Monthly Archives: October 2011

Life in Kenya – Vignette Number 2

By Anonymous Travelling Friend Something I was not prepared for in my arrival in Kenya was seeing storks and very large ones at that, maybe as tall as a small person – note large fence to keep people out with … Continue reading

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Save yourself some time, in 6 pages you will understand what it takes to be an expert

First read this http://bit.ly/MakingExperts Second, remember Malcolm Gladwells crucial point in the ‘outliers’ it takes 10,000 hours to achieve mastery in your field. Combine the two, and what you get is this – not just any 10,000 hours, but 10,000 … Continue reading

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Life in Kenya – Vignette Number 1

A mate of mine who will remain anonymous has been sending me postcards of his travels. I find the vignettes he paints both interesting and insightful. Since I hardly travel at all you can sometimes forget how diverse human culture can … Continue reading

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Hello Darwin!… again… for the second time

Since arriving on the 3 October, I’ve managed to catch up with a bunch of old mates I met up here back in April. I’ve also met some new friends as well. So far I’ve had about two weeks off … Continue reading

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AIGroup PCI index…dismal

This latest release from AIG on their construction index for the month of September is truly truly dismal. All subsectors of the index are contracting at an accelerated rate. Housing, Apartments, Commercial and Engineering all down. Remember anything above 50 … Continue reading

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A tribute to Mises the Man

I found the following essay about Mises by Rothbard reprinted at http://www.lewrockwell.com to be one of the best summaries on one of the greatest minds of our time. This is a must read. It is a half glass full read. … Continue reading

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One sure way to beat the recession and come out on top in Australia.

Become an MP. According to this article, the federal remuneration tribunal will recommend a pay boost for ministers. This is no small boost. The types of increases we are talking about is huge. Essentially our sitting PM Gillard will nearly double her … Continue reading

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