What makes the super-rich tick? Is there a specific mind-set that sets ultra-high net worth individuals apart from the rest of us? Are they meticulous planners – or is their wealth an unintended by-product of their entrepreneurial activities? Is it nature or nurture that sets them on the path to great financial success?
The Wealth Elite, the best-selling book by Dr. Rainer Zitelmann now published in English for the first time represents one of the most comprehensive modern-day studies of the super-rich. Based on interviews with members of the financial elite, and rigorous academic analysis, this empirical study investigates the link between personality traits and the creation of enormous wealth. In short, the book provides a fascinating insight into the world of the super-rich – and how they think, behave and make their fortunes.
Now this April from 18 to 19 Dr. Zitelmann will be arriving in London from Berlin, for a series of high-level media interviews and a Roundtable event in the City to share his knowledge. For instance, his research shows that many UHNWIs started their entrepreneurial careers when they were still at school or university. A surprisingly large number were competitive athletes during their youth and that their decision-making processes are more often led by intuition or “gut feeling” than by rational analysis.
Dr. Zitelmann presents the findings of his academic investigation in an easily accessible way that makes this a timely and important topic for anybody interested in the forces and motivations that shape 21st century elites.
The leading German current affairs magazine DER SPIEGEL (7/2017) hails Rainer Zitelmann’s new book as “the first academic study to conduct an in-depth exploration of the thought processes and behaviour of the wealthy… No previous researcher has got as close to individuals with a personal net worth in the tens and hundreds of millions as Zitelmann does.”
The author Dr. Rainer Zitelmann is a profilic writer and has written 19 books. He was previously a senior editor at Die Welt newspaper, later he became the leading communications consultant for the real estate sector in Germany. The material for this book is based on his second doctorate.
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