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A Final Goodbye

My mother died peacefully in the early hours of the morning of her 89th birthday, alone but painlessly. Hopefully she will find the peace in death that escaped her in this life. There are few greater gifts than being adopted and raised…

The Key to Wealth - Part 1

“So, what is the key to wealth?” I had to ask my wealthy friend after our conversation had seemed to go on forever without him getting to the point. His answer was so simple, it almost escaped me. At the time I didn’t realise…
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A Final Apology, the Gift of Forgiveness and Letting Go

It has been 7 years since the GFC hit, decimating many people’s investments, including about 3,000 of my 14,000 odd clients.  It created difficult times for some.   And I apologise, without reservation for the role that I or my companies…
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5 Great TED talks and what they taught me (about presenting) 

by Peter Spann 18 minutes isn't long but TED talks have made a massive difference in that time. If you are not familiar you get 18 minutes to give the "speech of your life". And they are very strict on that time limit.  And they are renowned…

Let them come!!!

My dislike and hatred of mandatory detention for refugees seeking asylum is well known for both humanitairan and economic reasons.   John Howard made asylum seekers (specifically those arriving by boat) a swing issue to win an election. …
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Viva Ferrari!

OK, if it's one thing I know, I know Ferrari's... I have yet to meet anyone quite so stubborn as myself and animated by this overpowering passion that leaves me no time for thought or anything else. I have, in fact, no interest in life…

My 7 Point Plan to Fix Qantas if I were CEO

My 7 Point Plan to Fix Qantas if I were CEO   1. Team re-engagement Happy staff = happy customers = happy profits = happy shareholders - let's keep that formula in mind from now on. Every staff cut I make I reduce my salary and the…

What You Can Learn from these Wealthy Folk

Forbes and BRW are both publishing their annual “Rich Lists” They make fascinating reading for people who are interested in investing, building their wealth and creating financial freedom. The super-rich are different from most…