What A Jerk! But He Might Be Right…

Malcolm Gunning maybe could have chosen his words better. But he’s pointing at a rental crisis no one else is seeing. Malcolm Gunning started a bit of a social media fire storm last week. Gunning, the president of the Real Estate Institute of Australia, told the ABC that young people struggling to find an affordable […]

Why I hate guys like this ?

He was one of the giants of literature, but he thought inventors, and all creatives, got way more credit than they deserved. The American writer Mark Twain lived at a time of great technological innovation. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, the telegraph was new to the world, the railways were transforming the country. But […]

Achieving greatness with your hair on fire

You have to bring a certain intensity to the journey, but it needs to be coming from the right place. “How much do you want it?” Apparently, this was a rhetorical question and “Not THIS much” was not the answer my Spin Cycle instructor was looking for. But although he probably didn’t realise it, my […]

Hope or despair? What are these ancient stones saying?

It’s a reminder that humanity lives under the constant threat of tragedy, but tragedy is also an opportunity for the best of our natures. ‘Hunger Stones’ are emerging across Europe. The idea is that for centuries people have been watching rivers rise and fall with the seasons. And there would be certain stones in the […]

Rate Hikes: Did I get it wrong?

Markets still think rate hikes are coming. Turn it up. Ok, let me give you a little update. Back in May I noted that the markets and most people were expecting the next move in interest rates to be up. I said they were crazy: I’m way out on my own here, but hear me […]