By Robert Macklin,Peter Thompson
BHP is a part of Australia's DNA; however it continues to be an enigma. The monstrous Fella: The upward thrust and upward thrust of BHP Billiton is the compelling tale of the way BHP and its associate Billiton rose from the humblest beginnings within the Australian Outback and at the Indonesian island of Belitung to starry heights at the nice bourses of the area. in accordance with greater than 60 specific interviews, it rips away the superficial gloss to reveal the political and business forces that actually force enormous enterprise within the twenty first century.
In an investigative journey de strength, authors Peter Thompson and Robert Macklin demonstrate the visions, the schemes, the scandals and the company life-and-death struggles that experience characterized BHP's evolution from the 1st fortunate strike by way of the mysterious Charles Rasp at damaged Hill in 1883 to its merger with Billiton in 2001 to its bold $150 billion bid for Rio Tinto six years later. the result's a gripping tale of foresight and mistake, of nation-building and rampant ego, of greed and of grace, written via grasp storytellers with, for the 1st time, entry to the major gamers themselves. The monstrous Fella gained the 2010 Blake Dawson Prize for enterprise Literature.