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The Resource Twiggy : the high-stakes life of Andrew Forrest, Andrew Burrell

Twiggy : the high-stakes life of Andrew Forrest, Andrew Burrell

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Twiggy : the high-stakes life of Andrew Forrest
Title
Twiggy
Title remainder
the high-stakes life of Andrew Forrest
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Andrew Burrell
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest is the public face of Australia's once-in-a-life time mining boom. A swashbuckling entrepreneur in the finest West Australian tradition, Twiggy took on mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto at their own game - and won. Yet he has also been embroiled in two of the most heated debates in recent Australian history: the treatment of Aboriginal people and the mining super-profit tax. In this unauthorised biography, journalist Andrew Burrell reveals the complicated man behind the Twiggy myth. Twiggy's pioneering family origins - his great-great uncle was Western Australia's first premier - saw him start life in the red dirt of the Pilbara. Both his frequent scraps in the schoolyard and his gift of the gab, which led schoolmates to dub him 'silver tongue', can be seen today in the aggressive and charismatic way he does business. But why do his mining ventures attract so much controversy? And what do his philanthropic schemes tell us about him, and his plans for the future? It takes an extraordinary force of will, combined with boundless energy and cunning, to create enterprises on the mammoth scale that Twiggy has. This entertaining book gives a unique insight into one of the most powerful men in Australia today. This unauthorised biography of Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest is sure to cause a stir and be one of the most controversial biographies of the year
Award
Ashurst Business Literature Prize, 2014.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10416110
Cataloging source
ANL
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Burrell, Andrew John
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Forrest, Andrew
  • Businessmen
  • Executives
  • Mineral industries
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Businessmen
Target audience
adult
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the high-stakes life of Andrew Forrest
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Twiggy : the high-stakes life of Andrew Forrest, Andrew Burrell
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volume
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text
Control code
000052014295
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 pages, [8] unnumberd pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781863956208
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
Label
Twiggy : the high-stakes life of Andrew Forrest, Andrew Burrell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052014295
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 pages, [8] unnumberd pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781863956208
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits

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