I hope to see you in your swimming costume

But it will depend on how warm Portugal is in April and if you book one of the twelve available spaces for the first ever… GITogether Which is officially now open for registration! I’m really excited about the event already, even though it’s four months away. I’m...

I love spreadsheets

It must be true as my wife bought me a tea mug which says it. Which I think is the evidence we’re all provided with for whatever oddities/geekiness we are each guilty of/love. Essentially a friend/family member/partner gets you a beverage holder. But I do love...

Lottery winners are often addicted to liabilities

They must be, right? How else is it possible to win £9.7m in 2002 and in 2019 be earning £10 an hour cutting firewood (apparently)? Or win £1.8m in 2003 and in 2019 be reportedly earning £12,000 a year as a carer, living in a £500-a-month rented home. Admittedly these...

Surely this is all just ‘get rich quick’ nonsense

I’m a bit disappointed no readers have accused me of this yet, I was sure there would be a few not so smart cookies throwing this around. Whether you’ve realised it or not, I’m all about taking control of your financial future – which is a million miles away from get...

Wheel-y bad Ferriss reference

Reading Tim Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour Work Week a couple of years ago was a mindset changer for me. I think there are some shortcomings with the concept, but it’s an impressive book and a great read nonetheless. In this and other Ferriss books, he describes himself as...

There’s no downside to being a reckless nutjob

I thought I would end the current promotion of my NED Gigging booklet with this doozy of a quote from the fantastic Boom, Bust, and Bankers documentary currently showing on All4. It was said by an ex-investment banker, to describe the lack of repercussions for what...

Doing much less

I’m on an email list which talks a lot about podcasting. It’s not exactly my main focus for Guerrilla Investors, but I quite like the bloke who heads it up (Steve Olsher) so I’ve stayed on. Today he was writing about how in 2020 he doesn’t plan on doing more, in fact...

Surfing the techno tsunami

This book isn’t in my list of top five business books, however it was an interesting read earlier this year. As with most books I can’t remember who recommended it or where I heard about it, but it was an interesting 175 or so pages and took only a few days to rattle...

How to ensure you get a return on your investment

The return on investment will come when you apply what you’ve learned. Sounds simple right? It is, but you’ll be amazed by how many people don’t get this easy to understand concept. If you’re the type of person who buys lots of books, programmes, or courses but then...

Something extra for the anti-social-media folks

I’ve considered Twittering about Guerrilla Investors. I’ve considered Facebooking about it as well. I don’t know if Instagram is even worth looking into, and ditto Snapchat and any of those others. It’s not necessarily because some or all of those platforms are aimed...

The best/worst marketing company I know are…

Not Salesforce that’s for sure. Although they’re best known as being a cloud-based software company, I’ve also heard people refer to them as the best marketing company in the world. They’ve built the platform, but it’s consultancy companies and developers who build...

Dishing out some respect for your time

I was taking some time out to do a review of my 2019 a couple of weekends ago, and it occurred to me that I’d done a pretty large amount of free consulting this year. I always thought a bit of groundwork and proving you know your stuff is needed in order to land...

Spud Webb believed he could fly

Never heard of one of my new favourite people? Neither had I before today, even though I’m a pretty big basketball fan. Mugsey Bogues (another great name) on the other hand I was familiar with, so when his name came up in a book I’m listening to I thought I would see...

SOMBIEs diversify and conquer!

Actually, how many zombie films are there where the undead are the victors (maybe every so often during the seemingly never-ending Walking Dead)? Maybe they lack military strategy due to being unable to use their brains, who knows. SOMBIEs are obviously nothing like...

Income exposed reality check

So yesterday you heard about my redundancy back in 2009. My other kick up the backside came in early 2017 when I was off work for two weeks with stress and exhaustion, and then collapsed on a Ryanair flight a month or so later. If you’re reading this whilst...

SOMBIE redundancy revelations

I was made redundant back in 2009 from my financial analyst job at a media firm in London. The credit crisis was hitting advertising hard, so our team was halved. I was pretty happy about it as I was already planning to leave, and took the £9,000 or so to South...

Fancy a weekend in Crollywood or Scarbados?

One of my favourite things about living on this tiny island is the great names some people have for their hometowns. Crollywood, or Croydon, is best known for being one stop on the train away from Gatwick Airport (or as a technology hub if you’re better informed)....

Just how under the radar are calls and puts?

Earlier today I was thinking about a final email to round off the promotion of my friend Greg Robinson’s FIRE Revolution, and thought that telling you all about some well known investors who followed this strategy would be useful. However, after trawling through a few...