The Big Fella: The Rise and Rise of BHP Billiton
This is the compelling story of how BHP and its partner Billiton rose from the humblest beginnings in the Australian Outback and on the Indonesian island of Belitung to starry heights on the great stock exchanges of the world. Based on more than 60 exclusive interviews, it rips away the superficial gloss to expose the political and industrial forces that really drive big b...more
Hardcover, 518 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by Random House Australia
(first published 2009)
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I thought this book didn't deserve high rankings for a number of reasons. First, it was written totally to the business class. There was almost no mention of anything from an operational standpoint. If you want to know what goes on in the boardroom and not in the field of a mining company - than maybe read this book. Second, I can't say that it was written all that well. I kind of figured that it would be a book whose style wouldn't agree with me. I can't say I am at all fond of journalistic sty...more