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Red Notice - Bill Browder
« on: February 28, 2018, 09:10:00 AM »
Excellent book about an early investor in post-communism Russia and his sad dealings with the mafia-state there. I recommend you read it:

https://www.amazon.ca/Red-Notice-Finance-Murder-Justice/dp/147675571X

Every time I mention the book on Twitter, I immediately get tweeted at by Russian psy-ops trolls trying to direct me to propaganda sites that attack Browder. This of course makes me more convinced that he hit a nerve and that the book is correct on Russia.
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Re: Red Notice - Bill Browder
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 09:17:08 AM »
Agreed, great read, recommended.
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Re: Red Notice - Bill Browder
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 10:19:02 AM »
I bought in on a Twitter recommendation. I think it was Morgan Housel, I think.

I finished it within 2-3 days. Absolutely riveting and it read like a Soviet Union spy novel from decades past rather than a modern bio.

Edit: modernish. I realize part of the book takes place before the fall of the USSR.
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Re: Red Notice - Bill Browder
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 10:26:30 AM »
For those short on time and want to get the gist of it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84MsRuC-1l8&t=459s (good presentation at Standford)

Largely unrelated but fun Russian stock to watch that might actually be investable - SGTPY - https://seekingalpha.com/article/4124657-surgutneftegaz-behavioral-bias-born-usa
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Re: Red Notice - Bill Browder
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 12:33:44 PM »
According to Wikipedia, " A film adaptation written by William Nicholson is in the works." That should be interesting if they do it properly.
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Re: Red Notice - Bill Browder
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 12:17:17 PM »
Browder saga is a great link to give to people who plan to invest in Russia.

Though nowadays I usually don't bother.  8)

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Re: Red Notice - Bill Browder
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 11:54:23 AM »
I thought it was great as well - I used to work in a former USSR satellite state and had some near-dealings with Russian nationals and organizations. Although things have changed a lot - it's spot on.
Charlie Munger read it last year and really enjoyed it too.   ; )
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Re: Red Notice - Bill Browder
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 12:14:52 PM »
Red Notice is a must read in order to understand Putin and Russia today, imo. As a follow up, I then read Collusion by Luke Harding; he also wrote Mafia State (Russia), A Very Expensive Poison, and Murder in Benghazi.

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Re: Red Notice - Bill Browder
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2018, 05:23:21 AM »
The Russian Mafia state strikes again:

https://twitter.com/Billbrowder/status/1001727885059743744

Update: He's ok, but it's the sixth interpol warrant against him from Russia...

https://twitter.com/Billbrowder/status/1001802137175814145
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