The Lean Startup – Book Review

by phil on February 8, 2016

Tweet Recently I went back and re-read ‘The Lean Startup’ by Eric Ries. It’s a hugely influential book that rightly had a big impact on technology startups. (I can be, but rarely is, applied outside of tech startups). I made a video review, but below that are my notes. Ries wrote ‘The Lean Startup’ to […]


Internet Shopping Fraud in Japan

by phil on January 27, 2016

Tweet A friend of mine recently got duped by an online shopping site here in Japan. I thought I’d elaborate a little on what happened, who was involved and what could be done. What Happened My friend was looking for a piece of furniture. They found it on one of Japan’s largest online shopping sites, […]


Bold by Peter Diamandis – Book Review

January 27, 2016

Tweet Rarely have I been as conflicted about a book as I am with Bold by Peter Diamandis. On one hand, there is some great advice in here and the requisite inspirational stories that modern business books seem to thrive on (though I am very, very tired of people using such exceptions as Uber, Twitter […]

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Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth – Book Review

January 20, 2016

Tweet I’m a big fan of James Altucher. Sometimes his ‘I’m a screwup’ act gets a little tiring, but, set that aside and often he has some good advice. No exception to this is his book ‘The Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth’. Yes, it’s all over the place. Yes, it’s a bit crazy at times. But […]

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How Many Times Can I Not Learn The Same Lesson?

January 15, 2016
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Tweet Back when I was a kid we had records. Vinyl records. I personally do not miss them, though I miss the covers. One of the reasons I don’t miss them is that they were fragile. I cannot express the feeling of coming home from school and finding a rather bent looking package waiting for […]

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The 1 Hour Work Week

January 8, 2016
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Tweet Tim Ferriss has nothing on me. Well, I mean of course you have to set aside the 10s (if not 100s) of millions he’s accrued. And the empire. And the respect. Other than THAT STUFF he’s got nothing on me. Because, right now, the majority of my income is generated by about 1 hour’s worth […]

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There’s a monkey in the house

January 1, 2016
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Tweet For 2016 I have pledged to myself – as I am the only one listening – to write a blog post once a week. This is to compliment the videos about business and books I am posting over on my YouTube channel. I’ve decided to do this every Friday. It seemed like a good […]

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Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk – Book Review

December 27, 2015

Tweet I only discovered Gary Vaynerchuk (hereafter called Gary V) earlier this year (2015). He seems to have been around for a LONG time. He created his YouTube channel in October 2007. (I, for what it is worth – which is nothing – created mine in July 2006, so Gary’s claims of being an early […]

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Me & Pete: Why I’m doing a YouTube series about Peter Drucker

December 22, 2015

Tweet So, I finished my YouTube series about Tai Lopez’s 67 Steps. I like to do series as it gives me a chance to delve into a topic. I’ve chosen the teachings of Peter Drucker as my next series. Peter Who? you ask! Drucker was arguably the founder of -and unquestionably a strong influencer on […]

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The Millionaire Next Door – Book Review

December 16, 2015

Tweet Another book review – this time of the ever-popular Thomas Stanley/William Danko book, ‘The Millionaire Next Door’ which discusses how anyone, with perseverance and discipline, can attain wealth. In it I also talk about the ‘Millionaire Next Door Wealth Ratio Calculator’ x

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