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The Polish Boy from London-bookcover

By: George Mula

The Polish Boy from London

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In the early 1990s the communist block collapses and Poland re-emerges on the world stage. An incredibly exciting time of momentous change, including economic shock therapy, creating a highly charged atmosphere often described as the greatest opportunity in the history of capitalism. Like the Wild West, it attracted pioneers seeking to exploit the opportunity and the women who came with it. The book follows the life of an anti-hero born in the displaced Polish community after WW2 and ideally placed to be such a pioneer.

In a frank and honest way, it breaks the traditional male code of silence and exposes the behaviour of businessmen travelling abroad. A story of a meteoric rise to success followed by spectacular failure. The author doesn’t hold back on his strong opinion on the treatment of Poland throughout history, his own highly controversial views on political correctness and his clear preferences for the way women present themselves, in keeping with the period.

George Mula is a holder of the Polish Silver Cross of Merit (Civil). Born in London, to a Polish family displaced by WW2, his mother fought in the Warsaw Uprising, his father in the Italian Campaign. Brought up in England, he made his career in London until the first free elections when he was a member of a British Government Mission to Poland, thereafter raising capital for a Polish business. He has appeared in TV, news, and media, as well as a ladies fashion magazine. Married and divorced twice, he has four sons and two grandsons. A keen sportsman he played competitive squash and, at the age of 65, he entered the boxing ring at the National Stadium in Warsaw.

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    George Mula offers a unique insight into the early days of Poland’s free market revolution. Drawing on personal experiences as his inspiration, Mula captures Poland’s difficult transition and period of change amidst the largely unreported chaos. Cannily mixing the geopolitical, business and personal challenges of this unprecedented time, this fast paced, page turner had me gripped from the outset. Its straightforward dialogue candidly bounces between (and balances) the pressures of M&A and finance, with the thrills and opportunities of an emerging Europe. Mula has delivered a captivating read, offering an essential insight for anyone with a connection to the region, either personally or in a business capacity.

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