In the 1920’s, there lived a man named Edward Bernays. Edward was the nephew of psychologist Sigmund Freud, and became a marketing genius, before corporate marketing was really a thing. At the time, Bernays’ PR firm was working for a major pork and bacon manufacturer named Beech Nut Packaging. Bacon wasn’t really a thing back

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It was late at night, probably 2am, something like that. I was supposed to be preparing for an accounting workshop, which meant I was scrolling through Facebook, my accounting notes in front of me.  I watched the video again. And then again. Again. One more time. I don’t know how many times exactly, but it

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Alcohol is interesting. Just the fact I’ve drunk many hundreds of beers in my life, and I don’t even like beer. It says a lot. As a New Zealander, alcohol surrounded most of my adult life. When people celebrate, they drink. When they catch up with old friends, they drink. When they meet new friends,

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I bought a new juicer recently. Want to know how much it cost? $285. I agonised over it for days. My old juicer was working fine, but the new juicer was supposed to give me more juice, which meant more nutrients, and less waste, and hopefully that would make it worth it in the long

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I know what it’s like, to grow up wanting to be white. I grew up in the early nineties in New Zealand. This was a time when it was normal for me to be the only Asian kid in my class, the only Asian kid on my soccer team, the only Asian kid in a

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This isn’t an article about Bitcoin.  I’ll forgive you for thinking so, because of the title. But it’s not. It’s an article about travel, people, life, and the amazing world around us. Let me tell you a story. When I visited Tanzania for the first time, the security guard at my hostel was a Masai.

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I’ve been getting this question a lot recently. Well maybe not a lot, but more than usual. I suppose I’m at that stage where it’s getting kind of weird to be on the road all the time. One or two years; that’s normal. You have some adventures, see the world, then go home and get

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The journey used to be so clear. I knew exactly what I was trying to achieve. There was a list of places I had to go, things I had to do, experiences I had to tick off a list. Some vanilla, some sordid, some grand. I wanted battle scars, war stories. I was a boy.

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