John Wagner

He has in simple terms named many of the challenges and problems with the Australian business culture.

Share this review

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Ben Kehoe’s book Innovation in Australia is a great read. In fact, it is the first book I have read on Australian Innovation.

Australia is competing globally, and we need an environment nurtured by all levels of government to position us a continuing serious player. The option does not bear thinking about!

He has in simple terms named many of the challenges and problems with the Australian business culture.

What Australia needs is leaders (business and political) with foresight and guts – not leaders looking for a comfortable ride sponsored by someone else!

Politicians and business leader’s need to nurture a purpose and passion for the Australian nation rather than spending time on doing deals with mates and bagging each other.

He suggests a number of ideas worth considering including a Prosperity Commission and a genuine National Infrastructure strategy with major multigenerational initiatives announced each election term. I commend it to you.

John Wagner
Chairman, Wagner Corporation (Builder of the first major airport in Australia in 50 years)

Other Book Reviews

Michael Powell

Australia urgently needs to get back on the innovation journey, develop a vision of what it wants to be in 20,30 or 50 years and …

Read More →

Rupert McCall OAM

I think when one’s first instinct is to place the book he has just read in front of his 20-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son; then …

Read More →

Geoffrey N De Lacey

A very practical approach to a hugely diverse subject area. It is both an enjoyable read and a decent user-friendly resource with long legs. It …

Read More →

Linda Ginger

I have enjoyed Ben’s book I could not put it down. He poses that our humble beginnings as a nation has shaped our business culture …

Read More →

Creating Prosperity for future Generations