Learning Value Investing

For the last six months I’ve been learning value investing from Tony Kynaston, who I think of as “Australia’s Warren Buffett”, on our QAV Podcast. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “value investing”, it’s the style of...

Plastic Sociopaths

Straws are a distraction: how the plastics industry successfully got you to blame yourself for pollution https://boingboing.net/2019/10/03/recycling-isnt-enough.html “40 years of Reaganomic sociopathy has managed to convince hundreds of millions of otherwise...

Copernicus, Free Will and You

Whenever I get into a conversation with someone about free will for the first time, they will usually end up saying something like this: “But I experience the world as if I have free will.” They are, of course, wrong. They experience the world exactly the...

Don’t Trust Facebook With Your Business

I’ve always been paranoid about allowing other people to have any level of control over my business and today I got another lesson in why that’s a good policy. For about 7 years I’ve run a Facebook group called “Cigars Australia Forum”....

Boiling The Frog

I was just thinking this morning that Donald Trump has been POTUS for 2 years and 172 days (6 hours, 42 minutes and 40 seconds but who’s counting?). I remember when people said he would be impeached within his first year. Some said six months. I personally...