Writing

2016.10.10

Retirement Savings Series

This is Allan gray’s first attempt at email marketing. I wrote half of the content in an 11-part series (the even numbered articles) on saving […]
2011.09.15

How To Take Holiday Photos

The famous French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once said your first 10 000 photographs are your worst. A depressing thought for the new...
2011.11.11

Eco-series: Carbon Offsetting

Greening your daily commute by taking public transport or biking is all good and well, but what happens when you have to cross an ocean. Air travel has always been one of the worst ways to travel from an environmental perspective, but what choice do you have when New York calls and a swim across the pond is out of the question
2009.03.31

How politicians entrench a legal system of bribery

If we are to trust politicians (and as a profession, politics by its nature attracts morally dubious individuals) to not be led by corporate interests, we might as well legalise the more overt forms of bribery. The needs of the corporate persons will soon overrule those of living, breathing people and society in general. The few corporations that have publicly declared their contributions include
2012.01.20

Sci-Fi Travel Gadgets

If sci-fi is anything to go by we are meant to have flying cars by now, but instead the most advanced form of travel is the lowly Segway. Transport and travel have certainly not lived up to the lofty expectations of science fiction, but in the spirit of optimism we've decided to compile a list of our favourite travel gadgets from sci-fi. A nerd can but dream of one day hopping onto a podracer to beat traffic or redo that embarrassing night out in the TARDIS
2016.12.01

What to do when (yes, when) you win the lotto

Many of us have romanced the idea of winning the lotto. The fantasies that follow are usually vivid and specific: luxury cars, extensive travelling and beachside property tend to feature prominently. The more ordinary lotto of a year-end bonus or thirteenth cheque is mentally spent way before we even get it, and often in very poor ways.
2015.09.14

Wikipedia – Allan Gray Investment Management

The above is the first article I contributed. It took some time to build up the mana to be allowed to create an article. The […]
2018.09.09

Thinking about your view of risk

A successful investment is when there is a match between the risk you expect or perceive and the actual risk of the fund. Calibrating your risk tolerance is a problem of psychology and the most difficult psychology to solve is often your own.
2017.09.21

Carnival Party Invite

Shimmer in sequins Or pull on a poncho It’s time to show why you’re the honcho Tango, salsa, mambo or samba Make them shout: ¡Ay, caramba!
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