Show Me The Money!

Show Me The Money!, by Greg Tingle and Dane Crandon


Words are powerhouses of influence. Hell, they can start and end wars, strengthen or shatter relationships and motivate or persuade our behaviour. Just ask Max Markson. Or better still read about him. 'Show Me The Money!' is the life story of arguably Australia's top PR man. Max knows what words can do.

The book is a must read for entrepreneurs, promotional types and all who could benefit from inspiration or motivation. It's a business story, and it's also about life.

'Show Me The Money' is colourful, direct, humorous and easily understood. Just like Max.

Max started as a fish and has swum ever since. From a 7 year-old gill and scale performer for his father's aqua performance business, Max has promoted rock concerts, pie eating, belly flop and worm eating contests, dial-a-fruit-basket, part-time "Superman" gigs. All the way up to selling big stories to Australia's "current affairs" programs and promoting business functions with guest speakers including former Presidents and Prime Ministers.

Max Markson is the manager of stars: Bob Hawke, Ita Butrose, Linda Evangelista, Greg Matthews, Belinda Green, Jack Brabham, Kamahl, Pro Hart, Jane Flemming, "Aussie" Joe Bugner, Dawn Fraser. Granted, some were public names before contact with Markson, but "Maxy baby" helped kept them there. Max proudly proclaims, "I can make anyone a star", and who's to argue? More than an individual promoter, "Maxy" has represented, and brought success to the corporate world. 2WS, 2UE, Reebok, Sargents Pies, Norgen-Vaaz, "The Mean Machine", Women's Day, Channel 9, The Avillion Hotel and The Variety Club have all gained from the Markson magic.

Is Max pre-occupied with money? No. Max appreciates the currency of relationships. Relationships have a value and cannot be bought. And no amount of money can replace true friendship. Having had the pleasure of Max's company, he does possess the personal touch. This guy is even known to break into song during interview!

A generous giver to charities, the media have largely ignored his benevolence. Team Markson have raised many millions and he has helped many charities and businesses stay afloat.

Like many, Max has suffered loss and misfortune. For example he lost $10,000 on a deal gone bad, and was left with a T-shirt for his money. Wharfs have collapsed, there's been lack of water to dive into and he's even been left high and dry, unceremoniously. Like the true champion he is, Max moves forward and makes the deals that other promoters can only dream of.

Marvel at the $500,000 Bob Hawke deal, that broke Australia's chequebook journalism records. It's enough to have a journalist committed. And you thought Natasha Ryan was big!

All credit to Max, he has turned the tables on the media. "They" now pay him, rather than the media charging "punters" and others, ridiculous amounts of money just to get a guernsey.

Yes, you will be inspired, entertained and mesmerized as you read about Max's life.

In the mans own words, successful business is based on Persistence, Enthusiasm and Focus.

Read this book today, and you will be on your way to possessing everything you will need to be wealthy in all ways imaginable.


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