Dick Smith and his wife Pip at the North Pole during Smith's vertical flight around the world. Source: supplied.

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My Adventurous Life: Dick Smith on business and being a daredevil

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Dick Smith is a household name for many Australians; a name synonymous with true, Aussie business.

And while many know of his successful business ventures, there’s still a lot of things Australians don’t know about Dick Smith: like his endless quest for adventure and philanthropic efforts.

He’s had an extraordinary run, which he conchrincles in his aptly named memoir: My Adventurous Life. In the book extract below, Smith recounts the deal to sell Dick Smith Group to Woolworths — a deal that was delayed when Smith announced he was attempting to jump a double-decker bus over 15 motorbikes.


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