A Metaphor for Mastery

I used this metaphor back when I ran courses. So here’s a freebie. Remember when you learned to drive? As a child you were Unconsciously Incompetent. You didn’t know how to drive and didn’t realise it. Consciously Incompetent – your first time behind the wheel. You didn’t know how to drive and hooboy do you …

Nobody knows anything – William Goldman

William Goldman opened his best-selling book Adventures in the Screen Trade with “Nobody knows anything”. Goldman writes movies. Good ones. His filmography to date according to the Internet Movie Database: Hearts in Atlantis (2001) (screenplay) General’s Daughter, The (1999) (screenplay) Absolute Power (1997) (screenplay) Fierce Creatures (1997) (uncredited) Ghost and the Darkness, The (1996) (written …

12 Life Insurance Rules of Thumb

American Express called this week. They’re selling a life insurance policy. So here are a dozen Life Insurance Rules of Thumb. 1. For the Term of his natural life?, or Jargon Busters Term Life Insurance is a straight-up insurance policy. You die (or some other defined incident) and the insurer pays money. Whole of Life …

Psychology of the Deal

Welcome to WealthEsteem — dedicated to the Psychology of the Deal. What does WealthEsteem mean to you? These are my musings on wealth creation, written during the quest for my second fortune. If my ideas work, great! See you in Monaco sipping Cosmopolitans. If they don’t, it’s a map of my folly. Hoist a cool …