Question: Am I a ‘hard arse’?

Am I a hard-arse? No seriously. I want to know. Do I come off as a bit ‘edgy’ – a bit strict? I got that reflection from a student of mine the other day. We were in a small group, and they cracked a joke. Then they looked at me a bit startled and said, […]

Truth Bomb Tuesday: Dream big, step small

We are moving from dreaming into action. Don’t get carried away. Ok. Let’s check in. Third week of January… How you doing? How are you tracking with your New Year’s resolutions? And even if you didn’t make any resolutions exactly, chances are you still used the break to do a bit of a stock-take of […]

What The “Aussie Xmas” says about our psyche

Christmas gives us a unique insight into the Australia mindset… which is why I love it so much. I love Christmas in Australia. For a long-while I felt a little awkward or embarrassed about it – the way we import these European customs in an alien Australian context. Those traditions that celebrated everything the Europeans […]

Prediction Inside: When I think the market will turn

My prediction on when the market will turn… and the biggest swing factor on the result. What market signals have I got my eye on right now? How will I know that the market has turned? This is actually a pretty unusual cycle in the scheme of things. Let’s remember how we got here. Basically […]

How to save a life with just three words

There have been times when I felt like I just couldn’t go on. Couldn’t get out of bed. Could see no light at the end of the tunnel… Perhaps you know what I’m talking about. But I was saved by a friend with just three words… and these words might help you… or someone you […]

The Chess Masters Guide Winning Life

An ancient chess strategy might hold the key to your success I remember how disappointed I was when I found out how chess computers worked. I always imagined them like some sort of super-intelligent army general, with a treasury of battleplans, a dash of cunning, and an uncanny ability to predict its opponents move. That […]