Rudi is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, fund manager, author, and value investor. He is a Business Management (S.A.) and MBA (U.K.) graduate. During his professional career, Rudi worked in several countries as a senior executive for publicly- and privately owned corporations, and as a self-employed entrepreneur for more than two decades. He co-manages his family's charitable foundation. The Artisan Fund supports artists and artisans who manufacture products by hand. Rudi creates content on YouTube as BesterInvestor. Proceeds of his book sales benefit Memory Trees, a registered public charity.
A short 2012 research paper is an easy-to-read research study and overview of M&A as a corporate strategy.
Business leaders often ponder why mergers and acquisitions are so popular as a corporate growth strategy. And why the published failure rates of M&A are so high. And perhaps whether the primary purpose of embarking on a M&A strategy is focused on delivering investor/shareholder return on investment, i.e. wealth creation.
"M&A" strives to specifically explore the logic and reason behind questions business leaders often ponder when pursuing a corporate growth strategy via M&A.
A Real Life Story About Homelessness, Survival, and Self-Sufficiency (2021)
"When I was young, I was very poor. After a lifetime of hard work and commitment, I am no longer young."
This line above, probably more than any other from the book, summarizes Rudi's life best. With no parental guidance, a missing and/or broken family structure, one has to learn survival techniques by oneself. Failure is a good teacher, success less so.
Follow Rudi on a path of being unwittingly born into poverty and homelessness, across different countries, as he learned survival and financial sustainability skills, en route.
Published (2022) as a "how-to" manual for managing unexpected, huge healthcare bills, for our shrinking middle class.
Many of our friends, family, and people who think they are adequately insured, often find themselves to be suddenly under-insured, or even uninsured.
Rudi wrote this book for those of us who might become financially crushed by receiving surprisingly huge medical bills... like the bills I received for nearly $160,000 after a two-week period of unexpected illness, treatments received, and my hospitalization for a few nights.
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A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES or by calling 1.800.435.7352 toll-free within Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State of FL. Registered as tax-exempt under IRS Code 501(c)3