All the stuff I wish people had told me before I got started

I’m not writing this claiming to be some 27 year old self-made millionaire that has already retired, living off dividend incomes from my wildly diversified market beating share portfolio.

Why? Because it just isn’t true.

My job is my main source of income, I eat oats for breakfast to save…

Why I put my money where I do

Deciding how to structure your investment portfolio will have a huge impact on its performance, so it’s pretty fundamental. …

The unlikely story of Vitalik Buterin, SHIBs, DOGE and a cheap laptop from Target

Over two days in early May 2021 Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, donated $1.6bn of the Dogecoin rip off Shiba Inu to various charities and burned a further $6.3bn. This is how and why he did it.

What is Shiba Inu?

Shiba Inu, or SHIB, is a knock off of Dogecoin — the…

What inspired me to take the writing plunge


Let’s not beat around the bush here, getting paid is the main reason why my publishing cadence has increased over the last year or so. Money wasn’t always the main reason, but since I started publishing behind the paywall my writing has…

Five essential conditions for creating sustainable investment value

Intelligent investing has serious potential to address the sustainability challenges of today. By redirecting capital from unsustainable to sustainable businesses, the market sets a clear precedent that taking into account purely financial matters is no longer enough. Companies need to think about…

Crucial bits of detail that paint a more realistic picture of the retire early movement

FIRE is great. I love the idea, it’s super motivational. If I work hard and spend extremely frugally for just a few more years I can submit my last timesheet, hang up my hardhat, power…

How knowing this will make measuring product success 100x easier

I love the concept of understanding what game your product is playing. It is so simple, so intuitive, and yet so useful that every product team should be asking themselves on a regular basis what game their product is playing…

The maths behind why and when the next crypto boom might be coming

Crypto is dead, long live crypto

Crypto is in dire straits once again. The total market cap for all currencies was in freefall throughout May 2021, losing nearly half its value ($2.5bn to $1.3bn) in less than two weeks. Tesla denounced the carbon…

Michael Yorke

Product manager. Self-titled free thinker. Rat in the race looking for a gap in the fence.

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