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Born in 1961 in Qiryat-Yam, Israel.

Served in the Israeli Defence Force (1979-1982) in training and education units.

Education

1970-1978: Completed nine semesters in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.

1982-3: Ph.D. in Philosophy (dissertation: "Time Asymmetry Revisited") – California Miramar University (formerly: Pacific Western University), California, USA.

1982-5: Graduate of numerous courses in Finance Theory and International Trading in the UK and USA.

Certified E-Commerce Concepts Analyst by Brainbench.

Certified in Psychological Counselling Techniques by Brainbench.

Certified Financial Analyst by Brainbench.

Full proficiency in Hebrew and in English.

Business Experience

1980 to 1983

Founder and co-owner of a chain of computerised information kiosks in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1982 to 1985

Senior positions with the Nessim D. Gaon Group of Companies in Geneva, Paris and New-York (NOGA and APROFIM SA):

– Chief Analyst of Edible Commodities in the Group's Headquarters in Switzerland
– Manager of the Research and Analysis Division
– Manager of the Data Processing Division
– Project Manager of the Nigerian Computerised Census
– Vice President in charge of RND and Advanced Technologies
– Vice President in charge of Sovereign Debt Financing

1985 to 1986

Represented Canadian Venture Capital Funds in Israel.

1986 to 1987

General Manager of IPE Ltd. in London. The firm financed international multi-lateral countertrade and leasing transactions.

1988 to 1990

Co-founder and Director of "Mikbats-Tesuah", a portfolio management firm based in Tel-Aviv.

Activities included large-scale portfolio management, underwriting, forex trading and general financial advisory services.

1990 to Present

Freelance consultant to many of Israel's Blue-Chip firms, mainly on issues related to the capital markets in Israel, Canada, the UK and the USA.

Consultant to foreign RND ventures and to Governments on macro-economic matters.

Freelance journalist in various media in the United States.

1990 to 1995

President of the Israel chapter of the Professors World Peace Academy (PWPA) and (briefly) Israel representative of the "Washington Times".

1993 to 1994

Co-owner and Director of many business enterprises:

– The Omega and Energy Air-Conditioning Concern
– AVP Financial Consultants
– Handiman Legal Services
  Total annual turnover of the group: 10 million USD.

Co-owner, Director and Finance Manager of COSTI Ltd. – Israel's largest computerised information vendor and developer. Raised funds through a series of private placements locally in the USA, Canada and London.

1993 to 1996

Publisher and Editor of a Capital Markets Newsletter distributed by subscription only to dozens of subscribers countrywide.

Tried and incarcerated for 11 months for his role in an attempted takeover of Israel's Agriculture Bank involving securities fraud.

Managed the Internet and International News Department of an Israeli mass media group, "Ha-Tikshoret and Namer".

Assistant in the Law Faculty in Tel-Aviv University (to Prof. S.G. Shoham).

1996 to 1999

Financial consultant to leading businesses in Macedonia, Russia and the Czech Republic.

Economic commentator in "Nova Makedonija", "Dnevnik", "Makedonija Denes", "Izvestia", "Argumenti i Fakti", "The Middle East Times", "The New Presence", "Central Europe Review", and other periodicals, and in the economic programs on various channels of Macedonian Television.

Chief Lecturer in courses in Macedonia organised by the Agency of Privatization, by the Stock Exchange, and by the Ministry of Trade.

1999 to 2002

Economic Advisor to the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and to the Ministry of Finance.

2001 to 2003

Senior Business Correspondent for United Press International (UPI).

2005 -

Associate Editor and columnist, Global Politician

Founding Analyst, The Analyst Network

Contributing Writer, The American Chronicle Media Group

Expert, Self-growth and Bizymoms and contributor to Mental Health Matters

2007-2008

Columnist and analyst in "Nova Makedonija", "Fokus", and "Kapital" (Macedonian papers and newsweeklies).

2008-2011

Member of the Steering Committee for the Advancement of Healthcare in the Republic of Macedonia

Advisor to the Minister of Health of Macedonia

Seminars and lectures on economic issues in various forums in Macedonia.

2011-

Editor in Chief of Global Politician and Investment Politics

Columnist in Dnevnik and Publika (Macedonia)

Columnist in InfoPlus and Libertas

Member CFACT Board of Advisors

Contributor to Recovering the Self

Web and Journalistic Activities

Author of extensive Web sites in:

– Psychology ("Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited”) – an Open Directory Cool Site for 8 years.

– Philosophy ("Philosophical Musings"),

– Economics and Geopolitics ("World in Conflict and Transition").

Owner of the Narcissistic Abuse Study List, the Toxic Relationships List, and the Abusive Relationships Newsletter (more than 7,000 members).

Owner of the Economies in Conflict and Transition Study List and the Links and Factoid Study List.

Editor of mental health disorders and Central and Eastern Europe categories in various Web directories (Open Directory, Search Europe, Mentalhelp.net).

Editor of the Personality Disorders, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, the Verbal and Emotional Abuse, and the Spousal (Domestic) Abuse and Violence topics on Suite 101 and contributing author on Bellaonline.

Columnist and commentator in "The New Presence", United Press International (UPI), InternetContent, eBookWeb, PopMatters, Global Politician, The Analyst Network, Conservative Voice, The American Chronicle Media Group, eBookNet.org, and "Central Europe Review".

Publications and Awards

"Managing Investment Portfolios in States of Uncertainty", Limon Publishers, Tel-Aviv, 1988

"The Gambling Industry", Limon Publishers, Tel-Aviv, 1990

"Requesting My Loved One: Short Stories", Miskal-Yedioth Aharonot, Tel-Aviv, 1997

"The Suffering of Being Kafka” (electronic book of Hebrew and English Short Fiction), Prague, 1998-2004

"The Macedonian Economy at a Crossroads – On the Way to a Healthier Economy" (dialogues with Nikola Gruevski), Skopje, 1998

"The Exporter’s Pocketbook" Ministry of Trade, Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, 1999

"Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited", Narcissus Publications, Prague, 1999-2007 (Read excerpts - click here)

The Narcissism, Psychopathy, and Abuse in Relationships Series

(E-books regarding relationships with abusive narcissists and psychopaths), Prague, 1999-2010

Personality Disorders Revisited (e-book about personality disorders), Prague, 2007

"After the Rain – How the West Lost the East", Narcissus Publications in association with Central Europe Review/CEENMI, Prague and Skopje, 2000

More than 30 e-books about psychology, international affairs, business and economics, philosophy, short fiction, and reference (free download here)

Winner of numerous awards, among them Israel's Council of Culture and Art Prize for Maiden Prose (1997), The Rotary Club Award for Social Studies (1976), and the Bilateral Relations Studies Award of the American Embassy in Israel (1978).

Hundreds of professional articles in all fields of finance and economics, and numerous articles dealing with geopolitical and political economic issues published in both print and Web periodicals in many countries.

Many appearances in the electronic and print media on subjects in psychology, philosophy, and the sciences, and concerning economic matters.

Citations via Google Scholar page

General Information:
Sam Vaknin ( http://samvak.tripod.com ) is the author of Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited and After the Rain - How the West Lost the East, as well as many other books and ebooks about topics in psychology, relationships, philosophy, economics, and international affairs.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of Global Politician and served as a columnist for Central Europe Review, PopMatters, eBookWeb , and Bellaonline, and as a United Press International (UPI) Senior Business Correspondent. He was the editor of mental health and Central East Europe categories in The Open Directory and Suite101.

Visit Sam's Web site at http://www.narcissistic-abuse.com
 
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Title:   Capitalistic Musings
Author:   Dr. Sam Vaknin
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2015
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Social Sciences, Economics
Collections:   Authors Community, History
Book Id:   WPLBN0003468536
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
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Title:   The Facts and Fictions of the Securities Industry
Author:   Dr. Sam Vaknin
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2015
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Social Sciences, Finance and Business
Collections:   Authors Community, Politics
Book Id:   WPLBN0003468535
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (55)
 
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Title:   Putin's Russia
Author:   Dr. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Non Fiction, World History and History of Russia, Putin, Vladimir N.
Collections:   Authors Community, History
Book Id:   WPLBN0003466784
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (17)
 
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Title:   Terrorists and Freedom Fighters
Author:   Dr. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Military Science, Terrorist and Freedom Movements in the Balkans
Collections:   Authors Community, History
Book Id:   WPLBN0003466724
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (1)
 
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Title:   Empire and War
Author:   Dr. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Non Fiction, World History, War
Collections:   Authors Community, History
Book Id:   WPLBN0003437470
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (15)
 
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Title:   The Belgian Curtain : Europe after Communism
Author:   Dr. Sam Vaknin
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Non Fiction, World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc., Transition from Communism
Collections:   Authors Community, History
Book Id:   WPLBN0003437443
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (30)
 
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Title:   Macedonia: A Nation at a Crossroads
Author:   Dr. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Non Fiction, World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc., Macedonia, Republic of
Collections:   Authors Community, History
Book Id:   WPLBN0003437418
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (30)
 
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Title:   A Critique of Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-first Century"
Author:   Dr. Sam Vaknin
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:  
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Social Sciences, Economics (income inequality)
Collections:   Authors Community, Sociology
Book Id:   WPLBN0003437371
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
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Title:   After the Rain : How the West Lost the East
Author:   Dr. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:  
Subjects:   Non Fiction, World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc., Balkans: macedonia and Kosovo
Collections:   Authors Community, History
Book Id:   WPLBN0003437337
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (30)
 
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Title:   The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Films
Author:   Dr. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:  
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Philosophy, Film
Collections:   Authors Community, Movie Books
Book Id:   WPLBN0003437311
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (15)
 
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Title:   Issues in Ethics
Author:   Mrs. Dr. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Philosophy, Ethics
Collections:   Authors Community, Philosophy
Book Id:   WPLBN0003437293
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (45)
 
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Title:   Bioethics and Population
Author:   Mrs. Dr. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Philosophy, Bioethics
Collections:   Authors Community, Philosophy
Book Id:   WPLBN0003437292
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (15)
 
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Title:   Essays on God and Freud
Author:   Mrs. Dr. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Psychology, Philosophy
Collections:   Authors Community, Religion
Book Id:   WPLBN0003437272
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (15)
 
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Title:   Cyclopedia of Philosophy
Author:   Dr. Sam Vaknin; Mrs. Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:  
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Philosophy, Reference
Collections:   Authors Community, Philosophy
Book Id:   WPLBN0003437261
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (15)
 
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Title:   Speculations and Physics
Author:   Dr. Sam Vaknin; Mrs. Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Philosophy, Philosophy of Physics
Collections:   Authors Community, Science
Book Id:   WPLBN0003437259
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (45)
 
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Title:   The Conundrums of Psychology
Author:   Mrs. Dr. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Psychology, History of Psychology
Collections:   Authors Community, Psychology
Book Id:   WPLBN0002955101
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (105)
 
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Title:   The Developmental Psychology of Psychopathology
Author:   Mrs. Dr. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Psychology, Psychopathology
Collections:   Authors Community, Psychology
Book Id:   WPLBN0002955098
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (120)
 
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Title:   Malignant Self-love : Narcissism Revisited Excerpts from the Eighth Edition
Author:   Mrs. Ph.D. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2013
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Psychology, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
Collections:   Authors Community, Psychology
Book Id:   WPLBN0002955088
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (31)
 
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Title:   Narcissism Book of Quotes
Author:   Mrs. Dr. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2013
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Psychology, Abuse, trauma, and recovery
Collections:   Authors Community, Psychology
Book Id:   WPLBN0002829069
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (60)
 
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Title:   Abuse, Trauma, and Torture - Their Consequences and Effects
Author:   Mrs. Dr. Sam Vaknin; Lidija Rangelovska, Editor
Publisher:   Narcissus Publications
Language:   English
Date:   2013
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Psychology, Abuse, trauma, and recovery
Collections:   Authors Community, Psychology
Book Id:   WPLBN0002829066
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
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