Understanding your “lifetime tax bill” – part 1
Have you ever calculated how much tax you will pay during your life, and what you are getting in return? What are the alternatives?
You are what you read – a lockdown reading recommendation
Thanks to the coronavirus, the media are inundating us with negative messages like never before. How does it affect our wellbeing, and what should you do about it?
(My) 12 ways to make the most of the coronavirus lockdown
The coronavirus crisis limits our range of activities, potentially for months to come. Here is my personal plan on how to best deal with it all.
10 reasons not to date “woke” women (if you want to be successful in life)
Who you hang out with, date, or marry has enormous effects on all aspects of your life. I am saying this with the most positive possible connotation. There is vast potential in it for you if you manage to date the right person.
Highlights from this year’s Sark Opera (6-min video)
Get a glimpse of a spectacular weekend on Sark, featuring the Sark Opera 2019 and many other activities organised for guests from near and far.
How Money Dashboard managed to crowdfund GBP 6m
Are you planning a crowdfunding campaign for your company? You could do worse than learn from Money Dashboard’s experience.
Free eBook: Trump and Brexit – 10 reasons why I love their positive impact
The jurisdiction where you choose to live tends to have a tremendous impact on your life. That’s all the more the case when far-reaching political changes lead to countries taking a turn to an entirely new direction. My new eBook is an effort to provide a different, useful, and to some degree actionable, perspective on some of the most complicated subjects of our time.
10 points to check before working for a billionaire family office
Working for a billionaire family office can be incredibly rewarding and special. Make sure, though, to choose the position and its surrounding circumstances wisely!
How to prepare yourself for the pain and ridicule that comes with being an entrepreneur
What you are really about to experience when setting up your own business, and my hands-on advice on how to deal with it.
3 golden rules for making your network more valuable
How to squeeze the most long-term value out of your little black book.
Launch, launch, and launch again
Throw out the old notion of having just one shot for launching. Consider micro launches instead!
8 things you should demand before accepting a CEO position
If you are about to venture into the world of being a CEO, pay close attention to eight points that can save you from a lot of hardship, wasted time, and personal risks.
Join me for a World Premiere – if you can make it on 6 September
This is your chance to be among the first group ever to taste and enjoy the wine that was grown on the Barclay family’s Sark estate by a team led by Alain Renauld, formerly the owner of Chateau Quinault in France’s St. Emilion region.
The only 3 things about networking you need to know
I recently asked myself, what are the key lessons about networking and networks that I have learned in my roughly 25 years in business? What do I need to improve for the future? Three points particularly stuck out.
Free 44-page eBook about fundraising
Hot off the press: You can now download my free 44-page eBook about fundraising called “10 Reasons why your Fundraising WILL fail – the hard truths no one else is telling you about”.
Q10 interview: Building an online business with zero starting capital but keeping it 100% portable to live where ever you like – this man did it!
Equity analyst turned YouTuber, Sven Carlin, has created a following of 100,000 for his accessible, common sense investment analysis. He also created a portable business for himself!
Beware the email refuseniks – 3 dangerous types you should stay clear of!
If someone refuses to communicate by email, it’s all too often a sign that there is something seriously wrong.
12 reasons never to fundraise for your own business
Why every entrepreneur should strive to keep 100% of their business and never get involved in raising funds.
10 ideas for dramatically changing your work environment (or moving country!)
If you are dreaming of a life that is good for your business, good for your bank account, and good for your lifestyle, then this blog post might contain some useful insights and inspirations for you.
My new, free eBook: “10 places I recommend you visit during your lifetime”
“10 places I recommend you visit during your lifetime” is a one-off eBook that I’ve compiled for my readers. Over 46 pages (and with lots of high-resolution pics to whet your appetite), this guide summarises all those destinations that I’d add to my bucket list over and over again.
How to write while you sleep (really!)
The process of writing – or preparing for writing – is a very personal one. Here is the method that helped me increase my writing output by 30% to 50%, if not more. I have been using this method for about a quarter of a century.
Q10 interview: How to build a portable, lucrative online business in a (literally!) bricks-and-mortar industry
How do you spot a gap in a market that many consider boring and unsuitable for online entrepreneurs? Why does it pay to avoid external fundraising? What is the single biggest issue for running a business when travelling frequently? Here are ten questions I asked Andrew Boast about his inspiring journey.
How to listen to your gut feeling as competitive advantage in business and life
I have made it one of my priorities to hone my ability to listen to that inexplicable, quirky urge you get in your stomach region. As you will see in this article, this is actually a skill you can develop.
44 things I know because I am now 44
Here are some practical, easy-to-implement points of stuff that I would have paid money for if someone had taught me about them earlier in life.
How to put a (correct!) price-tag on your time as an entrepreneur
As an entrepreneur, you need to put a monetary value to decisions on how you spend your time. Here’s how to do it.
Sark trip – visit me 6-8 September 2019
If you are interested in a truly unique visit to the smallest independent state of the British Commonwealth, then now is your chance.
12 things Brexit teaches us about management
For Leavers and Remainers alike, Theresa May’s unsuccessful handling of Brexit offers a few useful, timeless and important lessons how to manage organisational change.
Q10 interview: Hands-on advice from a “Sovereign Man” for building a business, minimising taxes and living the life you’ve always dreamed of
Picking the brain of online entrepreneur Marco Wutzer: What opportunities exist for aspiring entrepreneurs in the years to come?
6 lesser-known reasons for deleting your social media accounts
There are already hundreds of articles about the pros and cons of deleting social media accounts. After some initial reluctance, I decided to add yet another one because I found a few aspects that have not yet received enough attention in the public debate.
Why every CEO should encourage reviews on Glassdoor
No one knows your company’s problems and weaknesses better than the people who work for you. Make sure to get their honest and direct feedback to help you improve things.