Extraordinary Genius


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A failed investor from 2017 got drunk and woke up in the 1980s. China is just opening up, and the economy is blooming. There is also the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the bursting of the Dot-com bubble and other financial crisis. He used his knowledge of the future and slowly build up his empire.

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New Tahsin005 rated it
June 25, 2020
Status: --
I was at first enjoying the novel but then I had to drop it. All chinese authors, do you fcking think with your di*k all day? Why would you always make the MC a lustfull ass in the pain in every novel? Despite having someone you love, you just had to involve with another girl in the night club without any feelings attached!. Tr*sh tr*sh tr*sh. All the tags in this novel is wrong. Most of the chinese novel should have the tag LUSTFULL ML. Dropping this crap.
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OldManGu rated it
April 2, 2018
Status: c101

The MC had a wife in his past life and is looking for other women in this one. He never said his wife was a bad woman or anything. He just said that she was infertile. It makes me look down on the MC. He also said he killed himself to get his wife the life insurance. I feel like the MC is cheating on her and his love was never real. Edit: The MC is a slime ball. He just had a underage prostitute blow him in public. I have lost all respect for this MC. I respect Master Cruches more than the MC and he's a gang leader. Master Cruches is a hero of the people! Edit: This story has gone way down hill. Its just about the MC paying local gangs now. Would the government really let a local gang take 50% of peoples business? Why are they so scared of a small gang? This gang arc is s*upid and has ruined the story. The MC has become a little b••••. Edit: The author wrote a note at chapter 101. It said that everybody hated the gang arc and he won't do it anymore. I knew that arc was a bunch of BS.

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WildKhaine rated it
February 16, 2018
Status: c31
While the story isn't too bad, I just can't seem to like the MC. Personally, I just really despise liars and that's really all this guy does is lie, lie, and then lie some more. It's just a bad idea and can come back to bite you in the ass. Though I guess it's just "good" business to lie to everyone and act like a scumbag.
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allentey rated it
April 15, 2018
Status: Completed
The real rating is 4.3. (Keep in mind that I skip some thing because of headache inducing word. So the rating might be higher)

I have finish read this novel in Lnmtl and did not go coma. Since when I look at the review and no one finished it yet, I will go and review it myself. Before you guys start and read this novel, I hope that u don't read this novel seriously. Just read it like u eating a candy. What I mean is that it is not... more>> a "very serious" business management. There is no butterfly effect that will affect negatively to the MC instead it will affect MC positively.

It is an easy journey with MC from the start to the end. When u read it at first you will think that the MC struggle hard but after you read till the end you will realize that the MC have godlike luck. I mean almost half the major character in business world somehow work with him. There is a patriotic moment and a bit racism here but it is bearable. I mean when you are at that era, a bit racism is ok considering your father might join a world war 2 at that time. So the hate is justified a bit. Btw, as a student learning finance and economic, the author have done a research on it. I even learn 2 or 3 thing from it and it help me for my exam, LoL.

If u still not hook yet, this spoiler will hook u like a drug. XD


ok, time for a spoiler. Some of the guys says that the MC a pedophile. I am not gonna support the MC but when u are at that period of year. The marriage in asian is quite different from the west. They can married when u at 16-17 with parent consent of course.

There will have a 3 wife. One is his childhood classmate, one is russian girl and the last one is his previous life wife. The 1st to marry is the childhood classmate and the russian girl only married at the end of the chapter while the last one is I think about 300-400 chapter to the end.

so, what did the MC achieve ? Well I will list it for you.

  • He manage to buy the patent of viagra. LoL
  • Become the largest stockholder of beverage company somehow beating coca cola
  • Major stockholder of hypermarket rivalling the wallmart.
  • Have his own microsoft version of china (before this he is 1 of big stockholder of microsoft)
  • He is major stockholder of Facebook and the chinese of facebook
  • He is the major stockholder of Amazon, and Alibaba
  • he is also a big stockholder of semiconductor of Intel (I think) and Linux.
  • major stockholder of mining in russia
  • Major stockholder of seaport
  • He also create a few song and give a summary of big movie to scriptwriter.
  • He is major stockholder of car industries.
  • Have a team of basketball team in USA
  • He also beat the giant smartphone company in smartphone by a lot.
  • he got called as a god of stockholder.
  • He even got rich from 9/11 lol
  • No. 1 in richest billionaire in Forbes (Bill Gates got salty by it)
  • This is the funny one, make Donald Trump rich and will fund him if he become candidate of president. Hahahahahahahaaha.
Ok why I not give 5 star with all of the achievement ? This is because of the the last 50 chapter. It feel rush and there is no MC perspective at the end of the chapter. How the 1st wife approve the 2nd and 3th wife when from the chapter the 1st wife did not even approve them to walk in china (That my reason tho) Plus how he keep saying he stay away from politic but he have a connection with the politician from chapter 100 till end. <<less
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00petar00 rated it
July 26, 2018
Status: c1854
This novel is a complete tr*sh, author is just prolonging it by bringing same 10 people over and over whenever he is planning to buy off some business or exchange shares.

You may think that it is good, as right now its at around 200 chapter mark, but its just going in circles and I bet many readers won't be able to finish it without forcing themselves to read.

Romance/Harem is totally ruined, there's no point for MC to even have one girl if they never show up, read the spoilers if... more>> you want to know why I think its bad, I can't really write without spoilers here as first 200 chapters were good.


He has 3 girls but they are just there for no reason, he doesn't give them any time, once in 50 chapters you see one of them after that one chapter they are gone for next 50 chapters. So you'll see each one of them every 150 chapters.

He is too greedy

Firstly he picked a girl Li Na from his middle school that he had crush on, that's just a childhood crush no need to marry her? Especially considering what a d*ck he is, he picked his wife from his last life and doesn't even marry her until the end at like 2000 chapters or so? The problem here is that he wants to get wife from his last life and also marry his childhood crush. Wife he spend his life with isn't as important as his childhood crush, he is so indecisive in this regard.

Third girl is not even worth mentioning, he is with her just because he couldn't control himself and she keeps coming up for some reason, she's also 14 when he first had s*x with her. So is there a need to say more? He is disgusting.

I don't understand why does he have to discuss and help his country even when they screw him over.

I don't understand with such high taxes why would someone donate a tenth of his wealth? Even when he was not in a situation to have money to donate so much as it slowed down his growth.. It was later specified that he donated over 10 billion.

MC always helps Zhang Ruiqiang as if he was his s*ave, every 30-40 chapters he keeps showing up from when he is introduced to 2000 chapters. Why? Yes it is good to have people in good political positions that you know but you are not his s*ave its enough with the money he donated to be his friend.. He keeps doing everything he can and reveals information from the future to them. Yes at the start he used him a bit to advertise his own products and it was a comedy for a while but there really is no point in meeting him so often.

There are many other flaws, no point in wasting time on this novel, I read 1854 chapters and I skipped last 400-500, what I mean by skipping is just scrolling down and reading the chapter if it is interesting. His war with microsoft was fun but problem is he doesn't win even until the end of the novel, it was only mentioned that his company will beat microsoft in 10 years. Don't quote me on this, I am not completely sure as I haven't read the whole novel.

I just hoped it would get better, should've known better.

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Boredgasm rated it
May 30, 2018
Status: c121
This is not a 4 or 5 star rating story. 3 stars at best.

Story is still somewhat enjoyable to read despite the numerous errors in spelling or grammar. Maybe I just don't know or understand Chinese culture well enough, but the 1980's portrayed here just feels so wrong. Not too long ago, Chinese business practices were known to be especially cutthroat, so either this portrayal of the 1980's is inaccurate for story purposes, or it happened before the 1980's, stopped for a period of time, and then resumed again in... more>> the late 1900's. It's also really annoying how despite the MC showing off his insane business acumen, his family seems to somehow keep treating him as an idiot kid who doesn't know better (dad comically slaps or hits MC in the back of the head every time for "spending too much money"). I also don't understand how he can so easily keep being friends with some kid from his village who is both annoying and dumb (before he went back in time this guy got his friend crippled, but now he keeps him around and helps him out so much despite the kid only being a nuisance). <<less
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lilscarra rated it
November 14, 2018
Status: c10
At writing this I gotta say, I don't know if I read the same novel as all these 5 star reviews. The protagonist is supposed to be extremely smart and clever, and the first thing he does when he gets a second chance is go fight a f*cking bear.

What the f*ck, You are trying to make a novel with a smart buisnessman main character, and the first thing he willingly choses to do is go shoot a f*cking bear to kickstart his business empire. Translation quality is pretty bad too,... more>> so much broken english.

I'm starting to suspect these reviews are paid for lmao <<less
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debigmac rated it
April 29, 2020
Status: c889
ok, I read this garbage until here, and I can say with certainty that this is one of the top 3 most racist chinese novels I read. You can litteraly see it. Everything is pro chinese and anti everyone else. It makes the chinese look like a superior race and others like tr*sh. For example, kirilenko is a drunkard and dumb. America is trying to suck china dry through investments. Japan is the same but is portraid worse (since it is japan). It makes black people look like some rapists,... more>> lustful, and barbaric people. And last but not least, it is anti-semitic. And all the while it is brown nosing the cpc. That was my last straw, and im rather tolerant. Please dont read this, for youre own sake. Keep a healthy mind, dont let this garbage contaminate you. <<less
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Vvibulo rated it
February 14, 2018
Status: c150
It's a good novel, I really like the development.

MC is not an omnipotent man, he didn't have perfect memory or knowledge, he just remember some event and he can't even remember the detail of that event. His business isn't developed like vpna, there is many hurdles and obstacles. Even until now, his business is not the top notch in the city. A gangster group can smash his business to pieces, a factory can make his business sealed and so on.

I'm still wondering if MC will get back with... more>> his old wife, or search for new wife. <<less
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Hundred Lilies rated it
December 1, 2019
Status: c341
Normally I like novels where the MC amasses wealth and power, building business and living the life, but unfortunately this novel is the exception. The author wrote the novel with a one-track mind - too much focus on the business aspect and not the human aspect. The neglect on character growth is astounding and it gets quickly boring, repetitive and has no depth.

Another thing that really put me off was the racism, all that praise about patriotism and Chinese nationalism - it's sickening and makes me want to barf. Of... more>> course that just stems from the fact that I'm Western and don't support it, but it also stems from the fact that it's extremely one-sided. I'd bet a thousand bucks that the Chinese history books irl are just as one-sided, clouded with prejudice, biased judgement, half-truths and lies. That goes for fiction as well since fiction can only be published in China if they praise China to be almighty and righteous. Thank goodness I'm not born into a country that supports suppression of their own people. <<less
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kedar080340119014 rated it
November 21, 2019
Status: c2090
I binge read this novel (first 500 chaps translated to English and rest from Comerademao).


  1. Fun read - It is fun to see how MC amasses his wealth. Everyone likes an underdog to OP transformation story and this is one of them. MC comes from humble background and is quite rational, though a bit 2 dimensional (still its fine) and has memories of the market situation for next 10-15 years and he takes advantage of this.
  2. Lot of practical business practices - I myself am from India and most of my clients are government department. So when I started reading this LN, I was surprised how well the behavior and practices of the government are depicted in the novel. It is quite similar in core senses to how government behaves and practices governance in India. I found this relatable and interesting.
  3. Business culture and 80s China - While I do not have any idea about what extent of the culture and norms depicted in the novel hold true to China in its 80s and how much is author's imagination, I found the way in which the business was conducted as well as peer pressure and societal norms explored in the novel about China in its 80s very interesting read.

  1. More like chronicles rather than an actual Novel - To be frank it would have been better to make this a fictional chronicles book rather than a novel. The novel just reads like a diary rather than novel. There are few interactions and evolution of the MC in his second life is not explored AT ALL. There is no personal development, there is no emotional moments in the novel.... basically there is no EMOTION in the novel at all. No rage, depression, sadness, anger, lust, love etc. Even the romance between the MC and his girlfriend (later wife) is written without any sort of emotion. The novel just feels Dead and because there are no emotions that readers experience, with 2090 chapters, it can become boring at times.
  2. ONLY FOCUS ON BUSINESS - I get that this is a business/econ focussed LN. However, I would have liked to see something more than just drab stuffy business guys talking about new business opportunities and rudimentary level politics. The novel feels too 1 dimensional.
However, if you can overcome the overly focussed and boring drone of business talk in the novel, you may enjoy the novel (emphasis on the... more>> word MAY) as it is fun to see how MC amasses his wealth. <<less
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EmpyreanQing rated it
December 23, 2018
Status: c404
I was Wondering is the people who give 5 star are truely getting paid for giving nice review :

    • MC Smart ? (Not all the time) MC wealth Always being sucked by the Greedy Pig Government of His Country no matter How much MC Donated they still want MC to keep donated and keep the half of the money for their own pocket money
    • People around MC nice ? No almost Half of them all Shameless Lecherous Who sucked MC wealth
    • MC Donate Every time for his Country for

      patriotism (?) lol In Front Of Goverment Eyes MC just like a Walking Wallet or ATM for them
    • MC Love His Harem ? No, MC such a D*ck head, Even in His previous Life MC try to cheat and Scheme His Wife by try fake his death to get his wife life Assurance
    • Good TL ? The TL quality Half Bad Half good, since theres still broken English in the TL
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Axemption rated it
August 18, 2018
Status: c244
Really good novel. I like the MC very much. Intelligent, cunning, uses his past memories very well. I like how the author doesn't prolong stories such as arrogant character causing troubles through out the novel. Less use of arrogant characters unlike most modern type novels. New story.
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Demonic Reader lv 451F rated it
August 6, 2018
Status: c224

you come from Western country, or do not have any bit of understanding in Eastern (mainly China) culture and economical crisis and end era of Cold War,

no offense, but I suggest you better leave, or read this novel as light novel.

Look at the mirror and ask yourself what if you have 30 years of future economic knowledge, and brain; then travel back to your povert teen time. What would you do? What could you do. Are you able to live? Be honest to yourself while keep the above spoiler in your mind.

After that, start reading and enjoying this novel. Else you will start reading and cursing every chapters.

That's the main theme of this story.

I give this novel 4/5 because of my answer. The lost 1 star because of the poor love/romance/harem plot.

Why some people give this novel 1-2 stars rating?

Because they forget that this novel set pace in 1980 period, not 2020. The time when USSR and Eastern Europe started to collapse; China just awaked from its injured hibernation; computer and internet is nothing but day dream of ultra hightech geek. No google. No wiki. No youtube. (Almost) no www.

They give 1-2 stars because of their history illiteracy and bias & ignorancy.

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OneTrickDuck rated it
March 29, 2018
Status: c15
I really can't read past chapter 15, so take that into consideration with this review.

It's a Slice-of-Life Do-Over story, but if you're into that you're much better served reading the ones on storiesonline (like A Fresh Star or A New Past).

So far the story has one major issue that torpedoes every other aspect of it and that's the translation. It's painful to read, the syntax is wrong often enough. The tense almost always, it switches around or is plainly incorrect. So as long as the translation quality isn't fixed, this... more>> story is nowhere near worth reading, which is a shame because I really like the Do-Over theme. <<less
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bicy rated it
March 17, 2018
Status: c900
I have read 900+ chapters in chinese,

I must say this story is very well build.

The MC loves money and as he is reborn, he knows some facts that will happens in the future. Most of the facts he knows is about trading, investment.

... more>> Even if he knows a lot of facts, he still encounters difficulty.

The MC is smart, a little bit arrogant sometimes. The story talks also about slice of life stuffs (family, love, etc...)

I really recommend this novel !!!!

I have learned tons of things about China economic, China History, and business.

In english, there is only 60 chapters at the moment, but I hope you guys could enjoy more translated chapter in the future because this novel is SOOO GOOOD <<less
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Ner0 rated it
March 16, 2018
Status: c58
Was interesting until chapter 58.

It's not a fantasy story. It's a slice of life that describes the life of a man that returns back in time in a modern city theme.

It's not what I usually read as I don't like those novels that take place in the real modern world.

... more>> But this one was really well described, the story was fresh and original (to me), until chapter 58 where the MC has to deal with gangsters.

From that point, it became very hard to read the novel since it centered around the MC's scheme to get back at a gangster's nephew. It was annoying to read, the story completely dismissed the whole return in time/business expension thing, focusing on slapping faces and getting back his face. <<less
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joshoppa rated it
March 11, 2018
Status: c55

Here are the reasons :

- The MC is smart.
- There are a lot of real historic fact and the story start from 1988 to 2007, so you can learn a lot about China !
- The MC love money, he will think about a lot technique to earn money, and it is soo good !!
- If you love "library of the heaven path", the MC personality is similar.

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yaboker rated it
February 10, 2018
Status: c26
It is quite similar to VPaA the prequal that it uses future knowledge to better his life by taking advantages of anything that can be taken advantage of. The only difference would ve so far I dont see much of the "mystic" where people are cultivators in secret, which is a plus for me.

And lastly the best part for me would be that the MC isnt some weirdo who thinks that people will realize that he is from the future since he know things, mostly they just think hes smart,... more>> opportunist, or had insider knowledge. Unlike the MC from VPaA the prequal he constantly worries that people realize hes from the future, which in my oppinion is down right s*upid, cause I doubt people will firts think hes from the future because of his knowledge. <<less
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DicerX rated it
May 25, 2019
Status: c520
The novel is enjoyable, and the MC is seriously hard working and has almost no real power, and so he resorts to business and connections. What impressed me was the translator/editor grasp on historical events as they explain them briefly at the end of every chapter, kudos to them.
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byunisperv rated it
November 13, 2018
Status: c461
The story is average, just the right amount to pique your interest. If you like reading about the economy and history I guess you might like it but if you are not... well tough luck. for me, this novel is sometimes interesting and sometimes not. The story is imbalance (?) there is a lack of relief, its a bland, too many built up and no climax.
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