The Resource Twiggy

Twiggy

Label
Twiggy
Title
Twiggy
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Burrell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Not just a terrific read, but an important life to have on the national record." – George NegusThe swashbuckling West Australian entrepreneur Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest took on mining giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto at their own game – and won. In this unauthorised biography, Andrew Burrell traces Twiggy's business triumphs and disasters to reveal the complicated man behind the myth. 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 extraordinary force of will, combined with boundless energy and cunning, to create enterprises on such a mammoth scale. With the value of iron ore now integral to the health of the federal budget, Twiggy's business affects all Australians. This entertaining book gives a unique insight into one of the most powerful men in Australia today."A riveting investigation of one of our richest businessmen, biggest philanthropists and greatest fast-talkers." – Laura Tingle"This is a book that needed to be written ... rich in detail with fascinating insights into the family history, the failures, flaws, and ultimate rise of John Andrew Henry Forrest." – The Sydney Morning HeraldAndrew Burrell has been a journalist for twenty years, covering business and politics in Australia, South-East Asia and China. He has worked for the Australian Financial Review and is currently a senior business journalist for the Australian in Perth, where he has covered the WA mining boom since 2006. He won the business prize at the WA media awards in 2006 and 2009
Award
Ashurst Business Literature Prize, 2014.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10416110
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burrell, Andrew
Dewey number
338.209941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the high-stakes life of Andrew Forrest
Label
Twiggy
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f8345206-492e-47b2-a85a-6ca51b306308
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781922231246
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Twiggy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f8345206-492e-47b2-a85a-6ca51b306308
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781922231246
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      -33.938111 151.237977
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