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About the author. Acknowledgements. Preface. 1 Telstra. Dialling up a loser. 2 ABC Learning Centres. How Australia's richest man under 40 built a childcare empire on foundations of sand. 3 MFS. How the Gold Coast white shoe brigade got a second chance - and blew it. 4 Village Roadshow. How the Kirbys became their own leading men. 5 Toll and Asciano. For whom the cash tolls. 6 Allco. A fall from grace. 7 Babcock & Brown. How the house of cards of Australia's financial engineers came crashing down. 8 Timbercorp and Great Southern Plantations. Australia's rural tax rort comes up a cropper. Epilogue. Notes. Index.

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Adam Schwab was a corporate lawyer at one of Australia's largest firms before becoming a founding director of diversified accommodation and services group AJ Capital. Since 2004, he has also been a financial journalist and business commentator for Australia's largest and most influential online publication, Crikey, a business contributor to Fairfax publications, including The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and has advised some of Australia's leading fund managers on corporate governance and remuneration issues. Go to for more information on Adam Schwab.

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