The Age, Saturday 31 August 1996
Letters to the Editor
Thank you for your article on Solomon Lew. It was refreshing to read an account that is not heavy with bias, envy and prejudice.
As Michael Gawenda's account made clear, Lew is an Australian success story. From humble first-generation migrant beginnings, he has risen to the top rank of business and was a board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
The article shows him to be entrepreneurial, a good employer and an astute business operator who is in for the long haul rather than opportunistic, short-term business plays. It is a story which should be celebrated and emulated.
Instead, Lew has been subjected to our familiar tall poppy treatment. If shooting down and denigrating the successful were to be an Olympic sport, it would be Gold! Gold! Gold! to Australia.