Starting from Scrap
An Entrepreneurial Success Story
Steven H. Greer
“This book is a wonderful read and a must for young entrepreneurs who will relish this first-rate story. Stephen Greer tells first-hand of the trials and
tribulations while creating and building a scrap-metal business in the rough-and-tumble world of Asia. Stephen has earned his mark as a true entrepreneur as well as a witty and talented writer.”
–Robert Miller, Founder of DFS / Duty Free Shoppers
Stephen Greer arrived in Hong Kong in 1993, a recent college grad with no financing, scant experience, and only a notion of starting some kind of business. Fourteen years later, his company Hartwell Pacific was a $250-million enterprise and a player in the global scrap-metal recycling trade. Along the
way he encountered cultural roadblocks, ruthless and sometime unscrupulous competitors, and learned critical lessons in what makes a young business
thrive. This remarkable story is chronicled here with humor, suspense, and keen insights into the strategies that made Stephen Greer
a highly successful entrepreneur.
Stephen H. Greer is now a Senior Advisor to Oaktree Capital, the leading distressed debt and private equity firm, a position he assumed after stepping down as CEO of Smorgon Steel Recycling, to which he sold his company in 2005.
6 x 9
8 pages of color photographs