The Value is the Journey

The Value is the Journey

I love trekking. I used to regard anyone walking with poles as a tad too keen. Now I’m one of those pole people. It is not just the poles. I’m discovering all sorts of great, weird stuff. For instance, I don’t know what it is, but I find the combination of conversing...
The Value is in the Detail

The Value is in the Detail

I used to coach a guy I call Adviser Tony. Nice guy, experienced, founder of a successful advisory firm and well-respected in the advice industry. Tony once told me that when his clients ever squabbled about how they wanted to spend their retirement monies, he...
Lessons from Debt – a path to Advice?

Lessons from Debt – a path to Advice?

Heard about Grameen Bank – the bank for the poor? It presents a powerful working model of trickle-up development. Founded in the mid-1970s by Muhammad Yunus in a country lacking first and second-world finance infrastructures, it has sprouted up in over 80,000...
The financial giants attempting to lead the advice debate….again.

The financial giants attempting to lead the advice debate….again.

On Thursday, 7th February 2017, Scott Morrison, then Federal Treasurer, started question time in our parliament holding a piece of coal aloft. It was a pre-election stunt to draw attention to his Government’s commitment to Australia’s coal mining sector....
Goal-setting or Goal-washing? What advisers can learn from the space program…

Goal-setting or Goal-washing? What advisers can learn from the space program…

“The future does not exist and cannot be predicted. It must be imagined and invented” Gelatt (1989) On May 25, 1961 USA President John F. Kennedy delivered an ambitious speech seeking Congress support to a project that would be ‘…more impressive to mankind, or...
The Greed Factors

The Greed Factors

What do the behaviours of Melissa Caddick, Bernie Madoff, and Sam Henderson have in common? Greed. Justice Kenneth Hayne used the same word when tabling the final report of his Royal Commission into the Banking and Financial Services industries in February 2019....
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