John Durie and Dick Smith.

John Durie

Dick Smith on his modest ambitions, building three successful businesses and his ‘one notable failure’

John Durie
Business Advice
5 minute Read

Dick Smith far exceeded somewhat modest expectations in business through a combination of luck and turning potential disasters into victories.

While best known for his two eponymous businesses, Dick Smith Electronics and Dick Smith Foods, and a third, Australian Geographic, he states categorically most of the money he made came from his adjoining industrial property investments.

The 77-year-old has just written his autobiography, My Adventurous Life, in which he illustrates what he believes are the four key ingredients to business success.

Dick Smith's keys ingredients to business success


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