The life of Kirk Kerkorian as told in the book The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became The Greatest Deal Maker In Capitalist History.
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There is an inspiring life story in the 98 years that belonged to Kirk Kerkorian (0:01), his personality, early life, and some of his accomplishments (4:44), discovering flight and rapidly switching careers (15:00), his father makes and loses a fortune/ the financial disaster shapes Kirk's life /his first jobs (17:00), going from making $2.60 a day to making $260,000 in a day (21:00) starting his first business (21:40), how Kirk learns to fly with no money (23:00), a high paying job with a high percentage of dying (27:15), starting his 2nd business (32:00), he buys a charter airline for $60,000. He sells this airline 21 years later for $104 million (35:00), meeting Howard Hughes (38:00), Kirk's plan to grow TIA + The importance of playing for the long term (43:05), taking outside investment + giving up control = unhappy Kirk (49:00), buying TIA back + taking it public (56:00), what happens when you are highly leveraged and high-interest rates (1:01:12)