Title Laugh and the World Laughs with You - memoirs of a man from Hookers
Binding Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover
Book Condition Good
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Australia Boolarong Press 1996
0646283553 / 9780646283555
Seller ID 055365
viii + 120 pages including b/w illustrations. Memoirs of Peter Lightfoot who was one of the key figures in mastering the Hookers' climb to dominance in the real-estate industry. Outlines the company's fortunes over four decades; includes brief biographies of colleagues and business associates; describes his recreational interests. Born in Sydney on 4 November 1912, Peter Lightfoot was educated at Turrumurra College primary school and then at Sydney Church of England Grammar School, boarding for a total of seven years. He was in line for a cadetship with the Sydney Morning Herald until failing the Leaving Certificate. However, he was soon employed by Wormald Bros., Fire Protection Engineers, and after five years was given the opportunity to join Les Hooker in his upstart real estate company That was in May 1936.With the exception of war service, he remained with Hookers all his working life. He retired from executive duties at age 65, in 1977, and from the main Board in 1982 after 43 years as a director. As the only remaining pre-war board member, he felt he should record a little about the growth of the company that became ‘Australia’s Leader in Real Estate’. The little girl in the television commercial says, ‘Thank you, Mr Hooker.’ Peter believes that people would like to know more about this Mr Hooker, and his workmates.