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The Resource Phantoms of Bribie : the jungles of Vietnam to corporate life and everything in between, Ian MacKay

Phantoms of Bribie : the jungles of Vietnam to corporate life and everything in between, Ian MacKay

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Phantoms of Bribie : the jungles of Vietnam to corporate life and everything in between
Title
Phantoms of Bribie
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the jungles of Vietnam to corporate life and everything in between
Statement of responsibility
Ian MacKay
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
An engaging yarn and a fascinating portrayal of operational service in Vietnam as an infantry company commander, leading some 100 fine young national service and regular soldiers in close quarter jungle fighting. Ians training within the SAS and operational service in Malaya served him well in Vietnam where he was a company commander of Bravo Company 6 RAR. During Operation Bribie he lead his outnumbered company's desperate bayonet charge, followed by close quarter fighting, against a well dug in and determined enemy. This action sharply illustrated the courage, the battle discipline and the spirit of the well trained Australian combat infantryman. On leaving the Army, Ian excelled in the Australian and international business worlds. A multi-talented sportsman, Rugby Union remained his passion, in which he performed to international level. Ian outlines the difference between leadership and management using many interesting and often humorous examples. Both qualities are vital for successful senior operatives in both civilian and military organisations. Most importantly, as Ian explains, a good leader must also be an effective decision maker and a good communicator
Summary
The Phantoms of Bribie is a highly readable blend of an engaging yarn and a fascinating portrayal of operational service in Vietnam as an infantry company commander, leading some 100 fine young national service and regular soldiers in close quarter jungle fighting. Ian's training within the SAS and operational service in Malaya served him well in Vietnam where he was a company commander of Bravo Company 6 RAR. During Operation Bribie he lead his outnumbered company's desperate bayonet charge, followed by close quarter fighting, against a well dug in and determined enemy. This action sharply illustrated the courage, the battle discipline and the spirit of the well trained Australian combat infantryman. On leaving the Army, Ian excelled in the Australian and international business worlds. A multi-talented sportsman, Rugby Union remained his passion, in which he performed to international level. Ian outlines the difference between leadership and management using many interesting and often humorous examples. Both qualities are vital for successful senior operatives in both civilian and military organisations. Most importantly, as Ian explains, a good leader must also be an effective decision maker and a good communicator. This book is a tribute to Ian Mackay's qualities as a battlefield commander, an international sportsman, a successful businessman and an entertaining author.
Biography type
autobiography
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10667448
Cataloging source
NJB
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1939-
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Mackay, Ian
Dewey number
959.7043
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Mackay, Ian
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Businessmen
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Soldiers
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the jungles of Vietnam to corporate life and everything in between
Label
Phantoms of Bribie : the jungles of Vietnam to corporate life and everything in between, Ian MacKay
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057073820
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781925275575
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)940593522
Label
Phantoms of Bribie : the jungles of Vietnam to corporate life and everything in between, Ian MacKay
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057073820
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781925275575
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)940593522

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