Planning your own corporate funeral

WA Mining Club
Annual Dinner
Friday October 20, 1995
by Ron Manners

Your President, John Barton’s instructions for tonight’s talk were very precise:

  • Speak no longer than 20 minutes
  • Wear a black tie
  • Tell us you how “mucked up” when you set out to design yourself a career change, and you found instead that nothing much has really changed.

So following these instructions, these notes were made in-flight, from Vancouver a few days ago. It is just really me talking out loud to a bunch of people who may be faced with a similar dilemma at some stage; when they feel the need for some succession planning to make their company less dependent on one person. Continue reading Planning your own corporate funeral

Ron Manners talks about and to Consumer Protectionistas

Ron Manners talks on Consumer Protection to Progress Party Perth. 20/6/1980. Scroll to the end of the transcript below for the concealed tape recording days later on the same issues.

Here’s the transcript of the above talk: Continue reading Ron Manners talks about and to Consumer Protectionistas

Ron Manners sees union as a serious sport

Ron Manners, “Justice” column,
Free Market, November 1979, pp. 32-33.

Here’s an undercover recording of part of Ron’s court appearance discussed in this artice (this recording was marked on a cassette as “UNION CASE #2” so maybe there are additional clips on other cassettes):

May 2, 1979 in Kalgoorlie, started like any ordinary day. The phone at home rang at 4.00am. As the caller explained, “I know Kalgoorlie has 2 or 3 hours time difference on Sydney, not sure which way, so thought I would catch you before you go to lunch.”

Later at the office, two of our three girls were off sick and the remaining one, my secretary, was coping with their phone calls as well as aiding my departure to Perth, by lunchtime.

In walked a union heavy and demanded of my secretary, “I have come to inspect the books.” Continue reading Ron Manners sees union as a serious sport

Ron Manners: Tax Rebel from the West (1977)

Audio:

Transcript:
I’m sure everybody is going be very interested, because Ron doesn’t really believe in governments, from what I gather. Is this true Ron? Continue reading Ron Manners: Tax Rebel from the West (1977)