How did you start investing?

I met a number of key people when I immigrated to New Zealand from Switzerland in 1995. The first, my mortgage broker, managed to secure a mortgage for my first property with a small deposit while I was a student at Auckland University. When I sold the property three years later I made more money […]

Property lottery: From $285,000 to $7 million

Cherie Howie shouted in today’s NZHerald that the sale of a Whenuapai (West Auckland) land sale was better than Lotto. Let’s analyse this claim and see whether we agree or not. From the article we understand that an investment of $285,000 in 1995 increased in value to $7,000,000 in this month’s sale. Furthermore, the vendor […]

Redesigning The Office

I think most things around us can be designed to be better for people. Here’s my take on the modern office — a better place to do good work. It has all the usual office things like Wi-Fi, AC power, and a desk for working. It also has a couch for thinking, and a view […]