Interviews by Carolyn Ford
From retail property mogul Frank Lowy to recruitment queen Sarina Russo, Who Brought the Luck to the Lucky Country? celebrates the people behind so many of Australia’s successful migrant businesses and shares their personal journeys.
The inspiring stories contained within this book provide a fascinating insight into the entrepreneurial spirit of these men and women. There is a common theme – while luck may have brought them to Australia, it’s talent, determination and sheer hard work that has led to their success.
Format 234 x 153
Category: Australian History, Entrepreneurship, Emigration and immigration
A veritable compendium showcasing those who made Australia into the cultural melting pot it is today.
“Immigration has unearthed some marvellous people with natural talents, who understand their own strengths and with perseverance and skill have been crucial to Australia’s growth. This book highlights some rich case studies about successful migrants who became leaders in their fields of endeavour and turned challenges into opportunities to become real contributors and bring good luck to the Lucky Country”– Don Argus AC, former CEO National Australia Bank & former Non-executive Chairman BHP Billiton
“Leaving your homeland, family and all that is familiar takes a lot of courage and sacrifice – particularly when one is doing it for one’s children. The energy and drive that migrants bring with their skills, talent and experience in difficult situations is the reason why so many succeed in building substantial businesses and creating economic benefit for this country.”– Carla Zampatii AC. Executive Chairman, Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd
“Australia’s cultural diversity is a source of inspiration, discovery and personal transformation. Many migrants who have made Australia their home have – often facing much adversity – created a better life for themselves and their families and, in turn, contributed to Australia’s economic and social development. The success stories of entrepreneurs from Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities highlighted in this book reflect the business migrant journey in Australia which SBS, together with NAB, have witnessed through our support of the Ethnic Business Awards over the past 20 plus years.”– Michael Ebeid, CEO & Managing Director, SBS Corporation