Audio Book - Out Of The Red
The untold story of NZ's biggest business turn around
"That spring morning I walked into the Prime Minister's office still fairly green.
I walked out the biggest businessman in New Zealand history - as chief executive of twenty billion dollars worth of business
(in todays terms about one hundred billion). I was in charge of the country's air, road and rail systems, it's national post
office and phone company, half the country's forests, all the Landcorp farms, an insurance company, a bank, a computer company,
all the nation's electricity generation and the national grid, air traffic control, a property company and a printing
My latest book, Out Of The Red, is also available as an Audio Book, on a
4 CD set.
I have narrated the audio book personally, and the CD includes an objective "culture survey" in PDF format which is published
in the printed version.
The CDs are in standard audio format, and will play on any CD player, car audio or computer.
An Audio Book can be enjoyed while driving, exercising or while lying on the beach. An Audio Book also gives you the ability
to do more than one thing at at time.
Below are a short series of audio clips from the book to whet your appetite. (Windows Media format)
Audio Clip 1
"That spring morning I
walked into the Prime Minister's office
still fairly green. I walked out the biggest businessman in
New Zealand history..."
Audio Clip 2
"Just 15% of individuals
have an efficient way of interpreting and
reacting to the world. Those are the brutal statistics..."
Audio Clip 3
"My favourite is a computer
that spoke Swedish. Keeping track of
telephone lines is a nightmare. NZ Post realised that a phone
company overseas must have a computer program to do this..."
Audio Clip 4
"David often left the Cabinet,
caucus and other meetings. He
had a very low boredom threshold ..."
Audio Clip 5
"The union secretaries had
nicknames like Marmite, a little
bit goes a long way..."
Audio Book Version
NZD$39.95 plus P&P