Thinking about thinking… ?

Our thinking about thinking is probably wrong. The idea that our thoughts are ours – that they arise out of our own brains – is relatively new. For a long time, in many civilisations, it was believed that your thoughts emerged from an interplay with your environment. It’s probably hard for us to imagine what […]

Why Doubt is a Good Thing

Even Jesus had a moment of doubt. Is it part of the process? Within most wisdom traditions there are elements that are clear cut (thou shall not steal), and elements that are more mysterious. It’s these more mysterious elements excite me most, and where the biggest opportunities for growth are. And perhaps it’s only because […]

Truth Bomb Tuesday: Finding compassion in the dark

What does compassion look like? Stumbled on this quote searching the internets the other day: “Compassion is knowing our darkness well enough that we can sit in the dark with others.” Pema Chodron. I love everything about this, and there’s two elements here that are key to being a fully rounded person. The first is […]

Clearance rates Showing Market Is On Upswing

Data suggest that sentiment in the market has turned. I get the sense that the ice is breaking and we’re seeing a thaw in the property market. Sydney prices are down 26 weeks in a row, but unless APRA does something stupid (no guarantees there!) we should see things start to pick up from here. […]

Will RBA hike in 2018..? Ha!

My outlook for rates in 2018. A few people thought the RBAs decision to leave rates on hold came with a wiff that rates might be rising soon. The key statement the hike hopefuls pointed to was this one: “Employment growth has been strong over 2017 and the unemployment rate has declined.” That is, the […]

12 worst calls in the history of tech

Often, people get it wrong. Way wrong. I’m starting to get a little nervous about putting myself out there at my Next 10 event this weekend (Come and check it out for yourself, see if I make a fool of myself!). – You can get a ticket here. It’s not about getting up in front […]

Are people really this ignorant?!?

This is the scariest statistic I’ve seen in years… Quick Quiz: How many people in the property market have no idea what they’re doing? 5%? 20%? 50%? All of the above? Someone forwarded me a recent study by investment bank UBS. They call it the UBS Evidence Lab Australian Mortgages survey. It aims to be […]