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S1 Ep.3: Goal Setting

Scott 12/05/2018

On this week’s show, I’ll be discussing various means by which you can set goals, including Tim Ferriss’ fantastic dream-lining method & the Donkey Kong method, as well as discussing my own goals for the coming year. I want to be accountable to you guys and to give you some ideas for goals you to might want to set for yourselves!

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S1 Ep.2: Social Media

Scott 11/27/2018

On today’s show, I’ll be discussing the wonderful world of social media and the joys I’ve had documenting on the various platforms so far, as well as areas for personal improvement over the coming weeks.  I’ll also be discussing three emerging platforms which could threaten to knock the existing heavyweights out of the ring: Alexa, Twitch and Tik Tok. Enjoy!

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S1 Ep.1 – Hi.

Scott 11/22/2018

On today’s show, I’ll be giving a quick run-down of my ‘origin story’ and how I came to launch ScottBar, as well as discussing a key principle – a key question – that I think about every single day. This question comes courtesy of Gary Keller’s fantastic business book, ‘The ONE Thing‘, which I highly recommend!

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9 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Uni

Scott 10/01/2018

I finally watched The Shape of Water. It had been on my list for a while, and having finished my degree a few months ago, I’ve had more time on my hands to do things. One line in particular really stood out. It was spoken by a cheerful old man reflecting on his life so far: “I wish I’d slept around more and looked after my teeth better.” It got me thinking. What useful bits of advice would I tell my younger self? I’m not exactly an old geezer but there are some things I definitely wish I’d known before starting. […]

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Roundup of My Favourite Quotes

Scott 08/19/2018

Having reviewed nearly 40 books over the past year, I figured it would be a good time to take stock. To reflect on those books which I particularly enjoyed. But where to start?! Honestly, I’ve garnered so many insights from so many of these books! From economics to relationships and everything in between, each one has offered something unique. It’s been a real pleasure delving into them and I’m looking forward to many more ‘wow’ moments over the coming years! It wouldn’t be fair to single out any book. They’ve all been well worth the time. The only thing I […]

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How Did Trump Win?

Scott 11/16/2017

Let me be clear: I’m not a Trump fan. I repeat: I’m not a Trump fan. Earlier this week, however, I listened to a really interesting podcast between James Altucher and Scott Adams – creator of the Dilbert comic. In it, they discussed all things persuasion, including the 2016 US Presidential Race. One of the themes that floated to the surface was Trump’s persuasion skills. Could it be these skills that helped Trump win the race? Scott Adams certainly seems to think so. The following is a clipped transcript of some of the things they discussed. Talent Stack & Micro Skills […]

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How Bitcoin Became a Thing

Scott 10/21/2017

When we think about the financial markets in 2017, things are pretty strange. They’re certainly not like they used to be a decade ago. For example, many countries around the world have negative interest rates (or close to it). Sweden, Cyprus, Denmark – even Germany – have yields of less than 0% for their 2 year sovereign bonds. How’s that even possible? If I lend money today, why would I ever settle for less money back when it’s returned? It makes no sense whatsoever! The reason this is happening is extremely complex and difficult to understand. Billionaires Charlie Munger and […]

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The Invention of ‘The Economy’

Scott 09/13/2017

Sure, people talked about how many ships came in on any given day. They also talked about wheat harvests and the like. However, this idea that we take for granted today – the idea of there being this thing called ‘The Economy’ – simply didn’t exist 100 years ago. Today, not only do we talk about this thing called ‘The Economy’, we often talk about it in single digits. So, without even thinking about what it means, we can say something like “last year, the UK economy grew by 1.6%”. The question is how did we get to this point […]

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Brexit: 1 good, 5 gazillion bad?????

Scott 02/21/2017

The worst double-act since Dick and Dom. Ugh. You know who I mean. I don’t want to think about them and I’m sure you don’t either. Unfortunately, I have to. I’m an economics student. Sorry folks but this ain’t gonna be pretty. That’s the truth. Sure, Brexit might not be such a bad thing (maybe) but 4 years of President Trump?? Jeez; shoot me now. Okay, things might not be so bad. It’s not like he wants to build a wall or start a trade war with China or spout the BBC is fake news or scrap Obamacare or… or… Oh wait… […]

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