Apr 27, 2015
|The book, «Worst Friend – Best Enemy: a business novel that is not only about business», authored by Chairman of the Board of Directors of IC «SMOLENTSEV and Partners», Academician of IIA, Dr. Konstantin Y. SMOLENTSEV has been published.
You can now get the Russian edition by following any of these Amazon store links:
Start-up, a man and a woman – these are the main characters of the novel Worst Friend – Best Enemy.
A triangle of him, her and an unexpected third persona.
It is a business novel that focuses on the creation a start-up – venture project in a field that even the most respectable government officials talk about in the following way: « Want to lose money fast? Consider investing in agriculture». The goal for the start-up is to grow it into an attractive business and turn it over to a strategic investor, or end the project in a proposed time frame. Just like a baby, any business needs care and attention. But the «methods of upbringing» can be different. Which ones are chosen this time? The most atypical and innovative.
So who is He? An accomplished Russian businessman who summed up his life experience and radically changed his approach. Who is She? A devilishly attractive and authoritative manager of a venture fund in San Francisco. Linked through a genius IT-creation she becomes his anonymous messenger contact. She ends up knowing everything about him, while keeping him in the full dark about her. Episodic discussions online range from sex to murder. Philosophical and theological discussions intertwine thirsty for each others' company. When and where will they meet, if ever?
Life is a beautiful canvas, where each one makes their own choice of a brush stroke in love and career. So simple yet so difficult to accomplish. Even the most successful people end up leaving on a quest to find themselves. Such is the main theme of the novel. Intriguing plot leaves the reader on the edge of his seat until the last page. Characters are taken through different time periods and epochs, they cross countries and continents, exposing themselves to people of various nationalities, mentalities and class. They lose friends and acquire loved ones. Raider attacks, change of shareholders, death of a partner – the business is about to fall apart. Will the main character be able to pull it all together and accomplish the desired outcome? So in the end, who is the worst friend and the best enemy?
A creative business handbook in its core for those who want to become a professional investor or create their own business while maintaining their own identity.
If this book leaves You with an emotion or thought – the Author will be happy to hear it.
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