meaning of wealth and what i spend my money on

The Meaning Of Wealth Last week I had two separate conversions with different friends about spending money and the concept of wealth. We each came to the same conclusion – wealth meant having enough money so as to never have to worry about it. Our benchmark for “making it” was never having to look at…Continue Reading “What I Spend My Money On – Buying Time, Happiness and Health #28”

failure and being open to change

Hindsight Is 20-20 The events and decisions we make on a daily basis are usually inconsequential. However much we deliberate whether or not to order in takeaway tonight, the decision does not really matter. Picking one book over another in a bookstore still leaves open the possibility of someday reading the neglected story. Occasionally, decisions…Continue Reading “Failure And Being Open To Change #27”

the future of airbnb

Airbnb To Become The World’s Largest Estate Agent? A few weekends ago, I stayed in an Airbnb property with my parents and girlfriend. I’m a big fan of the platform and have used it to find apartments and homes around Europe from Krakow to Prague and Berlin. This particular stay was a lot closer to home….Continue Reading “The Future Of Airbnb – Predicting A Second Rental Revolution #25”

why I write

Why I Write In a 1946 essay, George Orwell proposes that every writer possesses four primary motivations, to some degree or another, influenced by the atmosphere of the time they belong to. These immutable qualities are 1) sheer egotism, 2) aesthetic enthusiasm, 3) historical impulse and 4) political purpose. When it comes to blogging in the 21st…Continue Reading “Why I Blog – A 21st Century Response to George Orwell’s ‘Why I Write’ #22”

in my opinion until i change it tim minchin

About a year ago, that ginger, long-haired, eye-shadow-wearing comedian-musician, Tim Minchin, cropped up on my Facebook feed. It had been a while since I had stumbled across his parody songs on YouTube (which I would highly recommend). On this occasion, he was wearing a serious pointy hat, addressing a hall full of graduates. The video’s caption…Continue Reading ““In My Opinion Until I Change It” #20″