Tagged: luck

The Rugby World Cup, the All Blacks, and Luck

I wrote this article before the 2011 Rugby World Cup. (It had an original publication date of 4 September 2011. Have I been blogging that long?!) As we enter into the 2019 Rugby World...

Success is personal

“Success” for you is different to “success” for me. I’ve been reflecting on this lately in the context of my business. I celebrated the two year anniversary of Fairhaven Wealth a few months ago,...

The median is not the message

One of my best friends was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Among other things (including reevaluating my own life and my values and priorities), this prompted me to re-visit an article by Stephen Jay...

How to be lucky

We can implement strategies and organise our life to maximise the probability and impact of good luck and minimise the probability and impact of bad luck. This article summarises some of the ways we...

Of time, trains, and opportunity

You can’t force opportunities. But you can be ready for when opportunity arrives.  If you leave the door of your house a minute late, you’ll only be a minute later to your destination, right?...

Adventures in the multiverse

The concept of the “multiverse” is a wicked idea. According to  Wikipedia: The multiverse (or meta-universe) is the hypothetical set of possible universes, including the universe in which we live. Together, these universes comprise...

Is there a relationship between luck and morality?

For most people, it’s fairly easy – and natural – to think of ourselves or others as moral or ethical people. Or otherwise.  It’s an internal trait, that’s largely independent of context or circumstances. Right? But…...