Did I Just Find The Meaning Of Life?

I found a new candidate for ‘the meaning of life’. Ok, I’m going to open up here. Be vulnerable. Admit something I don’t often admit: I don’t know what the meaning of life is. No, I’m serious. I really don’t. I don’t know why we’re here. I don’t know what it’s all about. I don’t […]

Brisbane Apartment Crash Cancelled?

A lot of doom-merchants were selling the apartment crash in Brisbane. Looks like it’s not happening. Brisbane is actually headed for a shortage of apartments. I know, right? That sounds crazy. I’m flying in the face of conventional wisdom here. The rule of thumb is that Brisbane, like most capitals, got a little too high […]

The Link Between Intelligence and Depression

We tend to think optimistic people are stupid. But maybe the opposite is true… So I stumbled upon a little glitch in the human psyche the other day. (I know right? They’re so rare. I was so lucky.) Someone said so-and-so was a ‘foolish optimist’. And I said, “No they’re not. You’re a foolish cynic.” […]

Ouch! Property investors getting fleeced for $120,000

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Don’t be fooled. I wanted to make sure everyone caught this recent story from The Australian Financial Review. It’s a sorry tale of a property investor who purchased an off-the-plan “dream home” from cold-calling property spruikers, and lost over $120,000. Mal Jones, a father of […]

Where did all the legends go?

This legend comes up all over the place… what were ancient people trying to make us see? I find it interesting how many cultures have a legend about the theft of fire. There’s the Greek legend of Prometheus, which most people know about. He stole fire from the gods and gave it to humanity. As […]