Dr Mumbo

Kerry Packer and the intern

Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 8.45.34 amDr Mumbo is a big fan of “tell all” memoirs and Bauer Media exec Marina Go’s definitely delivered a number of juicy anecdotes.

And while his colleagues have focus on Go’s past relationship with her new boss Nick Chan, Dr Mumbo’s favourite tale from  ‘Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders’ was one involving Kerry Packer, a work experience student called Jo and a tray of coffees.

Go tells the story:

“At around 9am, Jo headed across the road to buy the morning coffees for the office – we each took turns, and today was Jo’s. As she was concentrating on struggling the tray of cappuccinos in the foyer in front of the lifts, she momentarily forgot the golden rule I’d tried to drum into the entire team: if you’re at the ground floor lifts and lift number four comes up from the basement and opens, DO NOT GET IN!

Murphy’s law – Jo had a lapse in concentration, lift number four came up from the basement and opened, Jo stepped in juggling a tray of coffees.

Within seconds Jo was on her bum against the opposite lift door, covered in coffees. As she looked up, the lift door was closing but she saw enough to know that the massive hand that pushed her out of that lift belonged to Kerry Packer.”

Kerry Packer clearly does not like to share…


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