The Big Break my Career Needed: Stanley Kubrick Died

Let me explain… One of Kubrick’s best films is ‘A Clockwork Orange’, but given the huge backlash it received on its original cinematic release (much sexualised violence – I think in making an important point, but I understand others won’t feel that) he requested that it never be re-released. The distributors / rights holders honoured that…

Why I’m Anti-Daylight Saving Time – With Research Links and a Compromise

I see Daylight Saving is back for its annual recurring discussion. I never liked in living with it (in NSW as a kid, and London as an adult) – I struggle with sleep enough as it is, so anything that disrupts my body clock mucks me about, even though I’d probably notice it less these…

What’s it like long term travelling with an infant or toddler

We were Digital Nomads for most of our daughter’s first year – Flash visited 19 countries before he first birthday! We were lucky to be back in our home country when the pandemic struck in 2020, and are mindful parts of our current life that will be harder when we hit the road again, but…

Jacob Aldridge Speaker on the Economy

International Expert becomes Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame Nominee

International speaker and business advisor Jacob Aldridge has become just the second non-American to be nominated to the Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame in California. At an event last week, run remotely, Mr Aldridge was nominated in recognition of his work delivering speeches and workshops online since 2010 and especially in response to the Covid…

How I became a Hall of Fame Speaker

The view was Italian. The champagne was French. And the client was Australian. Here’s how I was nominated for the Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame. Click here to read the press release, and view my showcase Hall of Fame video. Here is a truth that is not self-evident enough: it takes an outrageous and ambitious…

Why Dividend Investing is a Bad Idea

When I was a naïve young man, pondering financial freedom and wealth creation despite earning $75 per week, there were a few simple frameworks that helped set my vision. Boy, were they horribly wrong! One of these was the idea of “Dividend Investing”, where someone can build a portfolio of shares such that the quarterly…

Jacob Aldridge Speaker on the Economy

First Australian Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame Nominee

Brisbane speaker Jacob Aldridge has become the first Australian nominated to the Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame. At an event last week, run remotely, Mr Aldridge was nominated in recognition of his work delivering speeches and workshops online since 2010 and especially in response to the Covid Pandemic. “Lockdowns forced businesses worldwide to work remotely…

When Buying a Lottery Ticket is Good Financial Planning

I haven’t bought a lottery ticket in years – but that’s because I’m already rich. I don’t think it’s fair to universally claim that playing games of chance is bad financial planning. There are three reasons why buying a lottery ticket is good financial planning. 1. Expected Value The homo economicus view on lottery tickets is that…

Being Responsible for Maintaining Relationships as Expats

I wrote previously about what to do with your stuff when you leave the country long term (longterm travel, digital nomad, or expat). What about the relationships you leave behind? Moving countries means you’re choosing a different life path to many of your family and long term friends. Maybe that means you were always a…