Travel for Fun and Profit

Travel for Fun and Profit

It’s funny really. My kids always get a kick when I tell them for the first 24 years of my life I lived in the same bedroom in the same house! My first real night living out, believe it or not, was after I got married! Then, to make up for lost time … I proceeded to reside on 4 continents … Africa, Europe, Australia […]

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The Absurdity of it All!!

The Absurdity of it All!!

Arguably that which differentiates Britain and her colonial subjects from the Free Burghers of this great United States is that most civilized of games. Not Soccer; Nor my favorite Rugby; No, ‘tis the game of leather and willow, Bat and Ball, A 22 yard pitch, wickets and bails (that’s bails with an i). CRICKET. A game inexplicable to the modern day American. Take the puritan […]

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When Tesla Powerwalls and the Congo Basin Collide

When Tesla Powerwalls and the Congo Basin Collide

“Doctor Livingstone, I presume?”   It was the age of Exploration! Dispatched in 1869 by the New York Herald, journalist Henry Stanley undertook a roving commission of the Middle East and Africa which included the relief of Dr. David Livingstone. A Scottish explorer of whom little had been heard since his departure for Africa in 1866 in search of the source of the Nile. During […]

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One Principal that Compels us to War

One Principal that Compels us to War

Do they even teach the Monroe Doctrine in schools anymore?   The Monroe Doctrine began as a United States policy of opposing European colonialism in 1823. It stated that further efforts by European nations to take control of any independent state in North or South America would be viewed as “the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States.” At the same time, the doctrine […]

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4 Ways to Discover an Elephant Bull Market

4 Ways to Discover an Elephant Bull Market

The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes connecting the East to West for centuries. Named after the lucrative silk trade, the route was forged in 200 BCE by the Han dynasty. Its usefulness extended into the Roman Empire and Medieval times until its final demise in the 1300’s under the Mongol hoards lead by Genghis Khan. The Silk Road was made famous […]

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When Toiling in Obscurity Leads to Greatness

When Toiling in Obscurity Leads to Greatness

The sun is shining, as it’s always done Coffin dust is the fate of everyone Talking ’bout the rich folks The poor create the rich hoax — Rich Folks Hoax, Rodriquez   Blue Oyster Cult Jethro Tull Led Zeppelin (ahhh Zep!) The Clash (London Calling)   Such was my musical education…   When I was a wee Lad, maybe 10 or 11, my older brother […]

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Why Gratitude Leads Down the Road to Riches

Why Gratitude Leads Down the Road to Riches

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” —Mike Tyson     Soweto is a township in Johannesburg, South Africa that borders the city’s mining belt to the south. Its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships and currently home to 1.2 million people. Its history is fascinating dating back to 1887 when 100,000 people flocked to this part of […]

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3 Tips for a Successful Distressed Energy Investment

3 Tips for a Successful Distressed Energy Investment

There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures. Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218–224   Being a contrarian […]

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One Audacious Move that Set Me Up for Success

One Audacious Move that Set Me Up for Success

It was the biggest career risk I had EVER taken! 2004 I was convinced we had entered the Chinese Century and a Resource Boom of note was about to ensue … I took a MAD plunge. I moved my young family across the world to —> Sydney, Australia… In what seems all but farcical now, I would sit in coffee shops around the city with […]

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Why Leaping Off Fun Locations Makes You a Better Investor

Why Leaping Off Fun Locations Makes You a Better Investor

They discovered ancient Egyptian chariots here … Hurghada, Egypt   Beneath the ocean floor, a little way offshore, submerged chariots dating back to 1446 BCE.   Recognize that date?   Its unlikely most of us do.   It was the year of the Exodus from Egypt!   Yip, these chariots (apparently) are the selfsame that the Red Sea came crashing down on when the Egyptian […]

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