Why is it that People never Learn

Why is it that people never learn? I came across this sentence in a very popular bestseller titled Shogun written by James Clavell. I read the book about 30 years ago and was interested in learning about Japanese culture – in particular the culture of the Japanese Samurai warriors. Well I certainly got my money’s […]

How Marconi discovered Radio Waves

There is a story of how the inventor Guglielmo Marconi discovered radio waves. He developed, demonstrated and marketed the first successful long-distance wireless telegraph and in 1901 broadcast the first transatlantic radio signal. Today we cannot live our day to day routine lives without making use of Marconi’s invention. Everything from the Internet to TV […]

Succeeding in the Markets and in Business

I have a plan for you to (almost) make sure of profits when you are investing in the Stock Markets. But be warned – this advice is coming from a person who quit the Markets more than 10 years ago and who is flat broke. So how can I expect to guide you to profits […]

The Difficulty of being Good

One of the principle tenets of the Bible and Christianity is not resisting evil and turning the other cheek if someone strikes you. Yet how many people – including those who call themselves good Christians – even try to live up to this ideal. It is an impossibly high standard in ethics. The difficulty may […]

Life in Old Age – the View of Socrates

I will soon be counted amongst senior citizens and like most people I am not looking forward to the experience of being old. I think many of my family and acquaintances will be of a similar age and will find the following passage of The Republic by Plato interesting and instructive. It is about being […]