Nov 27, 2012

Rinehart’s lessons for small business: just earn more money

Gina Rinehart has put out a new book, with much fanfare. While there are still no copies of the book in sight, we've sifted through her speech launching the book to discover seven gems from Gina.

Gina Rinehart has declared herself a small businesswoman at the launch of her new book, Northern Australia and Then Some: Changes We Need to Make to Make Our Country Rich.

Most small businesses may not have felt they have much in common with Australia’s richest person, whose wealth is estimated at $20 billion, but Rinehart assured small businesses that she was really one of them in a whirlwind tour of Australia on Thursday.

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8 thoughts on “Rinehart’s lessons for small business: just earn more money

  1. Claire

    Small businesswoman … where do you even start on that? 😀

    By the way, it’s “rein in”, not “reign in”.

  2. Schultz Grant

    Article would have carried more credibility if it wasn’t peppered with typos and grammatical errors. Lazy.

  3. Andybob

    Just as long as it’s not another poem …

  4. Ken Dally

    “We need to see, for instance, pipelines or channels carrying surplus water from the Kimberley put to use that is otherwise being wasted.”

    Comments like this always disturb me. Water that flows to the sea from river systems is not wasted, it feeds and supports the oceans ecosystems which in the case of the Kimberly rivers is arguably one of the richest and healthy marine environments in the world. Dam and or divert the rivers and this all changes and includes changes to local and regional climate systems if you start putting lots of water where it isn’t. Nobody know what the changes would be although examples from around the globe suggest that it not always good.

  5. Venise Alstergren

    “Small businesswoman”, in the abstract, or the particular?

  6. Mk8adelic

    This woman is beyond delusional. I don’t think she could have established a lemonade stand outside her home without inherited wealth.

  7. arthurneddysmith

    I can’t take anything that is printed about her seriously anymore. Whenever I hear her name, all I can’t think about is Miss Piggy, and every quote of hers comes across to me in Miss Piggy’s voice.

  8. The Pav

    Based on Ms Rinehart’s writing ( both verse & prose) it would assume that her great wealth was not a consquence of her intellectual capacity.

    I can assure Ms Rinehart that I do not in any way eny her or her life

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