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The Resource Kerry Packer : tall tales & true stories, Michael Stahl

Kerry Packer : tall tales & true stories, Michael Stahl

Label
Kerry Packer : tall tales & true stories
Title
Kerry Packer
Title remainder
tall tales & true stories
Statement of responsibility
Michael Stahl
Title variation
Kerry Packer
Title variation remainder
tall tales and true stories
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Contributor
Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Kerry Packer was instrumental in shaping Australia's media landscape and culture. For 30 years he controlled television's perennial ratings leader Channel Nine, and a large percentage of the nation's most influential magazines. So much of what Australians watched, read and believed came through the prism of this larger-than-life man. Beneath all the billionaire clutter, Kerry Packer had plenty in common with the average Jo: a cheeky humour, a competitive drive, deep love for his kids, a passion for sports and movies. In business, Kerry Packer would fight to the last dollar in a deal. Yet the same man would take his private jet to Las Vegas and lose more than $20 million in a week - then leave a $1 million tip. In his Park Street, Sydney office, where the visitors' chairs were clustered in front of his giant desk, Packer would verbally dissect a hapless executive, but no less often, the very same man would step in silently and invisibly when hardship or tragedy struck a loyal staffer or their family. Packer bulldozed through his dyslexic condition with a steel-trap mind and by asking an awful lot of questions. The son of a father who shunned him, he inherited a business in 1974 valued at perhaps $100m. When he died 31 years later, on Boxing Day 2005, he would hand his own much-loved son, James, control of a media, property, agriculture and gambling empire worth $6.9 billion. Kerry Packer: Tall Tales and True Stories is a collection of stories, gathered from people who knew him, from those who have documented him, and from the folklore that inevitably grew up around him
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BVISBN
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Stahl, Michael
Dewey number
070.5092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Stahl, Michael
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  • Packer, Kerry
  • Packer, Kerry
  • Packer, Kerry
  • Packer, Kerry
  • Packer, Kerry
  • Businesspeople
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Mass media
  • Billionaires
  • Mass media
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Broadcasting
  • Mass media
  • Millionaires
  • Broadcasting
  • Millionaires
  • Broadcasting
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Mass media
  • Businessmen
  • Businessmen
Target audience
adult
Label
Kerry Packer : tall tales & true stories, Michael Stahl
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054334998
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781742708508
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781742708508
System control number
(OCoLC)904227819
Label
Kerry Packer : tall tales & true stories, Michael Stahl
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054334998
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781742708508
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781742708508
System control number
(OCoLC)904227819

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