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Alistair Nicholas

Alistair Nicholas is a government and public affairs professional and crisis management expert of more than 25 years standing with experience covering Australia, North America and Asia.

He has consulted to global fortune 500 companies on a range of issues across international markets. He has been an advisor to Australia’s conservative Liberal and National Parties, and he was Australia’s Trade Commissioner to the World Bank and the United Nations from 1997 to 2000.

Alistair is a political and media junkie who writes extensively on political, economic and social trends via his blog, SpeechCrime. He is a frequent micro-blogger on Twitter and can be followed via the handle @alinicholas.

Alistair lives in Sydney, Australia, where he is a senior advisor at international public affairs consultancy firm Weber Shandwick. Alistair’s views are his own and do not represent those of his employer or of his clients.

30 Aug 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, family values, films
A Chinese blockbuster about the survivors of two earthquakes is a remarkable story of loss and redemption.

Will shuffling the deck deal BP a better hand?
2 Aug 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: BP, business ethics, corporate culture, environment
Along with cleaning up the catastrophic oil spill, BP has to clean up its toxic corporate culture.

Tweeting all fellow twavellers
29 May 2009 | FEATURES |  
Don't be a trog, get with the blog; or if that's a bad fit, try tweeting a twit.

Of damsels in distress and dragons to the rescue
24 Nov 2008 | FEATURES |  
If China uses its immense foreign reserves to rescue the American economy, will the story end there?

Is capitalism dead or just flat-lining?
12 Oct 2008 | FEATURES |  
The world financial crisis shows that a system built on greed cannot work. 

Sport can lift us higher
22 Aug 2008 | FEATURES |  
Faster, higher, stronger: the motto of the modern Olympics gives us noble aspirations to live by.

Tinseltown bending it for Beckham
21 Jan 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: public relations, soccer, sport
Babe Ruth didn't play soccer, but he has some sage advice for the celebrity English player.

Corporate corruption - stopping the rot
14 Dec 2006 | FEATURES |  
Business school is too late - good corporate governance should be taught in grade school.

A year of dumb celebrities
30 Nov 2006 | FEATURES |  
The best public relations stunt for Tinsel Town's stars is a good character.

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