Jacques Magliolo is an economist, corporate advisor to multinationals, and an international best-selling author of 18 books, including five university MBA textbooks. Jacques holds a masters degree in economics and is currently completing his PhD in economics. He is a specialist in undertaking highly technical economic due diligences and research and feasibility studies on extremely complex industries, such as mining, defense force, aviation, astrophysics, chemical, and mineral and water-related industries. Jacques has been an investment and corporate strategist since 1987. He started his career at the Financial Mail, before being head- hunted into stockbroking. His career path culminated in being a director, strategist, and head of research for stock- brokers Global Capital Securities. His experience thus includes stockbroking, business development, and corporate strategy. For 19 years, he has run his own consultancy, focusing on preparing entrepreneurs for expedited growth by restructuring their companies, raising capital, or listing on an international exchange. Today, Jacques lives in Cape Town, South Africa.