I Read

Book 4: A Golden Age of Freedom

Last week I read: A Golden Age of Freedom by Rupert Murdoch.

A Golden Age of Freedom was the title of the Boyer Lecture Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, delivered in 2008, and is now the title of the ABC printed transcript of that lecture. And what a lecture it is – empathetic, honest, inspiring at times, and always focused on the future.

I’m impressed that Murdoch is so embracing of technology, in fact, he argues that we must vigorously embrace such change – and continue to – for the benefit of Australia and all Australians.

He discusses the opportunities available in Australia, the observations he has made about developing nations, and why he believes Australia has become complacent. The lecture is definitely stirring, mostly in all the right ways, and it has given me a greater understanding of the man behind the empire – his values and beliefs – and why, despite the fact he no longer lives in Australia, he is still qualified to comment on its future.

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