Peter Spann's Italy
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Italy dreamin!

Italy is my favourite place on the planet!  And who wouldn’t be dreaming about an Italian summer holiday and everything that implies. And this little article is the opposite of those "how to do Italy on $10 a day" type things.  It's more... How…
2016 You Can Go Now
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Peter Spann 2016 or 2016 You Can Go Now.

Well Peter Spann 2016 wasn't the best.  It’s easy to write off 2016 as a crap year for most of us.  But there have been great things too. And you don’t often hear me complaining – I certainly try to maintain a sunny disposition…
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American friends – you should vote for Hillary even if you hate her.

By now you're probably weary with this election and annoyed at those of us on the other side of the world telling you how to vote, but this is a world defining election.  What you do today, how you vote, affects us all, so please consider your…

Election 2016

Most people would have no idea that I am a 40 year supporter of the Labor Party.   My family were heavy hitting Union members who called each other Comrade, my Uncle a leading member of the Party in Qld. I grew up in the ideology.…
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Fear and Loathing in Brisvegas*

One of the goals I have set for myself while I spend some time at the beach is to get (finally) a first draft of a novel out. I’ve had a few cracks at it in the past but never gotten further than about 10,000 words on 5 different ideas. …
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730 Response

The substance of the story run tonight is very sad, and it impacted a lot of people in a lot of ways. I feel deeply for those people who genuinely lost significant sums they could not afford to. If I could go back in time and do it differently…
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The Magic of Compounding

Knowing that my wealthy friend would expect me to look the part I bought the snazziest pair of tweed pants, bright shirt and beret with a pom pom on it that I could find.  I wasn’t quite sure whether I looked like a pro or a pimp, and as…
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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…

Getting Married Young

I have, over the past few years, become a big proponent of both getting married AND having children young (even though and perhaps because I did neither). I see no benefit in the arguments for waiting, controversially, especially for women. I…
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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…