How to Make a Few Billion Dollars
January 22, 2024
Do you have a burning passion to make a lot of money in business? Are you ready to turbocharge your chances of professional and personal success?
During his more than four decades as a CEO and serial entrepreneur, Brad Jacobs has created seven flagship companies across different industries, delivering tens of billionsof dollars of value to shareholders. In How to Make a Few Billion Dollars, Jacobs defines the mindset that drives his remarkable success in corporate America—and distills a lifetime of business brilliance into a tactical road map.
From provocative recommendations for “rearranging your brain”—an essential prerequisite to accomplishing enormous goals—to practical advice for dealing with colleagues, Jacobs will have you rethinking what it means to win big. He explains why it’s critical to spot key trends and capitalize on them, including the biggest trend of all—the rapid evolution of technology relative to human development. And, he shares his techniques for
- turning a healthy fear of failure to your advantage,
- achieving lots of high-quality M&A without imploding,
- building an outrageously talented team,
- catalyzing electric meetings, and
- transforming a company into a superorganism that kills the competition.
How to Make a Few Billion Dollars is an inside look at how this entrepreneurial titan leads with humility, compassion, and accountability, while running hard toward the American Dream. If your personal dream is to create wealth through free markets or to triumph in sports, the arts, politics, philanthropy, or any other part of your life, this book will help you make that a reality.
About the Author
During more than four decades as a CEO and serial entrepreneur, Brad Jacobs has created flagship companies across multiple industries, delivering tens of billions of dollars of value to shareholders.
Jacobs has founded seven companies-all billion-dollar or multibillion-dollar corporations-completed approximately 500 M&A transactions, and raised $30 billion of debt and equity capital through private and public offerings, including three IPOs. He began his career at age 23 when he founded Amerex Oil Associates, followed by Hamilton Resources, both privately held. He subsequently created five publicly traded companies-United Waste Systems, United Rentals, XPO, and XPO's two spin-offs, GXO Logistics and RXO.
Jacobs has shown a Midas touch with value creation. He grew XPO into a top ten global logistics provider and the seventh best-performing stock of the last decade in the Fortune 500. XPO stock became a "32-bagger"-initial investors in 2011 have made more than 32 times their money. United Rentals was the sixth best-performing Fortune 500 stock during the same period and is now more than a "100-bagger." United Waste's stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.6 times over five years, from the time Jacobs took the company public to when he sold it for 2.5 billion dollars.
Jacobs is chairman of the board of directors of XPO, GXO Logistics, and RXO.
We have 20 copies available, provided by Greenleaf Book Group. The giveaway ends on Monday, January 29th.