8-hour work days are for factory workers
8 hour days are absurd and so are 5 day work weeks. Most work schedules in the knowledge economy should be outcome based, not time based.
Tim, I love your unabashed honesty. Thank you for publishing what most are thinking but are afraid to share.
For an Aussie, you are spot on for your observations on the US. Money drives this country as all over the world. Our politicians are a like lap dogs- they do not represent the citizens. I find all your observations spot on for such a young bloke. Totally enjoy your pithy articles. Ed
I think lithium digging will make mess in my poor agricultural country, although company owners say everything will be OK and that we should be happy for ecological electrical cars. :(
Hey Tim, I must admit that I missed your writing for busy and frustrated.
It touches so many things like the white glove finger walking in search for dust. It's mainly hilarious with serious full stops.
I enjoy it a lot!
Truth! I'm relieved there are still people out there that observe and THINK. Each one of these points could be a book or at least a long read article. Here's to staying un-canceled. Cheers!
So true. Glad someone else feels this way!
Excellent! I do enjoy your writing.
Nice article Tim!
Just a small point on 11) There are some pretty big barriers to us all being able to drive electric cars right now. Most Countries don't have the electrical grid infrastructure to support a big increase in usage. That is changing but it's quite slow and very expensive so the payback isn't great. Once you want to go out of an urban area that becomes even more challenging. There are lots of potential solutions to this but where you are in the World really dictates whether those are practical or not.
Batteries are an eternal problem. They are the pollution of the future. Not only are they problematic over their lifetime (you can't just replace a failed cell with a new on as they degrade so you need a similarly aged cell to replace your failed one). They don't last that long and in cars that is a disaster, they need to last 30 years - electric cars won't make 10 years currently. That's also an economic disaster waiting to happen. Oh, and recycling the batteries is very difficult (read - virtually non existant for the high capacity batteries like Lithium Ion). New technologies will come online though, just no where near as quickly as electric cars need.
Why the limited access? Curious….
Thank you Tim for taking the time and your kindness in responding. No, my Casa Rehoboth fresh, organic, Sicilian cold- pressed extra-virgin olive oil is easy to make as the sun ripened olives are simply picked from the tree, washed in clean mountain water and pressed - nothing else! It tastes like nothing you can buy in the supermarket and has truly awesome health benefits. As a thank you for taking the time to respond to my message, if you like, I’d love to send you a little resource I made (I’m a former teacher) outlining how you and your loved ones could benefit from this kind of real olive oil (even if it’s not mine, as I don’t have alot yet and only export to the UK, where my family help me to bottle it up). Thanks for all your amazing content and good luck with building YOUR digital business -you give GREAT value
I wholeheartedly agree on 11 of those 13 topics. Two of them appeared to be coming from a subjective place, but that's okay! Still enjoyed the read, so thank you!
Was the webinar How to Come up with Better Ideas taped? I missed it and it sounds interesting!!
I was born near Perth (Subiaco) , Western Australia of an Aussie Mom and an American sailor and previously indicated. So I am both an American and an Aussie. The one thing I really enjoy about your writing and views is that they are always spot on but the most important thing about you, and this is from the heart, your honesty and openness about your experiences and past.
Yeah, not rocket science, but thanks for taking the time to write it all out concisely! I did a bit like you - despite being a bit older (or alot :) I packed in my London life and career and bought a lovely little house in rural Sicily, with 2 acres of olives, fruit and nuts (not me!). Now I spend alot more time doing real stuff and hanging out with humans and make a lovely living selling my fantastic olive oil, teaching young people who come out to this beautiful jewel island where their food actually comes from, while they help me harvest it and taking their parents around on luxury organic 'Foodie' holidays full of amazing food, wine, culture and history! Could be worse...... https://www.zest4organicfoodgrowing.com/sicilian-foodie-holidays/
Hey Tim. A very insightful and thought provoking article. I am making a conscious effort to cut down on social and political media. It's a serial time waster and energy sapper.