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The Big Fella: The Rise And Rise Of BHP Billiton Kindle Edition
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The company's story is filled with interesting twists and intrigues. Immense wealth was generated within a few years, but relations between miners and management became strained, and Broken Hill became the site of a number of industrial disputes. Before the wealth generated from the mines at Broken Hill started tapering off, the company diversified, moving into steel production, and then petroleum, copper and iron ore. In the past decade BHP merged with Billiton to form the largest mining company in the world.
Much of the story relates to takeover battles and corporate changes which have occurred in the recent past and, although many of the details have been reported in the press, the book gives a more detailed and engaging insight into what went on behind corporate doors. In my view, the authors spend a bit too much time telling the reader that they are revealing particular facts "for the first time", but the book tells a great story which any reader can enjoy.