Planning the next year

Today is the last day of the first week of December and it's about time to get serious about the plan for 2020. I have spent some sleepless nights on reviewing my personal budget for the next year, adjusting savings targets, expenses and thinking about upcoming opportunities. Health For 2020, I target a savings rate … Continue reading Planning the next year

Stakeholders are the better shareholders

There was some amazing news coming from Wall Street a few weeks ago. 181 CEOs, members of the so-called business roundtable and representatives of some of the largest companies in the USA, declared that maximizing shareholder value is no longer the single purpose of their companies. Instead, the emphasis would shift towards stakeholders. I believe … Continue reading Stakeholders are the better shareholders

Depending on work is not a smart long-term plan

I don’t remember whether my parents were asking me about my aspirations when I was young. I also don’t remember hearing them talking to neighbours, friends or family about what I am going to do when I grow up. They never really tried to push any particular profession on me. Maybe because they wanted me … Continue reading Depending on work is not a smart long-term plan

Career Advise for FIRE aspirants

I like to write sometimes about my work. First, because it is an exciting job, and second, because there are countless lessons I gathered on my path to the top. As some readers will already know, I am a General Manager in a hotel, currently in Thailand. Most recently I was able to secure a … Continue reading Career Advise for FIRE aspirants

Following smart people

There are a few things we learn from our parents while growing up. One thing my parents were preaching to me (which I really wouldn't follow) was to stay close with smart people. Even better: People who would be smarter than me. That's a great advise. But one needs to be ready to truly understand … Continue reading Following smart people