are trying to create legitimacy around something that isn't, so they provide every detail they can. (thy doth protest too much). The same goes for the lengths Feeney goes (or has his people go to be more accurate) around protecting his anonymity. It is portrayed as this idealistic endeavor over and over again. But the end in no way justifies the means I am afraid. I kept thinking to myself, "Why does Feeney keep asking people to compromise their integrity to protect his?" (Halfway through the book that question was yet unanswered.)

What is answered is that DFS skirted around the law, flat out ignored or broke the law, or through any means necessary had the laws changed to give them an advantage in the marketplace. The lengths Feeney goes to avoid paying any tax of any kind to a government is flat out remarkable. The fact that he prides himself on this, while as the author states "leans so far left he is practically a communist", is mind boggling. (Either you are for nobody being burdened by the tax law, or for everyone to be - you can't be both.)

What is also answered is that Feeney did give millions of dollars to charities and individuals, although the percentage given away compared to the value of the non-profits he started was small. And he did live, below his means, except for all the travelling and eating out. Both are inspiring. Both also could be explained in one chapter, not 40.
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