Starting from Scrap
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Starting from Scrap


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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.



256 pages

6 x 9

8 pages of color photographs

ISBN: 978-158080-160-7