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EP 009: Jason Capital talks with Richard Koch

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EP 009: Jason Capital talks with Richard Koch

Jason Capital talks with Richard Koch – Part 2    

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EP 008: Jason Capital talks with Richard Koch

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

EP 008: Jason Capital talks with Richard Koch

Jason Capital talks with Richard Koch – Part 1    

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EP 007: Rob Moore talks with Richard Koch

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

EP 007: Rob Moore talks with Richard Koch

“If you don’t risk anything, you risk everything.” – Rob Moore interview with Richard Koch    

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Unreasonable Success And How To Achieve It – Interview with Oz Khan

Posted by on Apr 21, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Unreasonable Success And How To Achieve It – Interview with Oz Khan

A discussion about some of the 9 characteristics portrayed by the unreasonably successful people identified in my soon to be released book.    

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EP 005: Control versus adventure

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

EP 005: Control versus adventure

Observations of the twenty people written about in my soon to be released book “How to Be Unreasonably Successful”. Identifying which were controllers, adventurers or both.    

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FIBONACCI’S RABBITS

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Blog | 4 comments

FIBONACCI’S RABBITS

We’ve all heard of Leonardo da Vinci, but have you heard of Leonardo of Pisa, and do you know why he deserves to be famous? He’s better known under the nickname of Fibonacci, invented in the nineteenth century.  But Leonardo of Pisa made his breakthrough achievement in 1220, and it was pretty fur-fetched. He constructed the following puzzle: Start with two rabbits, one male and one female. Imagine they are fairly restrained rabbits, sexually, and give birth to another pair in one year, and a second pair the year after that.  Not particularly...

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THE REPUBLIC OF VIRTUE Or, In Praise of Segregation

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in Blog | 7 comments

THE REPUBLIC OF VIRTUE Or, In Praise of Segregation

‘The virtuous are virtuous for no other reasons than to join forces with others who are virtuous, to mutual benefit.  And once co-operators segregate themselves from the rest of society, a wholly new force of evolution can come into play: one that pits groups, rather than individuals, against each other.’ So writes Matt Ridley in The Origin of Virtue.  It’s worth thinking about whether we could take this to its logical – or possibly illogical – conclusion.  Could we, dear friends, construct a Republic of Virtue? Let me back off a bit.  I am...

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IN PRAISE OF THE ENGLISH

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

IN PRAISE OF THE ENGLISH

It strikes me as whimsically appropriate that I should be sitting in Australia in the middle of summer, watching the persistent rain outside, snugly – and perhaps smugly – reading about the English and the glories and humiliation of their – my – history.  It’s rather delicious to quote Rudyard Kipling: If England was what England seems An’ not the England of our dreams, But only putty, brass an’ paint ‘Ow quickly we’d chuck ’er!  But she ain’t! Many imagine that Kipling was a flag-waving Imperial racist, but, at least by the standards of his...

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EP 004: Eugene Hoeven talks with Richard Koch

Posted by on Feb 11, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

EP 004: Eugene Hoeven talks with Richard Koch

Eugene Hoeven interview with Richard Koch. How did it come about that you wrote about the 80/20 Principle? Discussions about the imbalance in life between what we should be doing and what we are doing and some insights into Richard’s new book coming out in June 2020 – How to Be Unreasonably Successful.    ...

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ARE WE GETTING MORE OR LESS FREE?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020 in Blog | 5 comments

ARE WE GETTING MORE OR LESS FREE?

The poet Philip Larkin famously observed that sex was invented in 1963.  Or rather less dramatically:  So life was never better than/In nineteen sixty-three/(Though just too late for me)/Between the end of the ‘Chatterley’ ban/And the Beatles’ first L.P. The swinging sixties themselves perhaps started their decade two or three years late, but then whoosh!  An era of drab restraint ended and a whole new period began, nicely called ‘the permissive society’ by the Conservative MP and journalist Norman St John Stevas.  The Beatles kicked it off –...

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