The Price of Fortune

Author: Damon Kitney

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 146071055X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 3673


The acclaimed biography of James Packer. James Packer turns to Greek mythology in an attempt to explain the most exciting yet tumultuous period of his 50 years on earth. "I was like Icarus," the billionaire tells his biographer, journalist Damon Kitney, of the heady days of 2016 when he broke up with pop star Mariah Carey, abandoned living in Hollywood and Israel, left the global casino stage, and divided the family fortune in a bitter separation from his sister. "I flew too close to the sun." With these words, Packer delves for the first time into the story behind his stunning public revelation in mid-March 2018 of his battle with mental health issues, which forced him to resign from the board of the Crown Casino company he owns and loves. Never before has a member of the Packer family co-operated with a writer to tell their story. In his biography The Price of Fortune, one of the nation's richest and most psychoanalysed men opens up in an attempt to make sense of his rollercoaster life and to tell the human story of being James Douglas Packer. Of how his wealth, charm and intellect took him to such exciting places. Yet how sometimes trusting the wrong people and his own rash actions cost him money, friendships, his health and business reputation on the global stage - and how he is now working on getting it all back. PRAISE FOR THE PRICE OF FORTUNE: 'a revealing portrait of a complex man' - Australian Financial Review 'a journalistic classic' - John Lehmann, editor of The Australian 'Engrossing, highly readable' The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age 'Kitney manages to tread the fine line between documenting the bizarre spectacle that is Packer's life, and eliciting sympathy for this man of extraordinary wealth.' The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age

The Price of Fortune

Author: Damon Kitney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781460756737

Category:

Page: 528

View: 6421


The acclaimed biography of James Packer. James Packer turns to Greek mythology in an attempt to explain the most exciting yet tumultuous period of his 50 years on earth. "I was like Icarus," the billionaire tells his biographer, journalist Damon Kitney, of the heady days of 2016 when he broke up with pop star Mariah Carey, abandoned living in Hollywood and Israel, left the global casino stage, and divided the family fortune in a bitter separation from his sister. "I flew too close to the sun." With these words, Packer delves for the first time into the story behind his stunning public revelation in mid-March 2018 of his battle with mental health issues, which forced him to resign from the board of the Crown Casino company he owns and loves. Never before has a member of the Packer family co-operated with a writer to tell their story. In his biography The Price of Fortune, one of the nation's richest and most psychoanalysed men opens up in an attempt to make sense of his rollercoaster life and to tell the human story of being James Douglas Packer. Of how his wealth, charm and intellect took him to such exciting places. Yet how sometimes trusting the wrong people and his own rash actions cost him money, friendships, his health and business reputation on the global stage - and how he is now working on getting it all back. PRAISE FOR THE PRICE OF FORTUNE: 'a revealing portrait of a complex man' - Australian Financial Review 'a journalistic classic' - John Lehmann, editor of The Australian 'Engrossing, highly readable' The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age 'Kitney manages to tread the fine line between documenting the bizarre spectacle that is Packer's life, and eliciting sympathy for this man of extraordinary wealth.' The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age

Wheels of Fortune

Author: Charles R. Geisst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471471763

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 4514


An intriguing history of the futures market and speculation From Jay Gould's attempt to corner the gold market in the 1860s tothe Hunt brothers' scandalous efforts to control the silver marketin the 1980s, Wheels of Fortune traces the rich, colorful historyof the futures market on its quest for respectability and profit.This comprehensive account shows readers why the markets have beengrabbing headlines for over 100 years as both respectable economicinstitutions and hotbeds of gambling activity and scandal. CharlesGeisst brings the personalities and strategies behind the futuresmarket and speculation in general to life, against a backdrop ofAmerican life that begins prior to the Civil War.

Economics

Author: Douglas McTaggart,Christopher Findlay,Michael Parkin

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 1442550910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 726

View: 9060


High quality, engaging content for students...ultimate flexibility for educators The seventh edition of this benchmark Australian text continues to offer students a comprehensive and relevant introduction to economics whilst offering educators the ability to customise and deliver content – your way. Economics 7th edition provides a streamlined approach to study and recognises the difficulties some students may face in comprehending key concepts. By leaving the more technical content and application until later, students can enjoy the more exciting policy material from the beginning and engage with the content early. Through compelling examples, clear explanations and the latest instructive on-line resources, the text draws students into the content and reinforces learning through practice and solving problems which are relevant to them. The authors train students to think about issues in the way real economists do, and learn how to explore difficult policy problems and make more informed decisions by offering a clear introduction to theory and applying the concepts to today’s events, news, and research.

Microeconomics

Author: Douglas McTaggart,Christopher Findlay,Michael Parkin

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 1442550988

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 444

View: 2941


High quality, engaging content for students…ultimate flexibility for educators The seventh edition of this benchmark Australian text continues to offer students a comprehensive and relevant introduction to economics whilst offering educators the ability to customise and deliver content – your way. Microeonomics 7th edition provides a streamlined approach to study and recognises the difficulties some students may face in comprehending key concepts. By leaving the more technical content and application until later, students can enjoy the more exciting policy material from the beginning and engage with the content early. Through compelling examples, clear explanations and the latest instructive on-line resources, the text draws students into the content and reinforces learning through practice and solving problems which are relevant to them. The authors train students to think about issues in the way real economists do, and learn how to explore difficult policy problems and make more informed decisions by offering a clear introduction to theory and applying the concepts to today’s events, news, and research.

Fools of Fortune; or, Gambling and Gamblers

Author: John Philip Quinn

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 780

View: 2119


This book is about a history of the vice in ancient and modern times all over the world and makes an exposition of its alarming prevalence and destructive effects. This work discusses with an unreserved and exhaustive disclosure of such frauds, tricks and devices as are practiced by "Professional" gamblers, "Confidence Men" and "Bunko Steerers", in order to alert readers not to fall into a trap.

A Reversal of Fortune: a Novel

Author: Phil Acosta

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462030653

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 6546


Based on a true story, A REVERSAL OF FORTUNE depicts the struggle of a successful, level-headed lawyer and his new free-spirited, unpredictable wife in adjusting to their recent marriage, coping with their law firm, facing the economic hardships of the current recession, and eventually losing everything. In his clear, conversational style, the author begins his story where his debut novel, THREE WEEKS IN ITALY, ended. Although reading his first novel is entirely unnecessary to understand his recent work, the author continues the story of Doug and Gianna Steele after their tumultuous honeymoon in Italy. Returning home to an affluent lifestyle, Gianna decides to join Doug's law firm and eventually experiences a betrayal that leads to disastrous events. The reader will follow the main characters as they desperately attempt to survive through the morass of evictions, sub-prime borrowing, foreclosures, unemployment, bad credit, law suits, and despair. After the devastation, Gianna moves back into her mother's home and Doug ends up in a trailer park. Stripped of their material possessions, they soon discover a hidden treasure in their relationship which leads them to redemption and a new life together.

Fools of Fortune

Author: John Philip Quinn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gambling

Page: 640

View: 9546


Kings of Fortune

Author: Walter Raleigh Houghton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: 650

View: 8530