After dropping out of school to earn money for the family, Lyone quickly “got sick of working for the man”, says his daughter Belinda Lyone.
“Dad started his own little stationery company. Back in Egypt my grandfather had his own company, actually a typewriter repair business of all things, so office products are in the blood I guess,” laughs Belinda.
That little company now generates revenue of about $130 million and employs around 350 staff in offices all over Australia.
Belinda and her sister Amie joined the business a decade ago and will one day take over the reins from their father.
“We've both been in the business for…