Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators.
He has written six popular best-selling books, hosted a TV show on SkyNEWS Business called “The Next Five Years” and hosted a top-rated podcast called “What Happens Next”
Bernard Salt is also one of Australia’s most in-demand corporate speakers.
After a 20-year career as a Partner in a global advisory firm, Bernard founded The Demographics Group to provide advice to business on demographic, social and property trends.
He is best known to the wider community for his penchant for identifying new social behaviours including “the goat’s cheese curtain.”
Bernard has been a columnist with The Australian newspaper for more than 20 years. His column in The Weekend Australian Magazine is highly regarded and widely read.
Bernard was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2017 Australia Day honours for his services to the Australian people via demography.
And finally, Bernard is the person responsible for popularising the phrase “smashed avocado” … globally!
In More Decent Obsessions Salt channels our innermost thoughts and helps us understand ourselves a little bit better. If not Salt, then who else would tell the Australian people the truth about the Goat’s Cheese Curtain, ticket etiquette at the deli counter or how to navigate the introduction of the unisex loo?
Decent Obsessions is a rollicking — some might say slightly obsessive — journey through the manners, the mores and the minutiae of modern life.
From the bestselling author of The Big Shift, The Big Picture and Man Drought comes a witty and animated examination of the decade to come.
Why are there so many single women in their 30s? What’s an OFFAL? In this entertaining book, bestselling author Bernard Salt answers these and many other pressing questions about contemporary Australia. Drawing on current census data and his own research, he presents a quirky and enlightening tour through the world we live in today.
Bernard Salt tackles countless social and demographic questions currently facing Australia. He monitors and interprets those factors that have a bearing on where we live, when we marry and how we work. This is a book that looks at both the minutiae and the motivational forces, the shape the Australian community.
A lucid and vibrant exploration of the Australian continent and its people. Salt brings to life the shifts and shuffles that are impacting on the way in which Australians are settling their continent.