So this is it. Tomorrow is Christmas, and only a week later we will already be saying "goodbye" to 2018 and "hello" to 2019. I will be working - a lot - over the next 10 days, so let me write my last words on this blog for 2018 today. Obviously, since the blog is … Continue reading 2018 in retrospect
I have been working abroad, in developing countries, for a couple of years now. All the hotels I worked at were luxurious 5 star properties, and only my current hotel is in a slightly lower 4 star category. But almost all the hotels had (and still have) one thing in common. Their back-office areas tend … Continue reading Why a beautiful office matters
Financial. Independence. Retire. Early. F.I.R.E. If you are interested in financial freedom, sooner rather than later you will stumble upon this term. While reaching financial independence and being able to retire early is not a new concept, it seems that these days it got plenty of steam, and there certainly is a very good reason … Continue reading FIRE – It’s about time, not money
When you start planning your financial future, let's say around the age of 25-35, one key factor to it, is to understand the difference between the 2 crucial elements that will determine whether your plan makes sense - or whether it doesn't. You need to understand what are assets and what are liabilities. The idea … Continue reading Is a house an asset?
The world is full of great, smart and amazing people, who have or had the gift to understand and connect some of the dots that happened in their lives, and to turn them into truly powerful statements. Some of these statements turned out to be true not only for them but also for others. Thus, … Continue reading What to do today?
One day, I was sitting alone at one of my restaurants in the hotel and having lunch. It was a beautiful day: We had a very solid hotel occupancy of 85%, the sun was shining, the ocean was calm, a fresh breeze was swirling through the entire garden and pool area and I had not … Continue reading It can get lonely at the top
FIRE stands for "Financial Independence Retire Early" and it's actually not a new concept. Any freedom-loving-person will have had this idea no matter at which point in time/history/place in the world. The idea behind it is very simple: Saving up cash, investing and stop working as soon as possible. It's a great idea, but unless … Continue reading FIRE – is also a job