Packer: 'Fairfax just didn't see any of this coming. They thought it was beneath them ... You know, I think we killed Fairfax,' Murdoch: 'I think so.'
A chronicle of missed opportunities, bad blood and the changing of the print media landscape, Killing Fairfax is an excellently written dialogue on how Fairfax lost the rivers of gold income streams that existed in classified advertising and saw them decline from a merged company once having a market valuation of over $9 billion to one that languished around the $1 billion mark.
And how the next generation of the Packer and Murdoch dynasties contributed and profited.
In every conversation we have, be it on a personal or business level, emotion plays a big part. The ability to manage the emotion and work towards a win-win situation is where we all face a big challenge.
However a big illusion in communication is that it has taken place.
Surely then we need the tools to transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue, make it safe to talk about almost anything, and be persuasive not abrasive.