Fun

  • Run – English bay and Stanley park. I ran around the bay at like 9:30pm at night and it was incredible. The view of the lights and the buildings and the bridges is incredible. I saw a full moon over the main buildings when I ran back the other way. The natural beauty is great around there, it feels a bit like you are running through a forrest and the shoreline is on the other side. Its a great spot to have a picnic or even a first or second date!

Places to Drink

  • Peckinpah – Carolina style BBQ food. Ribs look and smell amazing. Very cool vibe – Corner of Carrall St
  • Lamplighter – Cool pinball machines and nice big open space for having some drinks.
  • Chill Winston – Cool bar

Notes on drinking in Canada:

  • A bloody Mary is called a Bloody Caesar. They call it that because they have Clamato which actually has clam juice in it aswell as Tomato juice. Some people are turned off that but I personally couldnt tell the difference.

Places to eat

  • Peaceful Chinese – Northern Style chinese – Dumplings and all the good and proper chinese food. Not American / Canadian style chinese that has lost its chinese authenticity. I love chinese food personally! (map)
  • The twisted fork – French style comfort food. The French toast stuffed with banana is awesome. The bloody Caesars look good too.
  • The Templeton – Diner – Super cheap – Good for breakfast but the lunch menu is terrible.
  • Joe’s Diner – American style diner. Cheap and good food. Open only till 4pm and they are ruthless with the time.
  • Dunns Famous Sandwiches - Big Deli style sandwiches – These things look incredible!

Things that will change in the future in the World

Things that will happen in the future:

  • You will get an electronic script as opposed to a hard copy one and you will just be able to walk into a pharmacy and buy it.
  • You will stop driving cars, robots will do it.
  • You will stop owning a computer, phone, tablet etc.. and instead just always be connected with 1 device.
  • Banks will stop paying interest to you for holding your money. Instead they will charge you to hold your money.
  • You will stop purchasing services like uber, deliveroo, home shopping delivery etc.. and instead purchase activities with an app that talks to those other apps. e.g. you will buy a party and it will talk with all the other apps to organise your friends, food, transport, reservations, payments etc.
  • Clear Pure Water will become the most expensive drink on earth.
  • Instead of getting plastic surgery on yourself you will get it on your robot avatar that represents you.
  • Virtual Reality tourism will become a bigger industry that real life tourism.
  • People will stop flying in aeroplanes and instead take high speed tubes and trains through the earth’s crust direct to where they want to go.
  • Natural beauty places will become the most rare and expensive destinations to live in.
  • Instagram will die because everyone has taken all of the photos that are worthy of being taken, it will become an archive to the internet of things. Instead people will watch videos of live events that are happening right now.
  • eSports will become the new military training ground for military recruitment.
  • People will stop getting married and instead form a new legal agreement outside of the government.
  • Schools will become custom education facilities that fast track train you in talents that are spotted at an early age.
  • Hospitals will mainly be run by robots and software engineers.
  • Children will be grown in a laboratory as a normal way to have a child.
  • Most humans will have a large portion of robotics inside them.
  • Packaging will become infinitely minimalist and biodegradable.
  • Fresh food that is not genetically modified will become the highest delicacy.
  • There will be a sea in the middle of Australia.
  • Solar power will be the normal  standard of energy production.
  • There will be no country borders, only the country of earth. In juxtaposition to the country of Mars.
  • Most children will have been to space by the age of 7.

How do most entrepreneurs make money

Like this:

Here are some interesting articles that I am reading or have read:

On Innovation

These are a collection of really powerful pieces and reads that I think a solid innovator needs to consume:

  • Jeff Bezos about how he keeps Amazon innovating: http://www.geekwire.com/2011/amazons-bezos-innovation/
  • In a way, that is like the nicest compliment I’ve ever gotten. First of all, I think we have gotten pretty lucky recently. You should anticipate a certain amount of failure. Our two big initiatives, AWS and Kindle — two big, clean-sheet initiatives — have worked out very well. Ninety-plus percent of the innovation at Amazon is incremental and critical and much less risky. We know how to open new product categories. We know how to open new geographies. That doesn’t mean that these things are guaranteed to work, but we have a lot of expertise and a lot of knowledge. We know how to open new fulfillment centers, whether to open one, where to locate it, how big to make it. All of these things based on our operating history are things that we can analyze quantitatively rather than to have to make intuitive judgments.

    When you look at something like, go back in time when we started working on Kindle almost seven years ago….  There you just have to place a bet. If you place enough of those bets, and if you place them early enough, none of them are ever betting the company. By the time you are betting the company, it means you haven’t invented for too long.

    If you invent frequently and are willing to fail, then you never get to that point where you really need to bet the whole company. AWS also started about six or seven years ago. We are planting more seeds right now, and it is too early to talk about them, but we are going to continue to plant seeds. And I can guarantee you that everything we do will not work. And, I am never concerned about that…. We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details…. We don’t give up on things easily. Our third-party seller business is an example of that. It took us three tries to get the third-party seller business to work. We didn’t give up.

    But. if you get to a point where you look at it and you say look, we are continuing invest a lot of money in this, and it’s not working and we have a bunch of other good businesses, and this is a hypothetical scenario, and we are going to give up on this. On the day you decide to give up on it, what happens? Your operating margins go up because you stopped investing in something that wasn’t working. Is that really such a bad day?

    So, my mind never lets me get in a place where I think we can’t afford to take these bets, because the bad case never seems that bad to me. And, I think to have that point of view, requires a corporate culture that does a few things. I don’t think every company can do that, can take that point of view. A big piece of the story we tell ourselves about who we are, is that we are willing to invent. We are willing to think long-term. We start with the customer and work backwards. And, very importantly, we are willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time.

    I believe if you don’t have that set of things in your corporate culture, then you can’t do large-scale invention. You can do incremental invention, which is critically important for any company. But it is very difficult — if you are not willing to be misunderstood. People will misunderstand you.

    Any time you do something big, that’s disruptive — Kindle, AWS — there will be critics. And there will be at least two kinds of critics. There will be well-meaning critics who genuinely misunderstand what you are doing or genuinely have a different opinion. And there will be the self-interested critics that have a vested interest in not liking what you are doing and they will have reason to misunderstand. And you have to be willing to ignore both types of critics. You listen to them, because you want to see, always testing, is it possible they are right?

    But if you hold back and you say, ‘No, we believe in this vision,’ then you just stay heads down, stay focused and you build out your vision.

  • David at 37 Signals on Adblocking https://signalvnoise.com/posts/3944-disruption-is-better-when-its-other-peoples-jobs

How to have new experiences when travelling

Say “Yes” to opportunities presented to you.

  • If someone invites you to something, –> Just say “Yes”.
  • If you see an opportunity, –> Just say “Yes”.
  • If you have idea to try something, –> Just say “Yes”.

The trick to being truly creative

“The trick to being truly creative, I’ve always maintained, is to be completely unselfconscious. To resist the urge to self-censor. To not-give-a-shit what anybody thinks. That’s why children are so good at it. And why people with Volkswagens, and mortgages, Personal Equity Plans and matching Louis Vuitton luggage are not.”

Stop giving a shit what other people think and you will actually start to actualise your dreams.

hat tip to Linds.

4 Ads that make me so emotional, I cry..

1. What a mum does for their children around the world.

2. Make a miracle happen for someone.

3. Forget the past. Call your dad.

4. Acts of great kindness come from the least likely person.

My hat is off to this great advertising. I remember these ads because I was so emotionally effected.

Fred Schebesta’s Values

I have been recently really inspired with what Kate Horman is doing over at her blog and the personal journey of growth she is going through and one of those parts was that of stating and aligning herself to a values based life. I got thinking and realised that I have needed to write these for quite some time and I just wanted to share them with you.

My values

  1. Uniqueness – I love being unique and different. I love things which are unique and different. I want to be unique. I hunt different. I respect others who are different and resonate with unique people.
  2. Playfulness – I love to have fun. I love to play games. I love to bring the fun into things that normally dont have much fun in them.
  3. Self reliance / Independence – I have a fierce will to be independent. This goes hand in hand with my uniqueness and I hunger always for it. I respect deeply in others their ability to be independent and inspire themselves, soothe themselves through trouble, learn and innovate through problems and face adversity by themselves.
  4. Excellence – I respect and admire the best of the best. I myself hold my expectations only to the standard of excellence. Every detail, every shape, every form, every word and every second myst be excellent.
  1. (Updated 9th Oct 2015) Loyalty - I am extremely loyal to a tight select group of people. I trust them. I am honest to them. I am transparent to them. I tell only the full truth. I’ve been thinking about this value and I dont think its a value. I think the key is just to be truthful.

What are your values?

Please share them in the comments below, or email them to me. Just post a dot point list like my one above. I forecast that almost no one will ever do this because most people dont know their values and find it really hard to actually write them down.

I would like to also contend that when you write your values, you should also write your things you DONT value. This will help you understand yourself even more, because you will think at times, why did I behave a certain way. If you know that you don’t value it, then you will feel fine about it.

How to actually solve environmental problems


This is how you solve the carbon dioxide problem on the earth.

These are the steps you need to take to solve any environmental problem on earth.

  1. Get a business to solve the problem and make money.
  2. Get the government to support the business. Tesla has had quite a bit of financial help from the US government.
  3. Let the free market commoditise it.
  4. Problem solved.

Core insight about the government trying to solve problems

  • If you want to prevent something from happening –> Get the government to prevent it happening. e.g. If you don’t want people to kill each other, get the government involved.
  • If you want something to start happening –> Get the government to support a business that is solving the problem. e.g. if you want to solve an environmental problem, get a business involved and support it with the government.
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Fred Schebesta

Life Goal
My Mission is to help you make positive changes in your life, by doing that, maybe in some small way, I will help you achieve all that you ever wanted to be.