9781921966484Is It True?
By Max Cryer

In this revealing book, Auckland based writer Max Cryer uncovers the truth or otherwise of facts and beliefs we may have always been told are true, but which on closer examination may not be. In a wide-ranging book encompassing social history, language, music, politics, food, sport, the natural world and much more, this book explores the truth behind some of our most cherished beliefs. (more…)

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Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch & the Ultimate RevengeWinner of the 2013 Walkey book award:
Killing Fairfax
Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge

An incisive, hard-hitting and utterly compelling exposé of media, powerful mates and multimillion-dollar deals.

With exclusive and unprecedented access to both Murdoch and Packer, as well as an extraordinary line-up of Australian business leaders and influential powerbrokers, Killing Fairfax is a powerful insiders’ story of the deals, the power plays and the machinations behind the decline of the influential media company Fairfax, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age And The Australian Financial Review. (more…)

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Books: May 2012

Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis ManagementThe Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Management: how to manage the media in the digital age by Jane Jordan-Meier
A former journalist with Australian Consolidated Press in Sydney, Jane Jordan-Meier has been at the forefront of media training and crisis management for over two decades. She developed a unique four-stage methodology for crisis management whilst at the helm of Australia’s leading media training consultancy, Media Skills. The methodology has been used around the world by hundreds of organizations and thousands of executives, and is now the focus of her book: The Four Highly Effective Stages of Crisis Management.

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Books: December 2011

SideshowSideshow: Dumbing Down Democracy By Lindsay Tanner
When Lindsay Tanner resigned in 2010 as the ALP’s federal minister for finance and member for Melbourne, having had an 18-year career as an MP, he notably managed to retire with his reputation for integrity intact. In Sideshow, he lays bare the relentless decline of political reporting and political behaviour that occurred during his career. Part memoir, part analysis, and part critique, Sideshow is a unique book that tackles the rot which has set in at the heart of Australian public life.

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Books: July 2011

The Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis ManagementThe Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Management: Your essential blueprint for developing a crisis communication plan in today’s social media age.
In a crisis, especially in today’s lightning-fast digital age, there’s little time for planning. The Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Management eliminates guesswork by helping professionals plan their crisis communication strategy based on predictable patterns of a crisis, from the triggering event to the stages that unfold because of it.

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March 2010: Books

In its fourth edition, Style Guide a comprehensive manual for journalists and writers is now available.
Is “alright” all right? Is it nerve-wracking or nerve-racking? Why can’t you sail into unchartered waters? Can you spell asphalt, diphtheria and Kosciuszko? Should it be reopen or re-open? The answers to these questions – and thousands more – are in Style Guide. (more…)

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