Australia (Oz) taught me so much and I was so green in my twenties that looking back, I consider my years from the age of twenty one to twenty five to have been my college education. Also, it was the years leading up to the move to Australia, where I worked in the toughest jobs in Canada, from work camps inside the Arctic circle and up the sides of the Rocky Mountains. Seasonal work in every industry, such as mining, logging, tree-planting and lot’s of pipeline construction, with a stint in seismic to boot.
I was RWA (ready willing and able) in Oz
I survived the first part of my youth and felt well prepared for Australia and one lesson I learned there from the very beginning, well two, always say “Good day” to people you pass in the morning, whether you know them or not, and the second and most important lesson; there’s no free lunch. Although I did here about young Brits who had come to exploit the unemployment insurance that accept people who had never previously worked to pay into it. That was what they called “the Dole” since they doled it out and some people surfed every day while collecting free money.
We all know that there’s a massive inequity in the distribution of wealth on our planet, much of it has to do with access to information. Yes, really, often times people just don’t know the same things other people know and usually it’s because we are not asking the right questions. However, what you come to learn, is that knowledge is power, not money and that is why Oz was part of my journey to find, obtain and consume knowledge.
Starting with the Penguin Classics I read every great author and anything recommended to me. From the start of my journey I’ve never had less than 3 books on the go at a time, same as now. I let each book suggest the next and follow all topics to their source, until I feel satisfied I understand and then move on. Some classic authors are harder to relate to, like James Joyce for example, it takes longer to appreciate than Joseph Conrad, for example but within every single book was the clues to my path to current day.
Fast forward to 2010 where the library in Youtube had now grown to encompass every single writer, every single book and all the ideas contained within them and indexed out into incredible byte sized downloads, to meet the maximum data input rate, of an information addict (me) accustomed to the highest doses, that is how I am. I turned that logic analysis machine, which is my mind, into a funnel with filters and then poured as much information through it as was possible.
One of my main questions, especially because I have been the editor of Invest Offshore and report on cross-border banking, is there an evil cabal of people who intentionally control the world through the central banking system? Then, secondly, and largely because of my favourite classic that touches upon this topic with historical context; The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli what knowledge can I derive from this information.
The answer is to the first is yes, and corroborated by the The Creature from Jekyll Island (1994) by G. Edward Griffin. The answer to the second is to become an agent of Private Placement Programs (PPP) and to become knowledgeable in Bank Trading Platforms. Then with this knowledge, seek and find qualified participants and inform them of this knowledge, explain how it can benefit them and provide an introduction to the experts.
The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.Niccolò Machiavelli
The Prince is an extended analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power. It includes 26 chapters and an opening dedication to Lorenzo de Medici. The dedication declares Machiavelli’s intention to discuss in plain language the conduct of great men and the principles of princely government.
So in the end, it’s who you know and what you know, then being able to prove that you can help them. That sounds an awful lot like politics to me : ). So, all you need to know, is someone with vast amounts of money and show them Private Placement Programs (PPP) and Bank Trading Platforms, then introduce them to a banker that is willing to award you for introducing the person with vast quantities of money.
Sounds simple right? Like Money for nothing, just remember though, that there’s no free lunch.
Money for Nothing Macchiavelli Photo credit: Prachatai on Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC-ND
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