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First Blood

  • Amielle Lake
  • Andrew Kakabadse
  • Nada Kakabadse
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Abstract

The elephant hunter in his earliest form is someone hungry for the first deal. More often than not, in his final form, he still remains hungry for the first deal. An elephant hunter continually seeks out that first deal because of the meaning that it brought to his or her life. That is why money is the last, as well as the second, step on money-man’s self-actualization pyramid. As with the migration of buffalo, deer and caribou, the elephant hunter searches for something that can shift him into a completely new life direction. The chase keeps him moving. Elephant hunters are adrenaline addicts of the most intense kind. In some ways, they are worse than extreme skiers, rock climbers and skydivers. For they need constant stimulation at all hours of the day, every year of their lives. Of course, elephant hunters do not actually risk their lives. What they do risk is their livelihood. Many a hunter has lost more than just their wealth in the jungles of the stock markets. The hunter’s addiction to chaos is equally passionate. The markets are treacherous, bizarre and often unforgiving. A hunter badly damaged in a deal may well wish for a moment that they were dead. However, the chance to do another deal, to recover the money lost and reinstates their reputation, is an irresistible scheme. It is the scheme of a lifetime.

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Stock Market Management Team Risk Taker Private Equity Investment Opportunity 
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© Amielle Lake, Professor Andrew Kakabadse, Professor Nada Kakabadse 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amielle Lake
  • Andrew Kakabadse
    • 1
  • Nada Kakabadse
    • 2
  1. 1.Cranfield School of ManagementUK
  2. 2.University of Northampton Business SchoolUK

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