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Collective Wisdom by Brett Kelly

Collective Wisdom is the first book by Brett Kelly featuring Prominent Australians on success and the future.


Inside Collective Wisdom

When Brett Kelly lost his job at age 22 he was devastated. With his confidence and motivation challenged, he began imagining meeting anyone he wanted to, anyone famous and/or interesting, anyone whose qualities, experience or achievements he could learn from. He realized that not only could he grow from interviewing successful people, but that he could turn the interviews into a book, which could help others.

The 34 interviews that make up Collective Wisdom are a testament to Brett’s tenacity; organising the interviews took more than 3,000 phone calls, hundreds of letters and six months during which Brett had no income.

In the book, each contributor comments on a variety of issues, including Australia’s future, unemployment, racism, drugs, education, the republic, tax reform, voluntary euthanasia, and Aboriginal land rights.

What Brett learned from the interviews is that you can’t be successful unless relationships are the primary part of that success. With those relationships, you achieve more, your life is richer and more interesting, and you have a lot more fun.

In this book you will learn about:

• The people and events that shaped the lives of 34 prominent Australians

• The personal understanding and experience of leaders in sport, the arts, politics and business

• The attributes successful people share 


Enrich your life and peek the introduction.



Australian Interviews:

Col Allan
Editor, The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) News Limited

Edmund Capon
The Director, Art Gallery of NSW

Peter Brock
Motor Racing Legend

His Eminence Cardinal Edward Clancy
Roman Catholic Church

Professor Gavin Brown
Principal & Vice Chancellor, University of Sydney

Ken Done

Mark Ella
Former International Rugby Representative

Lindsay Fox

John Elliott
President, Carlton Football Club

The Right Hon. Malcolm
Prime Minister of Australia 1975-1983

Peter Fitzsimmons
Journalist & Former International Rugby Representative

Peter Garrett
Lead Singer, Midnight Oil

Sir John Gorton
Prime Minister of Australia 1968-1971

The Hon. Bob Hawke
Prime Minister of Australia 1968-1971

Kathryn Greiner
Sydney Alliance, City of Sydney Council

Kerry Jones
Executive Director, Australians for Constitutional Monarchy

Gerry Harvey
CEO, Harvey Norman Holdings Limited

The Hon. Jeff Kennett
Premier of Victoria

Hugh Mackay
Author, Psychologist & Social Researcher

Cheryl Kernot
Former Leader of the Australian Democrats

Ray Martin
TV Journalist

Poppy King
CEO, Poppy Industries Pty Limited

Rod McGeoch
Chairman, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

H. G. Nelson
Sports / Social Commentator

Peter Richie
Chairman, McDonald’s Corporation (Australia) Ltd

Dr Pat O'Shane

Imelda Roche
Chairman, Nutrimetics Cosmetics Group

Siimon Reynolds
Principal & Co-Creative Director, VCD Advertising

Bruce Ruxton
Returned & Services League

Malcolm Turnbull
Chairman, Australian Republican Movement

John Symond
CEO, Aussie Home Loans

Robert Turner
CEO, The Smith Family

Arthur Tunstall
Secretary Treasurer, Australian Commonwealth Games Association

Anthony Warlow
Performing Artist



Book Details

Publish Date: 1998
ISBN: 9780980776515
Book Formats: Hard Cover

Discover more about Brett Kelly

Brett has received a number of awards for his work and is the Founder and CEO of Kelly Partners Chartered Accountants, the leading ASX-listed accounting firm for private business owners in Australia. Brett also operates as the Co-Chief Investment Officer of Kelly+Partners Investment Office.

He is intensely interested in people from all walks of life and has presented to more than 200,000 people nationally. Brett is also a voracious reader, researcher, traveler and sports fan. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife Rebecca and three children.

Brett Kelly is the author of best-selling books Collective Wisdom (1998), Universal Wisdom (2005), Business Owners’ Wisdom (2012), and a practical pocketbook on managing personal finance, Your Money, Your Choice.