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Main Title: My adventurous life / Dick Smith. Book Cover
Author: Smith, Dick, 1944-
Imprint: Allen & Unwin, 2021.
Collation: illustrations, maps, portraits, hardback ; 342 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : 25 cm.
Subject: Smith, Dick, 1944-
Business people
Adventure and adventurers
ABIA nominations
Indie Book Awards nominations
ISBN: 9781760878894
"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." -- Publisher.

Includes index. Maps on endpapers.

Indie Book Awards longlist 2022
ABIA Longlist 2022
ABIA shortlist 2022
Winner ABIA Biography 2022
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 920 SMI Available