Saturday, January 08, 2022

Mmmm Nobody knows what Feb 5 means

 Do you know what Feb 5 means?

Apparently the Government doesn't!



Today's # Hashtags

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #Ashes
                4.        #JL
                5.        #HobartPinkBallTest
                6.        #SirPaul
                7.         #SirTony
                8.        #fyp.
                9.        #DlorkerWin
            10.      #ForbesRicjList

What is Feb 5 anyway?

 I live in Western Australia where covid-19 is talked about but not experienced I have a few things to say:

My date of birth is January 23rd, 1952 [ so a few days off 70!]

I am triple vaxxed!

But I refuse to wear a mask where nothing shows they work!











Today another store "shouted at me" about a mask so they didn't get my money! am I right?
I will find somewhere else to buy my stuff than these two!

Today's # Hashtags

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #Ashes
                4.        #JL
                5.        #HobartPinkBallTest
                6.        #SirPaul
                7.         #SirTony
                8.        #fyp.
                9.        #Dlorker            
                10.
      #ForbesRichList

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Richer got a damn lot richer

 According to the Forbes Rich List a staggering 86% are richer than a year ago.


Altogether these billionaires are worth $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion in 2020. The U.S. still has the most, with 724, followed by China (including Hong Kong and Macao) with 698.

There are a record-smashing 2,755 billionaires in the world, according to Forbes’ 2021 Worlds Billionaires list. How did they make their mega-fortunes? By doing everything from starting hedge funds and tech companies to breeding pigs and brewing kombucha. 

But certain industries offer a more common route to riches than others. The most likely way to make a billion-dollar fortune: go into finance and investments. That sector has minted the most billionaires in the world, with 371 people, or about 13% of the entire list.

It was the top industry for billionaires in 2020—the last time we tabulated the number of billionaires per industry—as well.

The second category is finance and investment. The number of finance and investment billionaires has grown by 50% in the past year, and has nearly doubled from two years ago, with household names like Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn and hedge fund titan Ray Dalio.

There’s still space for newcomers, however, like the Winklevoss Twins, who join the list this year, thanks to big bets on cryptocurrency, and Jeff Yass, founder of trading firm Susquehanna International.


Manufacturing came in third this year, with 331 billionaires, and 155 of them hailing from China. The Asian nation represents an ever-growing percentage of billionaires worldwide—by Forbes’ estimation nearly 700 citizens (including Hong Kong and Macao) on this year’s list, and the second-largest number after the U.S. China’s richest newcomer-Chen Zhiping, who is chairman and CEO of vaping device-maker Smoore International—is a manufacturing billionaire. From Europe, British inventor James Dyson and German fastener producer Reinhold Wuerth rank high in the category. In the U.S., plumbing fixture billionaire Herbert Kohler Jr. and the father-son duo behind Ashley Furniture, Ronald and Todd Wanek, make the list. 

Despite the quarantines, fashion and retail clocked in fourth, with 273 billionaires, or 10% of this year’s list. Some of the most storied names in couture can be found here, including LVMH chief Bernard Arnault and brothers Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, controllers of the Chanel fashion house. One notable newcomer: Kim Kardashian West, whose Skims shapewear and KKW Beauty cosmetics and fragrance line helped catapult her onto this year’s list.

The saying is "Never let a crisis go to waste"

I think you would agree these people didn't!

Today's # Hashtags

                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #Ashes
                4.        #JL
                5.        #HobartPinkBallTest
                6.        #SirPaul
                7.         #SirTony
               8.        #fyp.
                9.        #DlorkerWin
                10.      #ForbesRicjList

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Empires always crumble!

 When historians say that an empire fell, they mean that the central state no longer exercised its broad power. This happened either because the state itself ceased to exist or because the state’s power was reduced as parts of the empire became independent of its control. Because empires are large and complex, when historians talk about the fall of an empire, they are typically talking about a long process rather than a single cause!




I remember Perth hosted the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1962 But the name of the games for Brisbane hosting them in 2018 had changed to the Commonwealth Games In the 56 years both the names of British and Empire had been removed.. so when did the British Empire finish?

Some of the broad factors that historians use to help explain imperial collapse are:
  • Economic issues
  • Social and cultural issues
         Today's # Hashtags
                    1.        #NFT
                    2.        #GST
                    3.        #Ashes
                    4.        #JL
                    5.        #HobartPinkBallTest
                    6.        #SirPaul
                    7.         #SirTony
                    8.        #SelectionIssues
                    9.        #DlorkerWin
                    10.      #3rdJab

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Angry people miss the point!

I had coffee with a person recently and I came away think - how did that person get so angry?

I think thought of myself and how I thought covid would onlt last 90 days yet it has lasted neraly 2 yeatrs and will go on longer still.



I was angry for 15 months and missed being able to  pick winners. I actually was impressed with the angey person but came away thinking - that drained me!" To all the people I "Drained" in the last 2 years "I am very sorry" For those who have taken it as a challenge [Terry, Croz, David, Larry, Eddie and others]

Thanks!!

            Today's # Hashtags
                1.        #NFT
                2.        #GST
                3.        #Ashes
                4.        #JL
                5.        #HobartPinkBallTest
                6.        #SirPaul
                7.         #SirTony
                8.        #SelectionIssues
                9.        #DlorkerWin
                10.      #3rdJab

Monday, January 03, 2022

How you think matters

Once I was Australia's best fax marketer - that was sending faxes in bulk... have you got a fax machines? They are technology of the past!

When was the last time you got a ketter? We now have to pay extra for delivery for delivery under a week.
Well, to fill a seminr I used to bulk mail post office boxes... do you have one of those? I had one for 20 plus years but the last ones I had only got the bill for the mail box as mail!! I no longer do letter box drops.



Once upon a time, I ran a telemarketing operation in South Perth - Because people answerede their phones this was very successful - the staff in majority were hockey players doing their "mandatory job" twahe people were at the Australian Institute for Sport... one week 10 of my 12 operators left to go to Argentina to play hockey - I never had a phone room again.



Well in 2004 I collected the biggest ever fine becuase I was Australia's and possibily the world's best email marketer... the system has worked ever since until 2022 when it doesn't - the issue is the slide has been slow!

My friend said if you used the skills with the methods of marketing you would make a "shit load" of money.

His over all advice was the painpoint for Seniors is not slipping backward.. and the new methods would allow this. Cash to live the life of how you lived before..

        Todays # Hashtags
            1,        #NFT
            2.        #GST
            3.        #Ashes
            4,        #JL
            5,        # HobertPinkBall
            6.        #SirPaul
            7.        #SirTony
            8.        #SelectionIssues
            9.        #DjorkerWin
            10.      #3rdJab 

Sunday, January 02, 2022

McCartney is no genius!

In a recent podcast comment by  Seth Godin he stated that Paul McCartney of Beatles fame was no genius!



Rather, Godin contended, that McCartney had a process to do one song  a day when the Beatles started and because he had soo many songs some became epic successes - If you produce a lot, even if a small percentage are fantastic and many are crap, you are remember for the great ones and not the crap... out of over 300 songs during the Beatles hey days Paul is remembered for a few - Yesterday { the most recorded song by other artists - over 3,000 different artists have recorded their version of it... Hey Jude about John Lennon's son Julian and Eleanor Rigby on which no Beatles play any instrument but it still reached Number 1 on the charts of the day.

With the shear  number of songs it was just a matter of when he had a great song... he had many great songs making him a  song writing legend but he wasn't, according to Godin, a Genius Song Writer. Rather Godin contends that McCartney's process allowed him to produce so many songs that it stands to reason some were really good.

        Todays # Hashtags
            1.        #nft
            2,        #3rdJab
            3.        #GST
            4,        #Ashes
            5,        #BorderWars
            6.        #Tiktok
            7.        #Jab
            8.        #Ageism
            9.        #Terry
            10.      #SirPaul