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|Title:||MORE PADDOCKS TO PLOUGH: The Life and Legacy of Graeme Thompson|
|Category:||New Zealand - Biographies|
|New / Used:||Used|
|Book Type:||Large Softcover|
|Published By:||Lismore Press|
Immaculate original condition. light wear on covers, pages as new. Images depict all need to know detail.
The story of the man behind the behind the infamous Fortex meat business.
This book traces Graeme Thompson's decision to leave the security of his family farm in remote Central Otago and take actions that would revolutionise the New Zealand meat industry, producing huge benefits to consumers around the world as well as to local farmers. For Graeme, these ventures meant fame and fortune and made the name of the dynamic company he founded, Fortex New Zealand Limited, synonymous with his name. But then the empire he had built came crashing down, throwing him into jail and all of the humiliation that went with it. Fortunately, Graeme's courage, resilience and unwavering support from family and friends saw him through that hard time. After leaving prison, he established a new and exciting business that has brought him a way of life and the tranquility his previous fame could never offer. This riveting story also takes us through Graeme's Scottish heritage, his childhood, boarding school and university days, marriage to his wife Barb, and the raising of their children. It is a story that not only exemplifies the extraordinary things that dynamic leadership of ourselves and others can achieve but also shows that we all have special resources to handle adversity and that success or failure is very much how we as individuals see it.
Well illustrated with colour and b&w photos.
Hard to find.