The Lives of Brian (Signed by Brian Sherman)

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Animal Activist

Brian Sherman
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The Lives of Brian (Signed by Brian Sherman)

Subjects

Memoirs

Published

2 July 2018

ISBN

9780522874655

Weight

890g

Subjects

Memoirs

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

The Lives of Brian (Signed by Brian Sherman)

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Animal Activist

Brian Sherman
Many ways to make a difference
1943: shopkeeper's son Brian Sherman is born into a tight-knit Jewish community in a small South African mining outpost. The Holocaust is raging in Europe and the Apartheid regime is at its height. In 1976, with only $5,000 to his name, he moves to Australia with his young family to start a new life.

Nothing can prepare Brian for his meteoric rise or for the life-changing tests he will face. At his kitchen table he starts a fund management business with his friend Laurence Freedman. In 1986, they float a novel investment fund on the American Stock Exchange and raise over a billion Australian dollars. More billions follow, and opportunity flows.

Brian goes on to direct the finances of the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and together with Laurence, acquires an interest in Network TEN, taking it from receivership to record profits. He chairs the Australian Museum Trust and brings in a…
1943: shopkeeper's son Brian Sherman is born into a tight-knit Jewish community in a small South African mining outpost. The Holocaust is raging in Europe and the Apartheid regime is at its height. In 1976, with only $5,000 to his name, he moves to Australia with his young family to start a new life.

Nothing can prepare Brian for his meteoric rise or for the life-changing tests he will face. At his kitchen table he starts a fund management business with his friend Laurence Freedman. In 1986, they float a novel investment fund on the American Stock Exchange and raise over a billion Australian dollars. More billions follow, and opportunity flows.

Brian goes on to direct the finances of the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and together with Laurence, acquires an interest in Network TEN, taking it from receivership to record profits. He chairs the Australian Museum Trust and brings in a heist of priceless specimens. He and gallerist wife Gene become leading philanthropists in the arts, medical science and Jewish affairs while Brian mentors his son, Emile, now an Oscar-winning film producer. Prompted by daughter Ondine, he has an epiphany on animal suffering, and, with her, devotes himself tirelessly to ending factory farming.

Triumphant highs are interwoven with profound lows. His beloved twin grandsons are born with a rare and devastating genetic disorder. Brian and his son-in-law, Dror, go all out in search of a cure.

Facing his own health challenges, and a lifelong accumulation of unexplored grief, Brian will be tested to the limits of his being.

Brian Sherman

Brian Sherman

Over more than fifty years in business, Brian Sherman has been chairman and joint managing director of the EquitiLink Group, a director of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and chairman of its Finance Committee, chairman of ASX-listed Aberdeen Leaders Limited, chairman of a number of investment companies listed on the American Stock Exchange, and a director of Channel Ten.

Brian served as president of the Australian Museum Trust, and director of Sherman…

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