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The Rise And Rise Of Kerry Packer

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"Originally released in 1993 when Packer was still alive"--Provided by publisher. ...more
Published (first published January 1st 2000)
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Nick
Feb 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Most intriguing biography into the then wealthiest man in Australia. Rise and Rise starts with the story of Kerry's father, Sir Frank Packer, the media tycoon who launched Australia's first non-government public broadcasting company off the back of his newspaper and magazine business. It explores the early days of television, and the growing reliance of politicians upon media moguls like the Packers.

Kerry Packer the man had a gruff exterior and his father's somewhat dictatorial management style,
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Rob Hamer
Mar 13, 2021 rated it it was ok
A reasonably interesting tale of one of Australia’s most successful business dynasties . At times robber barons and yet at critical moments game changing businesses were established . And the story of Kerry’s seminal changes to the game of cricket, with the profit rationale explained , is fascinating . Malcolm Turnbull plays some bit parts too. But overall rather dated and often tediously detailed .
Ben Rutkin
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the read.

The Packer family is an iconic/influential part of Australian history from 1900 to present day. 3 generations of packers have shaped the nation, from RC to Kerry.

Newspapers, TV, World Series cricket and more.
Not many liked the Packers but gee, you need to respect them.

From his very tough days as a dyslexic, dunce of a child and despite his severe bout of polio as a 9 year old, Kerry was a giant and hugely successful businessman who proved everyone wrong.

Read hard copy.
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Abel Caine fiji
Well written bio on rich guy getting richer
Tracey
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
An somewhat interesting albeit dated insight into Kerry Packer. The depth of content and background was a little tedious at times.
Bernard Armstrong
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very insightful look into one of the richest men Australia has had, who gets treated with disdain as a cruel man by many people when he should be treated with respect. I believe this is an opinion not many will agree with, certainly not the people I said this to after finishing the book.
Veronica Lehndorf
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book intriguing. It left me wanting to read more on both the house or Murdoch and the continuation of the family line through James. I think a well written biography. I had expected a Kerry bashing book but found it to be balanced and fair and neither portrayed him as villain nor hero, not as victim or perpetrator.
Xena Raider
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read the uncut version and thought it gave great insight into why wealth begats wealth. The other insight was that if you believe in something, don't allow the little things get in the way and you will succeed - if that's what you want ...more
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Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
A king of his times.
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