CurrencyFair invited me to their official Singapore launch for the week ending September 27th. They also asked me to speak about money. I spoke at 7 different locations: three WeWork locations, The American Club, the British Club, The Sampan and at Hot Lotz Auction House. I also enjoyed CurrencyFair’s official launch at Raffles Hotel, and two Channel News Asia interviews. My interviews will air in mid-late October.
One of my favorite talks is about the science of happy spending. When we’re parting with our money, what gives us the biggest bang for our happiness buck? You might think this relates entirely to the individual. But behavioral science shows some very consistent elements. I’ve written about it this here and here. Thank you, WeWork and The American Club for co-hosting these talks.
At the HotLotz Auction House, I spoke to a group of (mostly) women. I enjoyed explaining how women investors beat men. In a traditional man-woman relationship, more often than not, men take the investment helm. But I explained why they shouldn’t. I’ve also written about this here.
At the Sampan, I joined a panel of three others for a HoneyCombers, event. We shared our thoughts on financial freedom, being a digital nomad and how to best build and promote a business that you could take on the road. CurrencyFair’s CEO, Paul Byrne, joined Andrea Edwards, founder of The Digital Conversationalist and Marielle Reussink, entrepreneur and founder of The EMMS.
I hadn’t done anything like this before. It was a fun learning experience that I think the audience enjoyed. I really enjoyed chatting with Paul, Andrea and Marielle. Andrea, if you’re reading this, we look forward to seeing you in Phuket. Special note: Don’t be too kind to homeless people like me. My wife and I might just show up on your doorstep.
Finally, at the British Club, I spoke about how your investments should reflect these uncertain times. Thank you, Expat Living, for co-hosting this talk and the one at HotLotz. If you’re curious about the message, I’ve written about the general theme here and here.
We look forward to an upcoming talk at the International Community School of Singapore, and some pending talks at Singapore American School and Nexus International School. In November, we’ll fly to Dubai and Doha for a series of talks, including at least one that’s open to the public, at Doha’s Swiss International School. Here’s the registration link.
After that, Pele and I will re-enter the Bohemian world for a while, as we continue our journey to Argentina (from Canada) in our camper van.
If you would like to book me for financial talks, please contact my wife, Pele, at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can easily store the van (no matter where we are) and fly to your location. Pele can provide several speaking topics from which you could choose. If you’re interested in attending upcoming talks, I usually post them on the Facebook page here.