Meshulam Riklis: The Dark Side of Graham & Dodd

Est. reading time: 16 minutes.

What happens if you take the value philosophy of Graham and Dodd and take it to 11? If you combine it with boundless ambition, aggression, and leverage? Private equity? Close. If you go further back in time, you get the story of Meshulam Riklis.

In the wake of WWII, Riklis arrived in the US as a penniless immigrant. He combined an instinct for deep value…

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