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  • By: Dick Smith
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Entrepreneur, adventurer, philanthropist. Australian icon Dick Smith shares his extraordinary life story for the first time.

I have been charmed by good fortune to be born in Australia in the 1940s. I have lived through a time of great prosperity, and every day, I am reminded of my good luck.

Dick Smith is a remarkable and proud Australian. He has been part of our national consciousness for over 50 years as an innovative and astute businessman, a groundbreaking adventurer, a generous philanthropist and a provocateur for the causes he feels deeply about. Yet, despite his great successes and achievements, Dick has remained down to earth and close to his roots.

So how did the young boy who was one of the most academically hopeless in class become the national living treasure he is today? And what was it within that kid with a speech impediment that allowed him to create three successful businesses and take on some of the world's greatest and most dangerous aviation challenges?

In My Adventurous Life, Dick shares his inspiring story and the lessons he's learned about staying true to yourself. He has welcomed the freedoms that wealth brings but has found the simple life more fulfilling. His responsibility is to the world and the people we share it with.

©2021 Dick Smith (P)2021 W F Howes

Critic Reviews

"Part Bear Grylls, part Bill Gates, but 100 per cent Aussie larrikin. Dick is a great innovator, philanthropist and adventurer, who in my eyes can do no wrong." (Paul Hogan)

"Businessman, adventurer, philanthropist...Dick Smith is a true Australian legend." (Greg Mortimer, OAM)

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Amazing Australian

Loved it, we need more people like this and very honest about life. Highly recommend.

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What A Life!

I really knew very little about this fellow but liked the idea of hearing about adventure. Aside from his narration which is not his forte, I was captivated by his unassuming character yet incredible guts and determination. He is a force for good and I come away with great admiration for this Australian. He has done so many wonderful things and created so much in his life. Well done Mr Smith and long may you continue to inspire. Needless to say, I enjoyed this book greatly!

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Inspirational!

An honest and open account of the amazing adventures and inner workings of the mind of one of Australia’s most amazing entrepreneurs.

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A Life worth listening to

I really enjoyed the simple approach to life and it’s priorities that Dick was able to bring to this book. His even handed , fair and caring focus on making Australia and Australians better off. A bit of a beacon on what is possible.

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A great recount of his positive experiences of having a go and challenging yourself. Further how Dick constantly strives to give back.

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Great Australian

As an Australian born in 1980 I was unaware of most of Dick Smiths accomplishments, what an absolute role model an inspiration. Great listen!

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Eye-opening and inspiring

As an Aussie, I loved this audiobook about one of the most famous Aussies of our lifetime. Dick is a true Aussie and his life story has been inspiring to say the least!

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Great biography Dick.

You are a true Australian business icon, your biography is a great insight to all the amazing things you have accomplished.

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Amazing story!!

Amazing and fascinating from start to finish.
Thank you for sharing your story Dick! I feel very inspired after listening to this…

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Inspiring

Dick makes no secret his fortune helped him achieve many things. But those achievements took guts, calculated risks, planning and having set indicators to say this is enough. His passion for Australia is commended amongst many other things.

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