Author(s): Jill Margo
The brand new second volume of the biography of one of Australia's richest, most active and most influential men, Frank Lowy - an extraordinary story of challenge and achievement. Depending on the day, Frank Lowy is either the richest or the second richest man in Australia and his story - of his journey from refugee to multi-billionaire businessman - has become part of Australian business folklore. Now in his early 80s, Frank is still a juggernaut, in fact, in the 14 years since his first biography was written, he's kept pushing remorselessly ahead, achieving more in the past decade than most do in a lifetime. In the years since 2000: Westfield has become the largest retail property company in the world, dominating retail in London and Australia; Australian soccer, spearheaded by Lowy, has transformed from an insolvent shambles to a profitable mainstream sport; Frank Lowy has set up Australia's first foreign policy think tank, the Lowy Institute, which has an impact on the world stage; He's also set up a memorial to his father at Auschwitz and, in the process, his understanding of who his father really is, has changed. this new volume of biography covers Lowy's successes and failures, the controversies and the triumphs, and gives rare insight into his strategies and thought processes. It reveals an ultra-determined, hyperkinetic and fascinating individual for whom failure is not an option.