Book Review: Zero to One by Peter Thiel

by phil on March 24, 2016

Tweet Recently I reviewed the book ‘Zero to One’ by PayPal founder Peter Thiel. You can watch it below. Here’s my notes for the making of the review. this week it’s the great book about creationism. not the book of genesis. It’s Peter Thiel’s zero to one. This video was delayed because I actually read […]


Why I am leaving London Real Academy

by phil on March 22, 2016

Tweet As some of you might know, I have long been a supporter and believer in something called the London Real Academy. LRA is the membership side of the website/youtube channel founded by Brian Rose where he interviews successful and interesting people. LRA was founded as a place for like minded individuals to focus […]


Morning Routines

March 1, 2016

Tweet Rule #1 – Start the day right My life has drastically changed in the last few years, but, one of the most positive influences has been my change to a morning routine. In this post I’d thought I’d write about what I do, why I do it, and how it has affected me. About […]

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hey (accountability) buddy, can you spare a dime

February 19, 2016

Tweet High on my list of words that are trendy right now that I detest is the word ‘tribe’. Call me a snob (snob!), but I don’t like the primal, wild, chasing bison with spears, image that it brings to mind. It takes me back to my elementary school years when we still called Native […]

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The Lean Startup – Book Review

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 […]

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Internet Shopping Fraud in Japan

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, […]

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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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