Building Bridges

Building Bridges

By Tony Featherstone in Australian Financial Review, June 22 2019

Hype abounds about Australia’s infrastructure boom and A$58 billion project pipeline. But this is small compared with the global outlook. Up to US$40 trillion (A$58 trillion) of infrastructure investment is needed worldwide over two decades, forecasts alternative-assets researcher Preqin.

Billionaire Warren Buffett: This is the 'one easy way' to increase your worth by 'at least' 50 percent

Billionaire Warren Buffett: This is the 'one easy way' to increase your worth by 'at least' 50 percent

By Catherine Clifford, on CNBC Make It, 05.12.2018

Legendary investor and billionaire Warren Buffett has a tip for young people: Focus on learning how to write and speak clearly.

"The one easy way to become worth 50 percent more than you are now — at least — is to hone your communication skills — both written and verbal," says Buffett in a video posted on LinkedIn on Monday.

Former Navy SEAL: Here's what most people get wrong about discipline

Former Navy SEAL: Here's what most people get wrong about discipline

By Emma Newburger, on CNBC Make It, 15.11.2018

Jocko Willink knows a thing or two about discipline. The former Navy Seal commander served in one of the most highly decorated special operations units of the Iraq war and his service would earn him both the Silver and Bronze Star. He'd later found the leadership consultancy Echelon Front and write a number of best-selling books.

China’s Great Leapfrogging Forward

China’s Great Leapfrogging Forward

By Jack Cao, Platinum Asset Management

Reading the financial press these days, one cannot help but face a barrage of negative headlines on the impending doom facing China as the country undergoes an economic transition from a fixed asset investment-led economy to a consumer-led economy. What these doomsayers fail to mention is that there is a vibrant services sector that is playing an increasingly prominent role in driving the next leg of growth in China.

How technology is changing our lives

How technology is changing our lives

I recently was privileged to hear Patrick Schwerdtfeger speak. He is a business futurist specialising in technology trends and has written a book called Anarchy, inc. Technology is fundamentally changing the way we live, and it is important to embrace this. I would encourage you to read this book. Here are some snippets from it: