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My Adventurous Life by Dick Smith (Hardcover 2021) Australian Business Icon, 2nd


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My Adventurous Life by Dick Smith
Hardcover – 2 November 2021

Condition: New factory 2nd, never read, with minor tear on the back dust jacket cover and minor shelf wear as shown in photos.
Entrepreneur, adventurer, philanthropist … Australian icon Dick Smith shares his extraordinary life story for the first time.
‘Part Bear Grylls, part Bill Gates, but 100% Aussie larrikin. Dick is a great innovator, philanthropist and adventurer, who in my eyes can do no wrong.’ – Paul Hogan

‘Businessman, adventurer, philanthropist . . . Dick Smith is a true Australian legend.’ – Greg Mortimer OAM
‘I have been charmed by good fortune to be born in Australia in the 1940s. I have lived through a time of great prosperity and every day I am reminded of my good luck.’
Dick Smith is a remarkable and proud Australian. He has been part of our national consciousness for over fifty years as an innovative and astute businessman, a ground-breaking adventurer, a generous philanthropist and a provocateur for the causes he feels deeply about. Yet, despite his great successes and achievements, Dick has remained down to earth and close to his roots.
So how did the young boy who was one of the most academically hopeless in class become the national living treasure he is today? And what was it within that kid with a speech impediment that allowed him to create three successful businesses, and take on some of the world’s greatest and most dangerous aviation challenges?
In My Adventurous Life, Dick shares his inspiring story and the lessons he’s learned about staying true to yourself. He has welcomed the freedoms that wealth brings, but has found the simple life more fulfilling. His responsibility is to the world and the people we share it with.
About the Author
Dick Smith is the entrepreneurial businessman who founded Dick Smith Electronics, Australian Geographic and Dick Smith Foods. A Companion of the Order of Australia, an Australian of the Year and one of the National Trust’s Living Treasures, he is an aviator who has flown five times around the world, including the first solo helicopter circumnavigation, and across Australia and the Tasman Sea by balloon.
Product details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Allen & Unwin; 1st edition (2 November 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1760878898
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9781760878894
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.29 x 2.79 x 23.39 cm

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Weight 1.0 g
Dimensions 25 × 20 × 5 cm
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My Adventurous Life

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Allen & Unwin

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Dust Jacket, Illustrated


Adventure, Biographies & True Stories, Leisure, Hobbies & Lifestyle


Business Analysis, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Memorials

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352 Pages


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