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Big Thoughts are Free

The Authorized Biography of Milan Panić

Mark Axelrod

Big Thoughts Are Free is a biography of the Serbian-born entrepreneur cum politician Milan Panic. It traces his childhood in the former Yugoslavia and the horrors he witnessed and endured during the Second World War, as well as how he persevered through those horrors and turned tenacity and business savvy not only to become the CEO of one of biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, but to become Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1992 to 1993. This biography traces the life of a true Renaissance man who was an Olympic cyclist, an aviator, a polyglot, an opera lover, and a philanthropist. This book covers some of the euphoric highs in his life as well as some of his worst personal tragedies, all of which have led him to believe that «big thoughts are free».
Contents: A Day in the Life of Milan Panić – A Yugoslavian Context (1918-1929) – Belgrade, The White City (1926-1929) – A Belgrade Life, War, and the Aftermath (1929-1941) – Coming to America – Family Life and Times of Milan Panić – The Rise of ICN – The Rise of Milan Panić – American Politics – The Bayh Influence – The Call to Duty: Prime Minister and the Milošević Connection.