About Me


  • 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 5 months traveling a continent/country: Australia, Europe, USA, Indochina/SE Asia/India, Antarctica/Chile/Argentina
  • Have visited 50 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. Argentina
  5. Antarctica
  6. Austria
  7. Bahamas
  8. Bermuda
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Cambodia
  11. Canada
  12. Chile
  13. China
  14. Croatia
  15. Egypt
  16. Fiji
  17. France
  18. Germany
  19. Greece
  20. Hong Kong
  21. India
  22. Ireland (Republic of)
  23. Italy
  24. Jamaica
  25. Japan
  26. Korea (South)
  27. Laos
  28. Liechtenstein
  29. Macedonia
  30. Malaysia
  31. Mexico
  32. Monaco
  33. Montenegro (drove through, don’t remember any stops)
  34. Myanmar
  35. Nepal
  36. New Caledonia (Noumea)
  37. Norway
  38. Qatar
  39. Saudi Arabia
  40. Slovenia (drove through, don’t remember any stops)
  41. Spain (Barcelona)
  42. Switzerland
  43. Thailand
  44. The Netherlands
  45. Turkey
  46. UAE (Dubai)
  47. United Kingdom (England)
  48. Vanuatu
  49. Vatican City
  50. Vietnam