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Description - Mayday by O'Sullivan Matt

Big egos, public spats, betrayal and revenge - the decline of the national carrier has all the makings of a modern corporate tragedy. So how did it come to this? This is the inside story of how Qantas flew off course. From the outset, Qantas boss Alan Joyce put Qantas on a collision course for bust-ups with anyone or anything that got in its way. Once an Australian identity, Qantas has become a shadow of its former self as its past caught up with it and the company began to tear itself apart under the leadership of Joyce. From the infamous decision to ground Qantas' entire fleet, his falling out with former mentor and predecessor Geoff Dixon, the bitter fight with John Borghetti, the man who lost out to him for the top job at Qantas, to the near crash of a Qantas A380 and the detention of Qantas executives in Vietnam. This vivid, highly readable account of the fall of Qantas is the story of big egos in a high-stakes fight for supremacy of the skies, and of a company of tribes at war with itself.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780670078370
ISBN-10: 0670078379
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Viking Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - O'Sullivan Matt

Matt O'Sullivan is a senior journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald and has been writing on the aviation industry for a decade or more. Born in New Zealand, he shifted to Australia in 2000. Prior to that he worked in the UK on The Times and The Independent.

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