It never ceases to amaze me, how scams like the Nigerian scam, survive for so long. It is hard to believe that people still fall for these scams – even ones that have been around and re-hashed for over a decade. I received the same email today [see copy below] as the one I got in 2001. Federal Bureau of Investigation (Good News) Federal Bureau of Investigation [firstname.lastname@example.org] Mon 31/03/2014 7:51 AM — Federal Bureau of Investigation Anti-Terrorist and Monitory Crime Division Edger Hoover Building Washington Dc Customers Service Hours / Monday to Saturday Office Hours Monday to Saturday: […]
What does the future look like – Welcoming in 2014 People often ask me how we can be so positive about the future when the headlines are full of depressing news. You only have to look at the front page of the Bloomberg News website on any given day to get a good dose of depression. More often than not the top story involves the latest mess involving central banks or governments. Most of the time it’s a story about how they’re trying to head off the next disaster. What a sad state of affairs. And yet if you strip […]
Thursday, 19th December 2013 – London, England By Sam Volkering, Technology Analyst, Revolutionary Tech Investor • Google robots won’t work without this crucial technology When you think of Google these days what comes to mind? For me I no longer think of them as my search engine. Nor do I think about them as the world’s best advertising company. For me, Google these days is more about the future. By that I mean I get the feeling Google are starting to build not just the world’s biggest company, but also possibly the world’s biggest empire (cue Star Wars music). In […]
You’re on the cusp of the biggest wealth- creating opportunity in human history THE SIXTH REVOLUTION Has Just Begun… Five ‘Great Revolutions’ have defined our existence: the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Industrial Revolution and the Information Revolution. Today, the Sixth Revolution in human progress is here — and it’s about to transform your life, your health, your fortunes and your future… Imagine a world where… ■ You look and feel like a 20-year-old yet can outrun your great-great-grandchildren at the beach Imagine your body able to rebuild itself, bringing ‘dead’ body parts back […]
The Gateway to a Billion Transactions Saturday, 5th October 2013 – Melbourne, Australia By Callum Newman The Gateway to a Billion Transactions Money Weekend’s Technology Future Watch Last Saturday in Money Weekend we discussed the growing trend toward streaming services in the Australian market. That got an interesting follow up this week when Channel Ten launched its latest digital strategy alongside the reboot of its catch up service ‘TENplay’. TENplay will allow you to watch most Channel Ten shows on demand, along with a bunch of other nifty features. That was just one of the developments this week that are […]
Australia has a reputation as ‘the lucky country’. And this is thanks to the abundance of natural resources we have. Our mining and resources boom has put Australia on the map and taken us forward economically as a nation. But mining (and sport) isn’t the only thing Aussies are good at. When it comes to having some of the best and brightest minds in the world, well, we’ve certainly got our fair share. Some of the most world-changing technological advancement happened right here at home. Here we’ve highlighted four of Australia’s Greatest Technological Achievements. Aussie Tech Achievement #1: You’re Connected […]
2013 Wilko Report Tuesday 6 May “Wilko’s view on paying bills” A colleague mentioned last week how he had revised his billing practices to cope with a large outstanding sum of fees owing to his practice. I am a dinosaur in this respect. My parents never had more than the old basic wage but taught us to always pay your bills. When my dad retired in 1974 he was on $60 a week – the same year my basic pay in my first year after graduation was $90. But my parents had no debts and certainly no money owing to […]
Introducing: The Pursuit of Happiness It’s pretty serious to accuse someone of tax dodging. And it’s even more serious to accuse an entire generation of tax dodging. But that’s the claim made in a letter to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) by Peter Mair, a former RBA official. According to the Age, Mr Mair wrote:
Over the past decade, the rise of China has had an unparalleled impact on Australia. It has transformed our economy, shielded us from global economic crisis, and made us into one of the wealthiest nations in the world.
But that's now in the past.