Don Watson

Worst Words: A compendium of contemporary cant, gibberish and jargon

Worst Words: A compendium of contemporary cant, gibberish and jargon

Don Watson

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Bendable Learnings: The Wisdom Of Modern Management

Bendable Learnings: The Wisdom Of Modern Management

Don Watson

The language of modern management has triumphed, transforming clear, everyday communication into meaningless sludge. To sound professional, you must express everything in abstract nouns, and each noun in terms of another one. From...

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American Journeys

Don Watson

In May 2005, on a sudden impulse, Don Watson took a train called The Southwest Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles: like a woodworm, he thought, drilling a tiny groove into the bark of the republic. Long before it reached LA, Watson...

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Recollections Of A Bleeding Heart

Recollections Of A Bleeding Heart

Don Watson

The long awaited authorised biography of Paul Keating's four years as Australia's Prime Minister. Written by his speech writer, this book is based on notes made during his term of office.

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Caledonia Australis: Scottish Highlanders on the Frontier of Australia

Caledonia Australis: Scottish Highlanders on the Frontier of Australia

Don Watson

After their military defeat in 1745, the Scottish Highlanders suffered a worse humiliation. They were displaced from their ancestral lands. This is a tale of their dispossession. It also tells the rout of another people, the...

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Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words,Contemporary Cliches, Cant & Management Jargon

Watson’s Dictionary of Weasel Words,Contemporary Cliches, Cant & Management Jargon

Don Watson

The prime minister speaks of core and non-core election promises, your boss asks you to commit to an involuntary career event (you're fired), and hospitals refer to negative patient outcomes (you're dead). How to fight back? This...

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Death Sentence

Death Sentence

Don Watson

Part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, Don Watson's Death Sentence is scathing, funny and brilliant.

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