Quinn hits NZ top 10 list
In less than a week of hitting the shelves, a ’’no holds barred’’ book about the self-made millionaire Tony Quinn is sitting on the New Zealand Bookseller’s Top 10 list.
The book, Zero to 60, was officially launched at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell on Thursday, in front of a sellout crowd of 230.
Quinn owns the motorsport park, as well as Hampton Downs, RJ’s Liquorice and Darrell Lea Confectionery.
Introducing Quinn to the crowd, Highlands Motorsport Park chief operating officer Josie Spillane said in less than a week of its release, the ‘‘no holds barred’’ book was in the Nielsen Weekly Bestsellers Top 10 list.
Quinn said he wrote the book not because he was an ‘‘egotistical maniac’’ but to record his story for his family and future generations.
‘‘One of the most valuable things you can leave is a record of your life. No matter what kind of life you have had. A family in 100 years time, or 60 years time, can refer back to.’’
Quinn’s success in business was difficult to explain, he said.
‘‘People ask me what should I invest in. They think I have a magic wand or pink pill. I don’t really know. All I have done is worked harder and longer than my opposition.
‘‘I am not finished yet. I still feel young, but I know when I look in the mirror I don’t look young. I still feel like I have more to do.’’
Self-made millionaire Tony Quinn.