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Donations of $125 or more receive a free Book!

The Offer:

The Mackenzie Institute is proud to announce our collaboration with crisis and risk manager Allan Bonner. All donations of $125 or more qualify for your choice of 1 of 5 of Allan Bonners’s books described below.

  • 1 Book for a donation of $125 or more (includes shipping and handling in Canada and US.)
  • 2 Books for a donation of $240 or more (includes shipping and handling in Canada and US.)
  • 3 Books for a donation of $330 or more (includes shipping and handling in Canada and US.)
  • 4 Books for a donation of $420 or more (includes shipping and handling in Canada and US.)
  • 5 Books for a donation of $500 or more (includes shipping and handling in Canada and US.)

About crisis and risk manager Allan Bonner:

Allan is the author of more than 200 articles and 11 books. Several are used as texts at leading universities in the UK and Canada. Safer Cities of the Future and his newest, Cyber City Safe deal with security and sustainability in cities.

He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences on 5 continents. Allan has also spoken in Kuwait City, Budapest, Izhvesk, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Canberra, Nairobi, and Seoul. He is often asked to comment on public policy on network television in North America, Europe, and Asia including on CBS, CTV, NBC, ABC, CNBC Europe, PBS, NPR, CBC, Global, Agence France Presse, France 24, Radio New Zealand, and many others.

The Books:


“Cyber City Safe: Emergency Planning Beyond the Maginot Line presents a comprehensive vision of a safer urban future through big data, technology and greenery.

Cyber City Safe shines a spotlight on the ways everyone’s actions – no matter if they’re conducted online or while in public or ‘private’ spaces – are being collected and housed somewhere.

The authors show how big data, wisely used with human oversight, can make a safer city.”

— Anil Anand, from a review in Troy Media

Defamation Cyber Libel Barrister Toronto, Co-author of Canadian Libel Practice and Canadian Libel and Slander Actions, author of Cyberlibel: Information Warfare in the 21st century and Potts on Cyberlibel
Allan is a unique blend of polymath and disciplined conceptual strategist harnessed to a practical can-do spirit

David PottsBA (Cape Town), LLB (Dalhousie), LLM (Osgoode Hall)

… a comprehensive vision of a safer urban future through big data…

Inspector (ret’d) Anil Anand


With more than 100 checklists, diagrams, charts, tables, forms and pre-written documents, this is the comprehensive guide to a crisis plan that you need. Conversational prose makes complex concepts in risk and crisis management easily accessible. Case studies and anecdotes from real-life incidents remind readers of the dos and don’ts of crisis management. When you hear the expression, “He wrote the book on crisis management”-this is the book. This book had its origins in the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Dr. Bonner had trained responders who went to Alaska and was then commissioned to design and execute major oil spills for the oil industry and coast guard on both coasts of North America. Seeing that their crisis plans were not adequate, clients then commissioned new plans from scratch. This plan has been polished, re-written, researched and tested in the diplomatic corps, with the military, trade officials, hospitals, police forces, off-shore drilling companies, mining companies and many other high need clients on five continents over 15 years.

An excellent piece of work…clear, comprehensive and articulate and provides the blueprint for establishing a culture of crisis management awareness, planning and preparation at all levels in an organization.

General (Retired) Ray Henaultformer Chief of Defence Staff and Chair of the NATO Military Committee

a message vital to the critical incidence response community.

Detective James T. ShanahanPolice Academy of the City of New York


Barter with the author on the Great Wall of China, do a business deal over lunch in the Eagle’s Nest in the Hong Kong Hilton and mediate among millionaire developers in the office of the longest serving mayor in the world.

Join the author in his recounting of cases he’s handled over the past twenty years including same-sex sexual harassment, oil spill simulations after the Exxon Valdez spill and on the green line with peace keepers in Cyprus.

These entertaining case studies are recounted using proven and ethical techniques. Some cases are funny; others involve life and death. All contain valuable lessons.

Academics will benefit from the appendices which contain a glossary of terms and guidance for ethnographers. A 19 page bibliography and more than 140 endnotes will guide readers to further study.

When our clients want Million-dollar advice on dispute resolution and fascinating stories, we recommend Allan

Mike TaublebPromenade Speaker's Bureau, NEW YORK, NY


This book is shocking. It documents the “fantasy” emergency plans that rely on wishful thinking, non-existent private cars and with no mention of public transit to evacuate citizens. It documents how many apparent solutions may cause more loss of life than the emergency. Traffic “contra-flow” (all lanes going out) prevents emergency vehicles from entering the affected area and more people may die trying to evacuate than die from the event that caused the evacuation order.

The author and a team of researchers studied 100 urban emergency plans. They found jargon, acronyms, lists of civic leaders, laborious definitions, unreadable maps and analysis of non-existent hazards. While humorous, this will kill people, and has. Terrorism, increased density and severe weather events make this book a necessity in all city police, fire, emergency and political offices–at least for those who want to save lives.

The author uses the lens of Utopian planning, redundant transport systems and new building materials to help move us to safer cities of the future.

…valuable points about emergency planning, including evacuation…

Senator Art EggletonToronto’s longest serving Mayor


Why are we in a leadership crisis? Up to 85% of mergers and acquisitions destroy value, executives are in jail, economies are shaky and politics isn’t providing answers.
This book provides answers. Based on doctoral research and work with leaders on 5 continents for 25 years, It draws on teaching and learning in a Karate Dojo. You will find out why leaders fail and what can be done about it a blend of Eastern and Western approaches.

Forceful, insightful and practical… and, on top of that, a very good read.

Aram Bakshian, Jr.Founding Editor of American Speaker and Director of Presidential Speech-writing for Ronald Reagan

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