In these witty, outrageous ten laws, beloved polymath Bob Ellis investigates dislocation and security, youth and old age, competence and charisma. He explains why, among other things: power flows to the most boring man in the room, people are forgiven for almost anything if they are tall enough
In these witty, outrageous ten laws, the well-beloved gadfly, sage and wordsmith Bob Ellis investigates dislocation and security, competence and charisma, youth and old age. He explains why bicycles encourage premarital sex, moving house too many times drives humans mad, 'the rising price of a roof ' is the root of all economic evil, and, most ominously, 'power flows to the most boring man in the room'. He alleges, pretty persuasively, that all CEOs - except, perhaps, George Lucas - should be sacked, fined or imprisoned. This is a book to cherish, re-read and pass on to generations less informed of how humans were at the turn of the millennium, and how much they got wrong.
Bob Ellis is the author of over twenty books, fifty-five screenplays, two hundred poems, five hundred political speeches, a hundred songs and two thousand film reviews. His latest book is The Year It All Fell Down. Between 2009 and 2011, he published Suddenly, Last Winter, One Hundred Days of Summer, The Capitalism Delusion and And So It Went. Previous titles include the bestselling Goodbye Jerusalem, Goodbye Babylon, So It Goes, Night Thoughts in Time of War, The Season, The Hewson Tapes and Letters to the Future. His 1998 book on economics, First Abolish the Customer, was, as we say now, on the money. He co-wrote the classic films Newsfront, Fatty Finn, Man of Flowers and Goodbye Paradise. He is the co-author of the musical play The Legend of King O'Malley, the television miniseries The True Believers and the Ben Chifley play A Local Man. He wrote and directed the feature films Unfinished Business and The Nostradamus Kid and wrote and appeared in the documentary Bastards from the Bush about his long friendship with Les Murray, and Run Rabbit Run, a film about Mike Rann. His film work has won numerous, nominations and awards for writing and direction, including three Premier's Literar
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