1. Hot takes for clearing the Ambassador bridge - 2022 February 20

    I noticed a particularly disturbing trend when the Ambassador bridge was blockaded, many people came out with ideas for clearing the blockade that were outrageously detached from reality to be met with thunderous applause by an audience ignorant of the constraints of the laws of the natural world. A certain class of commentators were using arguments with language that referenced engineering that on the surface might have sounded like ideas that could be feasible but really were obviously entirely impossible if you'd spent any amount of time looking at actual engineering principles. Nothing good comes from these sorts of ideologically driven comments that attempt to build their prestige from reference words that sounds like they are based in science and engineering but yet are in reality so contrary from it.


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  2. My bank workshop experience - 2022 February 17

    Just as the Covid pandemic was starting I ran a workshop that was easily the worst one I've run in my career. Despite things going poorly there was a huge learning opportunity that I'm glad I had. The banking industry has changed dramatically and I wasn't prepared for it.


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  3. That annoying Matt Damon crypto advertisement - 2022 January 24

    That especially annoying crypto TV advertisement has successfully reminded me of why I don't watch much TV.


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  4. Rapid antigen test profiteering - 2022 January 13

    Rapid antigen tests are out of stock in most places in Australia now that the Omicron wave has spread. Some people are already profiteering off this.


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  5. Omicrons extreme transmissibility combined with far milder symptoms is forcing policy changes - 2022 January 11

    Omicrons extreme transmissibility combined with vastly lower hospitalization and death rates is forcing policy changes worldwide.


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  6. Transitory inflation means permanent purchasing power reduction - 2022 January 05

    Transitory inflation means permanent purchasing power reduction


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  7. Engineered timber - 2022 January 02

    There's an amazing number of engineered timber products out there these days.


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  8. Where is money created - 2021 December 11

    Where is money actually created in the system? Hint, it's not where most people think.


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  9. A change in the common knowledge in the markets - last weekend of November - 2021 November 29

    On the weekend with announcements of the Omicron covid variant I suspect there might be a shift in sentiment.


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  10. Learning from history - 2021 November 27

    Learning from history is hard because changing ourselves is hard.


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