Finding gold when it’s dark and cold.

Finding gold when it’s dark and cold.

The midwinter blues are real. The calendar confirms it. We’re now well into June, and Kiwis have returned to work after the last long weekend until October. Unless you’re lucky enough to be planning some fun in the snow or a break somewhere tropical, for most of us,...
3 ways to help your kids into property (and 1 mistake to avoid)

3 ways to help your kids into property (and 1 mistake to avoid)

It’s natural to want your children to do well in life, and that could mean helping them onto the first rung of the property ladder. I see this with many of my clients. So what are the best ways you can give them a leg up? 1. Start a secret savings account in their...
Ignore the media. They’re in the entertainment business

Ignore the media. They’re in the entertainment business

Oh dear. The Generation Wars have started up again. A few weeks ago we read about Gary Lin and his opinion that young would-be property purchasers should stop moaning, join the army and knuckle down. Then a chorus of opposing voices jumped in, explaining why Gary was...
Silicon Valley, here I come.

Silicon Valley, here I come.

When this email hits your inbox I will be getting ready to network with some of San Francisco’s brainiest inventors and investors. I have been invited to take part in Google’s Cloud Next conference. It’s exciting, and more than a little bit surreal. And it all started...
You’ve achieved your goal. Now what?

You’ve achieved your goal. Now what?

How was your Christmas? Mine was a bit dull. I could blame the December weather, which certainly wasn’t anything to get excited about. But the truth is I found myself feeling a bit deflated after the thrill of trekking to Base Camp at Mt Everest in October. I’d...
The most exhilarating thing I discovered at Mt. Everest? Kindness.

The most exhilarating thing I discovered at Mt. Everest? Kindness.

Last time I wrote to you I was shivering at Base Camp, 5,364 metres above sea level. I was expecting some discomfort at this altitude. What I wasn’t expecting was the extreme, bone-penetrating cold. Temperatures sank to minus 14 degrees at night, and we were sleeping...