The Ascent of Media: From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenburg
"Roger Parry is extra-ordinarily well placed to provide this informed tour d’horizon of media. It is rare to find insight illuminated by both creative and commercial expertise. But no appraisal of the development of modern media would be complete without such an inclusive perspective. Parry is exceptionally well placed to provide it." - Richard Eyre, Chairman of the UK Internet advertising bureau and former CEO of Capital Radio plc and ITV
"Parry has been employed within the media world for more than 30 years—in advertising, market research, public relations, radio programming, television programming, newspaper publishing and entertainment. Parry presents the history not so much chronologically as by category, analyzing the technology, politics and economics shaping each of what he describes as ‘the 16 main media types.’ They are, in Parry's order of presentation: theater, books, pictures, posters, postal systems, newspapers, magazines, comics, telegraph, telephone, recorded sound, radio, cinema, television, video games and the Web.” - USA Today
Enterprise: The Leadership Role
Critical Acclaim for Enterprise:
'As some infamous business names have crashed it is important to be reminded that enterprise still matters and leadership counts. Roger Parry takes us back to basics, but with contemporary insights and the practicalities that come from real experience.' - Michael Earl, Dean of Templeton College, Oxford.
'The great strength of Roger Parry's contribution is that it is a rigorous attempt to describe the conflicting and ever-changing requirements that face a chief executive. Parry is himself a CEO, and heads Clear Channel International. Building on his own experience, he provides a logical and comprehensive checklist of the huge range of issues that a CEO must address. Parry covers the field well. I would recommend this book to CEOs - and to business journalists, so that they can appreciate the challenges faced by the bosses they write about.' - Sir Paul Judge (read full review)
'With lucidity, common sense and deep knowledge Roger Parry charts a ten-fold course that every leader and would-be leader can and should follow.' - Robert Heller, best-selling business writer and author of The Fusion Manager.
'Enterprise will be a must-have guide to being a better CEO, whatever kind of business you run.' - Robert Worcester, Chairman MORI.
'Enterprise brings the personal experience of a great corporate leader.' - Sarah Hogg, Chair 3i ..."
Making Cities Work
"food for thought....lavishly illustrated..."
Surveyor, February 2004
"both visual and informative, packed with facts, concepts and design innovation..."
Media Week, 18 May 2004
"a feel good book about feel goodarchitecture...the photographs draw the reader in...manyand varied examples...highly recommended..."
Building Engineer, July 04
"of particular interest to planners and thoseworking in the fields of social development and urbaninfrastructure..."
Perspective, July 04
"beautifully illustrated...superbphotography...will inspire you..."
Accounting &Business, July 04
"a colourful and accessible guide to good practicein urban design ...an enjoyable and educational read..."
Regeneration & Renewal, 22 October 04
"well illustrated...this book could act as acatalyst..."
Urban Design, August 2006
“A valuable insight into the rapidly growing world of professional firms”
Management Today 1991
With insights from McKinsey, WCRS and Aegis a clear guide to running a businesses where the ‘assets go up and down in the lift’”
“From the Development Director of Aegis ( ex Saatchi and WCRS) a valuable and practical management guide to agencies”