A hundred years ago, an open and adaptive attitude towards technology made Australia the wealthiest society in the world.
Today, this same attitude is transforming our nation and creating unexpected opportunities for Australia's inventors, discoverers and entrepreneurs.
If you're tired of the myth that Australia isn't a clever country, then you’ll love this book.
Controversial, and sharply written, The Australian Miracle is filled with inspirational advice for Australian researchers and innovators. It transforms the way we think about Australia’s place in the world.
Here is what the media have said about it:
'This is the ultimate myth buster; the killer of clichés Australian science so badly needs. Tom Barlow's iconoclasm will shock some, thrill others. I consumed this timely book with unaccustomed relish. Read it' - Robyn Williams
“Barlow’s cold-shower approach won’t make him popular, but it’s provocative, timely and upbeat.” - The Weekend Australian
“Ours is a clever country, and a new book by Thomas Barlow... demonstrates a strong case can be made that we have grown cleverer in the past decade.” - The Australian
“Positive, fresh and visionary... a thoughtful read about Australian creativity and invention.”
- The Bulletin
“Grounded in hard science and mainstream economics, The Australian Miracle is about as close to a page-turner as is possible for a book about science policy.” - The Sydney Morning Herald
When it was first published, BRW called the author an "innovation visionary" while The Australian described him as an "anarchist" ...