My mistake: Bitcoin, inflation & money printing

This post covers: My mistake in 2020/21 with understanding the financial markets and how they affect crypto Specifically around central bank money printing and interest rates How inflation led to policy change Lessons learned Setting the stage Since 2008 we’ve had low central bank rates of interest. This was, presumably, a short term measure in … Read more

Who owns the Newspapers in the UK?

Below is an overview of who owns the various UK newspapers: Newspaper Owner The Times News Corp The Sun Daily Mail Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) i The Metro The Express Reach The Mirror Daily Star The Telegraph Press Holdings The Independent Sultan M Abuljadayel & Alexander Lebedev The Guardian Scott Trust Limited The … Read more

Tesla Robots and Mars – The Connection

I was recently mulling over Tesla’s announcement (2021 AI day) that they would be working on building humanoid robots. Given how clearly Tesla have focused on their original mission, quote: The move to make robots seems somewhat odd initially. Why not continue with laser like focus on: Affordable electric vehicles, home-batteries and solar roofs Especially … Read more

The Mexican Fisherman Parable

I first came across this parable through Tim Ferriss’ book “The 4 Hour Workweek” – and it has stuck with me since: An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The … Read more

Societal Roles

Once upon a time, many years ago, life felt unburdened by expectations. I was in my early teens, carefree, and just thinking short term. Wasting time playing computer games didn’t seem to matter. Sure, I had exams to pass and part-time jobs to attend, but the long term strategy wasn’t yet there. But as you … Read more

How To Make Friends (and how to think about all human relationships)

Dale Carnegie’s book ‘How to win friends and influence people’ is a great book. If you’ve been interested in personal development for any length of time, you’ve likely come across it. Its probably one of the most popular books on building relationships. However it focuses on techniques for building relationships, without ever revealing the underlying formula that relationships are built upon. … Read more