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Crisis Tales: Five Rules for Coping with Crises in Business, Politics, and Life Hardcover – March 5, 2013

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"Written in clear, quick, conversational prose, Crisis Tales provides a wealth of sensible advice for handling crises of all sizes and shapes, whether affecting individual businesses, institutions or nations...from one of our leading crisis-meisters." (The Washington Times)

 "Our company turned to Lanny Davis when we faced a legal problem in Washington. He found a way to combine his considerable legal, media, and political skills to find a solution satisfactory to all parties. This book demonstrates the effectiveness of his multi-disciplinary approach to crisis management." (John P. Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO, Whole Foods Market)

"Crisis Tales offers simple crisis management rules, told through riveting true-to-life stories, that can help everyone facing a business, governmental, or personal crisis.   In my experience, Lanny applies his unique combination of legal, media, and experience to get the facts out early, develop the right strategy to communicate them effectively, and find the "sweet spot" solution among competing viewpoints to solve the problem."   (Gary Lauer, chairman and CEO, eHealth Inc)

Praise for Scandal:
"To many conservatives, Lanny Davis is a cherished anomaly: a thoughtful liberal, a decent guy, and a fair-minded Democratic operative who loves his country even more than he loves his party."

(Michael Medved, nationally syndicated conservative talk show host and author of Right Turns)

“When a controversy arises involving a public figure, Lanny Davis is the ‘go-to guy’ for journalists. The irony is that if this book is read—and actually heeded—by more politicians and celebrities, there will be less need of Lanny’s services.” (Carl M. Cannon, editor of RealClearPolitics)

About the Author

Lanny J. Davis is a lawyer, crisis manager, consultant, author, and television commentator who counsels individuals, corporations, and others under scrutiny on crisis management and legal issues. Lanny served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton and was a spokesperson for the President and the White House on matters concerning campaign finance investigations and other legal issues. In 2005 President George W. Bush appointed Lanny to serve on the five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, created by the U.S. Congress as part of the 2005 Intelligence Reform Act. He graduated from Yale Law School, where he won the prestigious Thurman Arnold Moot Court prize and served on the Yale Law Journal.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Threshold Editions (March 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451679289
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451679281
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,158,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Even as a novice in the field of communications this book by Lanny Davis seems a pretext for explaining, ad nauseum, why he represents truly vile people, or their close associates, while being a really good guy. The chapter on Ivory Coast dictator Gbagbo seeks to get it through the heads of readers, by repetition if nothing else, that he's not actually involved in anything other than a seeking "peaceful solution." A word of advice for Mr. Davis. You don't need to write a book to clarify your work with dictators and manipulative companies. You could go the old fashioned route and simply not represent them, or their representatives.

Disappointing, as this book provides very little in the way of crisis management strategies. It's a memoir. I'm appalled I paid for an thinly-veiled, narcissistic, and self-aggrandizing piece of self-promotion.
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I like Lanny Davis and thought this would be interesting. It wasn't. It's not particularly well-written and it exposes him as as much a weasel as those whom he has counseled. Some good points, but they could have been made in 5 pages.
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The concept of the book is good. But he is a spin master. I read the chapter on Pakistan and he was so pro Pakistan! He was helping Benazir Bhutto to win against Clinton and telling her do this, do that. Well, that is his job. I guess these people get so much money that they help whoever is willing to pay. He comes across as so against Pressler who is a Republican who was India's friend. Well, US was helping insurgents in Pakistan to help them defeat Soviet on Afghan occupation. We all know where that ended. I wonder if people like these who infiltrate Washington, DC is the real problem.

The book is just a rant of his ideologies, and if you don't like it you will be disappointed.
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Not an exiting document but which howeeveals an underside aspect and related intrigues of politic modus operandi, facts that are rarely disclosed in day to day readings or listening about the ongoing activities of United States elected representatives. It is also enlightning to read about the ways of interractions by the problem solving means and methods. It is also a tale telling document disclosing the participants inter relationships within the problem solving group at hand. This is,by and large, rarely available information which should be more widely distributed so to render taxpayers and all citizens better informed as to who may be responsible for global outcomes and problem solving.
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'TELL THE TRUTH, TELL IT EARLY, AND TELL IT YOURSELF" is the mantra throughout this book and through the telling of the handling of actual cases of Lanny Davis provides examples of how his method works successfully of learned and used by the book's readers.
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By reba on February 28, 2014
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Incredible stories. I appreciate his great detail for all the background to each story as gives reason for the crisis. And the 5 rules are a good know for anyone who potentially might become famous or doesn't want to become famous for all the wrong reasons. :)
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What can he really honestly say about previous clients. He is a liberal, but an openminded one. He was interviewed on medved's show and I was impressed with his candor and intelligence. He was more interesting in the interview, than via his book.
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Lanny and I disagree politically and I rolled my eyes at him a couple of times while reading this book. However, his first rule of crisis management is a good one that I wish people of ALL persuasions would follow. Interesting stories, well told.
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