About Me

BIO

  • Born in Sydney, Australia
  • Have lived just over half my life in USA (New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina, and California)
  • Have been involved in IT for all of my working life, with most of that time focused on Computer Networks
  • Have spent the last 10 years of my career in Corporate Strategy roles (what businesses a company should be in, how resources should be allocated across businesses, market dynamics)
  • Have four times in my life spent 2 months traveling a continent/country: Australia, Europe, USA, and Indochina/SE Asia (current)
  • Have visited 42 countries, some obviously more deeply than others
  • Married with children
  • Am currently traveling / consulting
  • All of life has taught me lessons, including travel

Things I believe

  • Genetic variation between humans is very small, we are essentially all the same. I would extend this comment to the differences between men and women, which are also small in the big scheme of things.
  • I believe all humans experience similar emotions
  • Among the most important rights are life and liberty, and without the former there cannot be the latter.
  • Among the most important distinctions is the difference between “happiness” / instant pleasure and long-term joy
  • Joy is a practice every bit as much as physical fitness is

Countries/Territories I have visited

  1. Australia (born)
  2. USA (live)
  3. Albania (drove through, don’t remember any stops)
  4. Austria
  5. Bahamas
  6. Bermuda
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Cambodia
  9. Canada
  10. China
  11. Croatia
  12. Egypt
  13. Fiji
  14. France
  15. Germany
  16. Greece
  17. Hong Kong
  18. Ireland (south)
  19. Italy
  20. Jamaica
  21. Japan
  22. Korea (South)
  23. Laos
  24. Liechtenstein
  25. Macedonia
  26. Malaysia
  27. Mexico
  28. Monaco
  29. Montenegro (drove through, don’t remember any stops)
  30. Myanmar
  31. New Caledonia (Noumea)
  32. Norway
  33. Qatar
  34. Saudi Arabia
  35. Slovenia (drove through, don’t remember any stops)
  36. Spain (Barcelona)
  37. Switzerland
  38. Thailand
  39. The Netherlands
  40. Turkey
  41. UAE (Dubai)
  42. United Kingdom (England)
  43. Vanuatu
  44. Vatican City
  45. Vietnam