Have Bag (and Net) Will Travel

Have Bag (and Net) Will Travel

  On October 5th, 1992, 30 years ago today, I left England. I had a one-way ticket to Australia via Bangkok, and, save a few months dossing at me mam’s on the dole, I’ve never returned there to live and work. When I left, I was 25, a pint of beer cost £1.49...
Jobs in Japan Podcast

Jobs in Japan Podcast

I hope everybody enjoyed a good Golden Week break. I recently spoke to Charlie Moritz from the Jobs in Japan podcast. We did three podcasts that you can watch and listen to at the links below. Be great to hear any questions or comments. Recently Elon Musk caused a bit...
Number Crunching Part 1

Number Crunching Part 1

In the coming posts I will expand upon the valuing schools post. Using information from schools for sale posted online recently and in the past, I have put together some fictitious, hybrid examples. None of these schools are real in themselves, but are all based on...
Timing, Team, Location and Sunk Costs

Timing, Team, Location and Sunk Costs

In his 2015 TED talk, Bill Gross, the founder of Idealab, looked at why start-ups succeed or fail. He looked at 200 companies, and concluded that, rather than the idea, the team, the business model or the funding, timing was the most important difference in success...