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The Book

There comes a time when a person must say enough of this, it’s time for change. There is a world out there, a place where things are done differently. You can read a book or watch a movie but to really get it, to know the fever of Bangkok or the opaque water of the Pacific, you have to go there.

And why not..?

The Blog

What You're Meant to Do

Figuring out the thing you're meant to do, the holy trifecta of ambition, talent and personality, it takes experimentation. Some people get lucky and find it when they're young. Other people, it takes years. I'm reminded of The Moon and Sixpence, a brilliant book. The guy, I forget his name, is a banker in London and out of nowhere he feels that art is his calling. So he leaves his family and moves to Paris to paint. Fantastic, I love it. Your Thing But how do you know when you've found your thing? You keep getting better at it. In my life…

Two Strategies for Long Term Investing

Trading is flashy as hell but when you look at the numbers, the wealthiest financier on the planet is a value investor. Warren Buffets buys assets he believes to be under priced and he holds them for years or decades. This is how he grew Berkshire Hathaway into the powerhouse it now is. Interestingly, unlike trading, I generally believed there was only one approach to investing. You're holding onto stuff for years, what is there to know? But it turns out there are actually two different ways to look to approach your investing. Each strategy has…

How to Not Get Hacked: The 80/20 Rule in Crypto

It's been around for more than a hundred years, it's the 80/20 rule. I'll assume you're familiar with it. If you're not you don't read enough. So how can we apply it to crypto? It's simple, just do these two things and there's an overwhelming chance you'll never lose any of your coins. Even if you don't use 2FA, your email gets hacked, your SIM card gets ported, whatever. It won't matter if you just... Never Leave Your Coins on an Exchange Don't be this guy. Ouch! Here's a man who supposedly knows his way around crypto, he's a fucking engineering…

About Me

Hello, I’m Sam. I’m twenty-six, American and I like to do things. Things like travel, write and surf. I even dabble in web design, I made this website myself. I’ve been all over the world although I particularly enjoy the Philippines, Germany and Ukraine.

Generally I write non-fiction but that might change in the future. A few of my favorite authors are Cormac McCarthy, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Neal Stephenson. I read fifty or sixty books a year. If you’d like to know a bit more about me you can click here. 

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