Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Business Nonfiction Spotlight: The Game of Value Creation by Karl Yaacoub

This morning, I have a business book in our book spotlight!  Check out The Game of Value Creation, learn about author Karl Yaacoub, read an excerpt from the book and learn about the author!

Nonfiction / Business

Date Published: September 27, 2022

Publisher: Mindstir Media

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about the book

The Game of Value Creation takes you inside the world of active investors, who acquire companies that offer substantial opportunities for value creation and turn them into success stories using a proven, calculated, and tactical approach, so that you too can benefit from the strategies that work for the big fish in your own business.

Karl Yaacoub, a former investment banker and private equity investor, reveals how to view a business as a series of interconnected parts while applying the same principles as world-leading institutions to help your organization achieve success.

read an excerpt
Book Title: The Game of Value Creation
Excerpt Pages and Chapter: Chapter 1 page 4

Dreams are never pursued with the expectation of mediocre results. It’s not to fail and learn a lesson that we get into business and partnerships. It’s because we want to get closer to our dreams. When
it comes to our endeavors, we are not just in it for the experience; we also want to succeed and reap the rewards. For all that we have built and contributed, we hope to be recognized and appreciated.
This book will help you realize that there is more to your business journey, even if you’re well on your way to being totally hands-off. Your legacy extends far beyond what you have done. In addition, you will have a framework that you can use to manifest “what could have been”.
As a result, you will likely start asking better questions and your discussions will become more engaging. As soon as you begin implementing the low-hanging fruit presented here, you will end up in a better position than when you began, and you will see results as early as the first few months.

There will be an upbeat tone when talking about your business, what it stands for, and what it represents. Business progress will become clearer not only to you, but to those you matter to in your sphere, the stakeholders, and the decision-makers.

Instead of obsessing over maintaining control and micromanagement, you are going to obsess over creating value, improving your customers’ buying journey, innovating, unlocking more cash to fund growth projects, and developing other leaders.

You will be able to better understand how the market changes, how your organization should adapt, and how your target customers think. Your trust in growth will grow, and you will ensure those in
your sphere of influence are also on the same journey, because they have chosen to be.

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about the author

Karl Yaacoub has over 11 years of experience in investment banking and private equity. He started his career with Standard Chartered Bank, a British multinational financial institution listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges, where he completed assignments and deals in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

He then joined a newly formed investment company with a capital of USD 680 million that had just listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), where he played an active role in sourcing and assessing investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Europe and Southeast Asia and executing deals totaling USD 500 million.

Karl has executed deals in a variety of industries, including but not limited to commercial real estate, oil and gas, chemicals, technology, healthcare and education.

He has worked closely with a range of professionals who work for the world’s top investment banks, private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, management consulting firms, family offices and legal firms. He enjoys a truly international network of colleagues, investors and friends around the world.

Karl is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

He is a Chicago Bulls fan and enjoys live music entertainment and unusual gastronomic experiences. He and his family reside in Chicago, Illinois. He is reachable via email at

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