4 types of wealth (and how to balance them)

Hanging in the balance History is littered with the names of billionaires and wildly wealthy individuals that suffered from sadness, personal tragedy, illness, or depression. While it may be hard for most of us to emphathise with the super-wealthy, this alone is compelling evidence that success and happiness should be… full article

To boldly go to the efficient frontier…

Making the weight Earlier this year I enjoyed attending as many events as I could squeeze in at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, including a range of sports that I had no meaningful knowledge of. Watching the weightlifting I was intrigued to learn how strategy & psychology play a key… full article

4 ways to bridge the credibility gap

The meaning of soul Credibility may appear to be a nebulous notion, but when you've lost it, people know! Noel Gallagher, formerly of rock band Oasis, doesn't often mince his words, and as such could be a worthwhile source for defining it: "On credibility? Jack White has done a song for… full article

The formation of positive habits

In the zone (curry, wines, & videotape) One summer evening in Birmingham in 1997, English cricketer Nasser Hussain retired early to his hotel room, ordered a curry and a glass of wine, and watched videotape of the Australian bowlers he would face the next day. Little did he know that… full article

Low wages growth? How and why to value yourself

Testing times These are challenging times for employees, with the global supply of labour increasing & wages growing slowly. A macroeconomist might surmise that you should sit tight, pray for unemployment to fall, & wait for wages to rise again;  but while this may be sound logic, hope isn't a proactive… full article

Help, I’m overwhelmed!

Panic & overwhelm! There's often an unspoken rule in the modern corporate world that staff should be continually busy and buzzing with activity, in turn leading managers to become overloaded with innumerable responsibilities. In many cases, it should be said, people seem to rather like it; telling people how busy… full article

3 ways to tackle the impostor phenomenon

Worst nightmares Last night I woke up in a cold sweat, having had that dream again. You may know the one. Sitting in the school hall aged 18, I was about to sit the all-important final exams, but with just one slight problem: I'd done no preparation or revision whatsoever… full article

How to win life’s lottery

Tickets to ride The acclaimed Richard Koch of The 80/20 Principle fame suggested thinking of life as a lottery, for which you can buy two types of ticket: -red tickets - expensive & time-consuming to obtain, but the conventional route to success. Most people can only acquire a small number… full article

3 ways to avoid getting completely anchored

No return to boom & bust! At the G20 Summit in London in 2009, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown struck a historic deal to tackle the gathering financial meltdown, at the time hailed by President Obama as a turning point for the global economic recovery. Following days of intense and stressful… full article

Minding your own business

Income quadrants Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki has a simple genius, being the ability to explain ideas in a way that anyone can understand, including the various potential sources of income or profit - depicted in a quadrant - and in turn how these translate into your personal financial… full article