Michael Smurfit hit the jackpot by never giving up
Smurfit did one thing better than anyone else in the world: box-making
The food was simple, but the wine was top-drawer. Outside the window, Monaco glittered below in the darkness. Michael Smurfit reached for his decanter to top up his glass in his luxurious apartment.
I was there to discuss Smurfit’s autobiography, which chronicled the rise of a remarkable family – a family that was prepared to dare and dream big in an Irish business environment and society that was much more closeted and insular than today....
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