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Adjusted for inflation, Rockefeller Was Almost Three Times Richer Than Bezos

According to the Hurun Global Rich List 2020 released yesterday 27 February 2020, the world has minted 346 new billionaires since 2019. The annual ranking of global US-Dollar billionaires are a snapshot of the financial standings of some of the world’s richest individuals as of 31 January 2020 and it is the Hurun Report has produced the Global Rich List for its ninth year running, this year, sponsored by Shimao Shenkong International Center, a real estate development in Shenzhen.

“A boom in tech valuations and strong stockmarkets across the US, India and China propelled the billionaires to record heights. The US had a record number of 626 billionaires. China, despite the Trade War, added 182 new faces to hit 799 billionaires, three times the number of new faces in the US, widening the gap with the US.” – Hurun Report chairman and chief researcher Rupert Hoogewerf

Hurun Global Rich List 2020 discovers 346 new billionaires added since 2019 and Booming Industries due to Coronavirus

According to Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman and chief researcher of the Hurun Report which produces the Global Rich List 2020, “China today has more billionaires than the US and India combined.” Indeed, wealth hit new record highs, rising 16% to US$11 trillion, rebounding after a 9% decrease in 2019. Analogously, the billionaires on Hurun’s Global Rich List could form  “the third largest country in the world, with total wealth equating to more than the GDP of any country other than the USA and China. The top 10 have a staggering US$1 trillion,” said Hoogewerf

Jeff Bezos is still on the top of the list despite a divorce and giving away US$10 billion

“The Global Rich List could form the third largest country in the world with their total wealth more than equal the GDP of any country other than USA and China.”

Ranking 2,816 billionaires from 71 countries and from 2,182 companies. The Rich List saw 346 new billionaires added from 2019; with 1,811 increasing their overall net worth while 604 saw their wealth decrease, losing 130 drop-offs from billionaire status largely due to falling real estate prices. Meanwhile 369 saw their billionaire holdings remain relatively unchanged.

Real Estate might have led some of the biggest declines in fortunes but its nevertheless still a formidable driver of wealth. By industry. Tech generated 18% of total wealth, followed by Investment 11%, Retail 9% and Real Estate, 8.5%. By number of billionaires, tech was the primary source of wealth for 12.7% of billionaires, followed by real estate 9.6%, manufacturing 8.7% and investments 8.6%.

“Every day we think we could be near a bottom, and every day we are not. Today, there were more reports of the virus showing up in places like Croatia, France, Germany, Austria, Greece and elsewhere. Borders are lines on a map. The virus has spread, and the question is how much do people change their travel plans.” – Cowen analyst Helane Becker

The Rise of Tech stocks and the Impact of the Coronavirus

The year leading into 2020 has generally been good for stock markets. NASDAQ (composition of the Composite is heavily weighted towards information technology companies) led the way with a 26% increase, whilst India and China’s stock markets rose 15% and 14%. However, these gains have been mostly wiped as realisation dawned that containment of the COVID-19 outbreak would likely be impossible, sending the Dow Jones down 1,200 points according to the Wall Street Journal. That said, despite the panic sell off which triggered a stop-loss protocol on the Chinese stock exchange after it re-opened following an extended Lunar New Year break to curb spreading of the coronavirus, China’s stock market is still rallied to a tune of 14% since 2019’s Rich List.

With much of China stuck at home in lockdown, the coronavirus has resulted in mini booms for online content providers like education and games – as a result, strong performances were evident this year in  online game companies, including Wu Xushun (US$2.4bn) of 37 Interactive Entertainment, up 29%, Chi Yufeng (US$5.1bn) of Perfect World up 17%, Lin Qi (US$1.2bn) of Yoozoo, up 8%, as well as Robin Li of Baidu, whose online video platform iQiyi rose 8%.

Perfect World Investment & Holding Group chairman Chi Yufeng (PRNewsfoto/Perfect World Co., Ltd.)

The school shutdown also benefitted online education providers like Chen Xiangdong (US$4.7bn) of Genshuixue who saw his share price rise by a third since end January, and market leader Zhang Bangxin (US$10.4bn) of TAL Education also rising.

Pharmaceutical companies, especially Healthcare entrepreneurs specialising in vaccinations also performed solidly including An Kang (US$4.2bn) of Hualan Biological Engineering, up 23%, Du Weimin (US$4.7bn) of Biokangtai, up 15% and Jiang Rensheng (US$8.8bn) of Zhifei Biological Products, which was up 8%.

As a result of travel advisories and/or travel bans both for both in-bound and out-bound travellers, industries that have been impacted the most include hospitality and travel companies, on the Global Rich List of the hardest hit – Zhang Yong of restaurant brand Haidilao, down 12%, Wang Xing of delivery platform Meituan-Dianping, down 15%.

Bernard Arnault LVMH

The only non American among the top 5 billionaires – Bernard Arnault

When the world depends on you to be both producers and consumers, this is what results: China led the biggest growth of billionaires on Hurun’s Global Rich List with 182 newly minted high net worth individuals, followed by USA and India with 59 and 44. newcomers to the billionaire’s club came from tech (74), manufacturing (52), real estate (41), pharma (43), retail (30) and food & beverage (30); with 79 of the fastest risers. adding US$5 billion or more to their net worth over the past year, led by 25 from China, 10 from USA, 5 from France and 4 from India.

However, 7 of the world’s Top 10 billionaires on Hurun’s Global Rich List 2020 are from the USA. Steve Ballmer, Armancio Ortega and Bernard Arnault added over US$20 billion each, topping the list.  The Top 10 also added US$140 billion over the year and are now worth US$961 billion or 9% of the total list.

  1. Jeff Bezos, of Amazon retains the top spot in the Hurun Global Rich List 2020 with US$140bn, down US$7bn, mainly due to the world’s largest divorce settlement with former wife MacKenzie Bezos
  2. Bernard Arnault, the only non American among the top 5 billionaires, up two spots to second place with US$107bn, up US$21bn on last year.
  3. Bill Gates, dropped down to third place on the Hurun Global Rich List 2020, with US$106bn, despite growing his wealth US$10bn.
  4. Warren Buffett, dropped down one place to fourth spot, despite a US$14bn or 16% increase to US$102bn.
  5. Mark Zuckerberg, aged 35, the youngest on the list, wealth was up by US$4bn, keeping him in fifth place with US$84bn.
  6. Amancio Ortega, owner of Zara, up one place to sixth, on the back of a massive US$25bn increase to US$81bn. Tadashi Yanai, 70, of Fast Retailing, the owner of clothes retailer Uniqlo, also saw his wealth increase by over 40% to propel him into the Top 100 for the first time.
  7. Carlos Slim Helu, a significant shareholder of the New York Times and financial conglomerate Citigroup, down one place to seventh with US$72bn.
  8. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, founders of Google, both made the Top 10 for the second year running, up 26% and 26% to US$68bn and US$67bn.
  9. Mukesh Ambani, of Reliance maintained a Top 10 place for the second time after a US$13bn or 24% surge in his wealth to US$67bn.
  10. Steve Ballmer of Microsoft was the biggest winner on the list this year, on the back of Microsoft’s share price surge past US$1 trillion valuation and become the world’s most valuable company again.

Final Word, How many billionaires are there in the world exactly?

Hoogewerf says, “The world today has 6,500 dollar billionaires, up 500 on last year, assuming that for everyone we found, we have probably missed at least one if not more, particularly from the Gulf states.  We have found 626 billionaires in the USA, for example, suggesting the true number should be at least double that, perhaps as many as 1,500. In China, we have found 800, but the actual number should be closer to 2,000.”



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Shanghai Apartment in Huangpu District.

Internationally acclaimed and award-winning design practice specializing in management, procurement and interior work, Carlisele Design Studio has once again exceeded expectation and showcased an unseen standard of quality, and well balanced composition of modern luxury and amenity.

The Phoenix Mansions of Hangzhou, China By Carlisele Design Studio

Thai Villa in Natai Beach, Khok Kloi, Phang Nga province.

Employing a breadth of expertise with Architects, Interior Designers, Lighting and Product Designers from ten nationalities, the team is united by its core values of ‘integrity’, ‘trust’ and ‘transparency’ which they bring to every aspect of each commission they undertake.

Mayfair Club

With an extensive portfolio of residential, developmental and hospitality work, the London-based Carlisele Design Studio is revered for their holistic turnkey service approach which melds creative ingenuity with a rigorous goal-oriented management-style.

Phoenix Mansions – Hangzhou, China

From the Belgravia Townhouse, to the Lagos villa and residence, and a family home in New York – the contemporary show apartment and villa, known as the Phoenix Mansions of Hangzhou, China, not only combines a traditional Chinese aesthetic with 21st century Western design, but remains the studio’s most distinct and revolutionary product, to date.

Phoenix Mansions – Hangzhou, China

Featuring bedrooms for each family member, the Phoenix Mansions represent a narrative of elegance, outstanding flexibility and blue-sky thinking through the studio’s meticulous selection of bespoke furniture, fabrics, and equipment – utilizing leather and a neutral color palette of soft pink and grey, the show apartment exudes femininity.

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Many cantons in Switzerland are fast becoming holiday home destinations all thanks to its unique propositions; of course the allure of skiing in the alps!

The Residences at Hard Rock Hotel Davos Switzerland

The Residences at Hard Rock Hotel Davos Switzerland

Nestled between France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Italy, the landlocked country of Switzerland has always punched well above its weight compared to its much larger neighbours. A haven for the rich and known for its luxury watch industry, private banking, and beautiful countryside, Switzerland attracts people from around the world. It also happens to have a very unique property market.

The incredibly low cost of borrowing in Switzerland has led to the demand levels we are now seeing for purchasing a home, with transaction prices up over the last two quarters. Rent yields remain low, while a strong Swiss Franc versus the Euro continue to make it more expensive for Europeans to buy properties within Switzerland as opposed to other countries with better exchange rates.  This will not put off investors looking for a stable economy to park their hard-earned cash though. Although restrictions in place make some cantons difficult to purchase property in as a foreigner, all is not lost. As such, a holiday home destination, as opposed to the capital city, might be the right move for the right investor.

The spacious open-plan living and dining area of a unit at The Residences at Hard Rock Hotel, Davos, Switzerland

The spacious open-plan living and dining area of a unit at The Residences at Hard Rock Hotel, Davos, Switzerland

One such place attracting foreign investment is Davos. Situated in the canton of Graubünden, Davos offers a luxurious retreat outside of the country’s two major cities. Known for its beautiful countryside and home to the World Economic Forum, Davos hasn’t been on the global stage yet for its exquisite property market. Homes here don’t come cheap, with the median asking price of CHF 930,000 (approx. USD 939K). Prices are up 12 per cent on the previous year and as ever Switzerland remains a stable investment market especially in light of the current situation within the European Union.

Balcony offering views of mountains

Balcony offering views of mountains at The Residences at Hard Rock Hotel, Davos, Switzerland

Those looking to rent their property should also take into consideration the higher than average rental price within the town. Rents are up 5 per cent on last year and with an average price per month of CHF 1,548 (approx. USD 1,563), however, remains lower than the average in the canton of Graubünden.


The Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel, Davos

Rock n’ roll finally made it to Switzerland thanks to The Residences at the Hard Rock Hotel, Davos. The fully furnished luxurious residences offer fun for those looking at a full-year holiday destination. Located several thousand metres above sea level, Davos is excellent for those who love the mountainous outdoors with skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.

Opened in 2018, the property provides residences with the typical Hard Rock experience. Rock n’ roll memorabilia throughout including a prize Elvis Presley silk shirt, a Hard Rock Cafe, and an upbeat party atmosphere – not your typical Swiss retreat. And with world-famous architects, Woods Bagot having given their expert touch throughout the development, it’s no wonder this is one of the most sought-after properties in the area.

Modern decor and aesthetics are created in this living room of The Residences at Hard Rock Hotel Davos Switzerland

Modern decor and aesthetics are created in this living room of The Residences at Hard Rock Hotel Davos Switzerland

The modern vibe of the hotel is expressed in the Residences. Each of the one-, two-, and three-bedroom units have a chic contemporary style that oozes rock n’ roll. Open plan layouts mean that each apartment is ideal for entertaining. While private parking and a secure ski room enable you to easily leave the resort either by car or ski.

Fully-equipped kitchen

The fully-equipped kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel Davos Switzerland

The amenities featured at the hotel and residences set the Hard Rock Hotel, Davos even further above sea level. The Rock Spa allows guests and residents to access a unique experience where music is added into the treatment fold. It’s so good that it won the Silver Travvy Award for Best Spa & Wellness Hotel/Resort this year. There’s also Rock Om yoga for all those yogis out there looking for an alternative yoga experience. Prices start at CHF 840,000 (approx. USD 848K) to CHF 2 million (approx. USD 2.02 million) for one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, ranging from 646 to 1,378 sq ft. 


The Chedi's living room

The Chedi’s living room

The Chedi Residences Andermatt
For those looking for Asian style in the heart of Europe, look no further than The Chedi Residences Andermatt. A culmination of the work of architects Denniston International Architects and Planners and Jean-Michel Gathy, the five-star hotel and residences is truly a work of art. As they say, “it has to be seen to be believed”.

The Chedi's luxurious facade

The Chedi’s luxurious facade

With 119 integrated residences, offering the perfect luxurious countryside retreat, you may never want to leave the idyllic Switzerland town. All residents get access to the hotel’s amenities which include an indoor pool, a fitness centre and spa, as well as a 24/7 concierge, and ski and sports butlers. There are also several fine restaurants and bars throughout the development. Price on application. Read more about this property here.

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Creating world-class business and travel essentials, designed to simplify, upgrade and beautify all aspects of life on the move since 1975 – high-end luggage manufacturer, TUMI released its first installment of ‘Perfecting The Journey’ on 25th February 2020.

TUMI Features Actor Daniel Henney in ‘Perfecting The Journey’ Global Film Series

Revered for their never-ending drive toward perfection, TUMI’s latest series aims to investigate the constant process of improvement that ultimately shapes and changes culture at large. Aired through a sequence of impactful episodes, ‘Perfecting The Journey’ is inspired by various industries and individuals from all walks of life.

Tailing Daniel Henney, the first installment offers viewers an intimate view into the Korean-American actor’s pursuit of career excellence. From preparing for a scene to character research, the episode, directed by Jon Clements, details every moment of the young and ambitious performer’s creative process, along with depicting the impossible-to-repeat alchemy that must occur to capture a truly convincing clip.

“We see Daniel as a true global citizen always striving to perfect his journey… Knowing the passion we both share for our crafts made it easy to connect with him on a deeper level. I’m excited to share the first episode in this incredible new series and look forward to sharing more to come.” – Creative Director of TUMI, Victor Sanz.

As an avid user of TUMI, Daniel expresses his magnetic attraction to the brand’s style, design, reliability and longevity – qualities he considers ideal for his on-the-go routine. With various perfectly-sized compartments, Daniel’s favorite light bags, such as the Osborn Roll Top Backpack and the Gregory Sling, come from TUMI’s Harrison Collection. Housing an array of daily necessities, the actor elucidates TUMI’s positive impact on his hectic schedule. Besides shooting on location, Daniel values his down-time spent at the gym and often juggles multiple projects and clients through his laptop, which he brings everywhere.

“I love my TUMI backpacks. They are durable, resilient, resourceful. There’s a pocket for everything and I never have to worry about getting them too scuffed up or ripped open. I’ve got TUMI bags from years ago that I can still use because they’re so tough. And that’s who I like to see myself as, as a person and as an actor—someone who can get through anything, someone who is tough and resilient.” – Daniel Henney.

Campaigning an all-new, Asia-Pacific exclusive, lightweight travel collection, dubbed the 19 Degree Polycarbonate, alongside the film series, TUMI showcases its ongoing commitment to constant elevation through a range of beautifully-designed, sophisticated, stylish, lightweight and sturdy travel cases. Featuring enhanced expansion capabilities, a USB power port, additional security, plus upgraded wheel and handle systems for ultimate convenience and comfort.

Perfecting The Journey’ will broadcast globally across all official TUMI digital and social channels, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Five times today you laughed at my accent.

Yesterday, it was three.

And I rolled my eyes as you rolled your R’s in exaggeration, laughter dancing in your eyes.

And even though I said “fuck you,” we both know I meant “thank you.”

For the reminder.

That my father stumbles on his words too but with him, there is no humor.

That his back still aches from days long spent in labor so that at the age of seven, they could try to correct my pronunciation in the classroom.

A reminder that I will not forget the redness in my mother’s cheeks as she grew with embarrassment for not knowing how to respond at my parent teacher conferences.

The accent that slips from my tongue those three, five, 10 times a day is a slap to my wrist when I begin to lose sight of my roots.

The roots buried so deep in me that grew stronger every time Papi would hang up my report card, A’s lined up like soldiers.

Roots wiggling at my toes every time my mother flinches at my broken Spanish.

And she didn’t see that I heard it too and my heart bruised like fallen mangos.

That’s why my culture is not that taco truck on 3rd Street.

It’s not poorly mimicked salsa dances while your buddies clutch their stomachs in laughter.

She looks like me. Knots and curls and wild brown eyes.

She looks like hips swaying to roses laughing and opening up in Spring.

She looks like Spaniard sand and Indio clay.

Like sun-kissed lips humming Spanish lullabies through muddy eyes.

My accent is my reminder that I am not rooted to this land, even though my parents cheer for Team USA.

My accent is my tongue dipping itself into sweet spices and exotic juices of our ancestor’s harvest.

My accent is not there often, but it’s damn sure not something I hide behind closed palms to my mouth.

On the contrary, when you’ve laughed at me for the fifth time today, it’s a tally mark of how many giggles you can get out of me.

A tally mark of indentations to my memory.

You laugh.

I thank you.

Because I am grateful that my mouth is still bursting with memories.



As true crime grows in popularity I sometimes stumble across people on the internet having the conversation that every true crime and horror fan has had with themselves from a young age: why are we attracted to the things that scare us? If violence from men is such a real danger for women, why do they consume podcasts about serial killers who do the exact thing they’re so afraid of? I like to tell people it’s fun to test the waters. I want to be able to think about my fears and experience them in a safe environment. When I’m driving in my car a true crime podcast might send a shiver down my spine, but the subject is usually far away, locked up or dead.

Whenever I go on vacation I like to pick up one of those “ghost stories of ____” books at a tourist stop. They have them everywhere, if you look. They’re usually short, easy to read books that go over the history and local legends of wherever you’re visiting. It’s fun to kind of add a creep filter to the vacation, something you can turn on and off when you’re sightseeing and you want to see what the place has meant to different people through the years. When I visited New Orleans I watched The Skeleton Key, when I stayed in northern California I read The Girls, and as I made my way to a little town in Iowa to stay in a haunted axe murder house, I reread Stephen King’s nearly perfect short story, The Children of the Corn.


It occurred to me when I was shopping for medical masks following a lot of hand-wringing about coronavirus during the democratic primary debate that it would be an excellent time to rewatch one of my favorite pandemic movies (see also: World War Z) Contagion.

In case you missed it, Contagion is a 2011 movie with a star studded cast that shows a fictional version of what could happen during a global pandemic. Lots of people die. Lots of people panic. Some people profit off of the chaos. Desperate people become violent. In only a few weeks, the world we know slips away and is replaced by a more brutal one where people will do what it takes to survive.

I’m not alone in craving a rewatch. Contagion has been sitting at the top of Amazon’s “most popular” rental videos for a month now, goading people to lean into their fears instead of stuffing them down. You can rent the movie and stock up on flu supplies and face masks at the same time.


To be clear, this proposal is meant to be a little bit silly. I love being scared, especially when the threat is something I could later on deal with in real life. If you’re a germophobe or your anxiety is already running away with thoughts of a global pandemic, maybe do some self care and decide not to listen to this suggestion. You don’t have to do everything you read about online. But if you’re a horror fan and you need to blow off some steam after reading coronavirus headlines, watching Contagion is a good way to spin the release valve on your anxiety and stress.

We are far away from the fictional super virus the film depicts which infects one in twelve people worldwide, killing a quarter of them. For people like me, seeing the worst case scenario is a helpful way to put the present in context. My brain is going to go there whether I want it to or not, so I may as well let it happen and then use it as a way to fact-check my own worrying.

Contagion is available for rent on Amazon and YouTube.


“I think of learning as unobstructed self-expression.”
— Josh Waitzkin

Josh Waitzkin, author of The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance, is an eight-time US National Chess Champion, a two-time World Champion in Tai Chi Chuan Push Hands, and the first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under nine-time World Champion Marcelo Garcia.

For the past 12 years, Josh has been channeling his passion for the outer limits of the learning process toward training elite mental performers in business and finance, and to revolutionizing the education system through his nonprofit foundation, The Art of Learning Project. Josh is currently in the process of taking on his fourth and fifth disciplines, paddle surfing and foiling, and is an all-in father and husband.

Please enjoy!

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#412: Josh Waitzkin on Beginner’s Mind, Self-Actualization, and Advice from Your Future Self

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Want to hear another conversation with Josh Waitzkin?In this episode (his most recent previous appearance on The Tim Ferriss Show), we discussed cramming two months of learning into one day, what Ernest Hemingway and Marcelo Garcia could teach us about letting go, the mediocrity of the “simmering six,” and lots more. (Stream below or right-click here to download):

#375: Josh Waitzkin — How to Cram 2 Months of Learning into 1 Day


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  • What is Josh’s history with chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley, and how have their shared and individual ideas about assumptions and shared constructs changed in the past 20 years? [04:45]
  • How Josh’s approach to learning differs from his friend and fellow athlete Dan Caulfield. [10:16]
  • What is foil boarding, and how does it overcome the conditions that restrict traditional surfing in a way that makes it a metaphor for Josh’s relationship to learning? [11:38]
  • eFoiling, one-wheeling, and the importance of learning how to fall safely. [13:14]
  • Foils and boils: practicing the art of falling from a practical vs. an Instagram-ready standpoint. [15:37]
  • How volunteering to care for people going through difficult psychedelic experiences at a music festival was my version of learning to navigate boils. In both cases, we’re really practicing the ability to be comfortable around extraordinary circumstances in order to fully experience what follows. [18:49]
  • How designing a learning process around the meta can build skills applicable to countless circumstances — and why an observer with a lifetime of surfing under their belt might consider Josh’s approach to learning the craft odd. [22:16]
  • The benefits of being a beginner. [26:10]
  • Josh says: “The internal spirit is the teacher or myself 20 years from now.” What does he mean by this? [32:44]
  • What young Tim once learned from talking to an old Tim at a ski lodge fireside, and why asking for advice from another version of one’s self is a worthwhile thought exercise. [36:02]
  • A short retelling of the time Josh almost died doing Wif Hof breathing in a swimming pool, how surviving the event inspired the way he and his family live now. [39:58]
  • Writing exercises that have gotten me in the mindset — without putting myself in actual danger — to make decisions under the weight of imminent mortality. [42:02]
  • “Firewalking” with Josh: How to physiologically embody something we’re trying to learn in a way that mere observation can’t instill. [43:38]
  • The importance of feedback loops and the game-changing difference it can make to have them on tap in unlimited, accurate doses. Can Josh tell me about the feedback loops he consults in his own life without referring to foiling in some capacity? When might he not want to reflect on the scrutiny of a feedback loop? [46:59]
  • When a coach or trainer’s feedback might be counterproductive. [53:39]
  • As someone who isolates himself by design except for interactions with employees, family, and friends and doesn’t rely on social media, how does Josh stress-test the integrity of his own thinking and positions? [55:10]
  • To separate the wheat from the chaffe of your ideas, cultivate a close ecosystem of people you can trust to be honest with you in their pushback — or a partner whose thought processes complement rather than compliment your own. [58:54]
  • Examining the confidence that Josh describes as being “a little bit crazy and messianic” in the character of many high-acheivers who seem to chart a record of success regardless of the opinion of their lessers — like nine-time BJJ World Champion Marcelo Garcia. [1:00:24]
  • The unexpected rewards of approaching skill acquisition in an unorthodox way: when Josh and Dan’s eFoil training translated to foil as they expected — and as none of the “experts” would have. [1:03:37]
  • I offer some pushback on the point that Josh would have rejected the notion of that translation if he had stress-tested it. [1:05:17]
  • Reps hidden in plain sight. [1:05:46]
  • In what other arts — chess, BJJ, push hands, or investing — might reps be similarly hidden in plain sight or lend themselves to deliberate practice? [1:07:30]
  • Conceptual or thematic reps hidden in plain sight. [1:09:02]
  • Of course Josh’s method of teaching my girlfriend and me how to surf flies in the face of how most instructors would do it. I think it also happens to be right — and in line with the empathetic methods of another exceptional coach I know, Kelly Starrett. [1:10:04]
  • Who is Robert Kegan, and why is he interesting to Josh? [1:15:29]
  • Parting thoughts. [1:18:35]


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Asia Yacht Agency, headquartered in Phuket, has been appointed as the Central Agency for the 48.3m Azul V, the biggest yacht in its charter fleet.

Azul V is a 48.3m motor yacht built by CRN, part of Italy's Ferretti Group

Azul V is a 48.3m motor yacht built by CRN, part of Italy’s Ferretti Group

Known as Lady Ellen II until she was bought by her new owner in February, the Malaysia-flagged 158-footer was built by Ferretti Group’s CRN shipyard and delivered in 1996. Paolo Scanu designed the yacht’s exterior, while Francois Zuretti was responsible for her voluminous interior.

Served by 11 crew, Azul V has a flexible six-cabin layout for up to 12 guests that includes a full-beam master suite on the main deck and a similarly spacious full-beam VIP suite on the lower deck. All guest cabins have entertainment centres, TVs and en-suite bathrooms.

Azul V's popular outdoor features include a jacuzzi on the sundeck

The jacuzzi on the sundeck also doubles as a swim-up bar

The yacht’s popular outdoor features include a jacuzzi, swim-up bar, sunpads and lounge seating on the sundeck, while the aft main deck offers alfresco dining and a lounging area.

As well as gym equipment, Azul V is packed with water toys including a 7m tender, 6.2m rib, two Honda AquaTrax R-12X jetskis, a Sea-Doo GTR 215, wakeboards, waterskis, towable inflatables, a Rave Sports Bongo water bouncer, paddleboards, water planks, and fishing and snorkelling gear, plus roller skates and mountain bikes for land excursions.

Azul V has a voluminous interior designed by Francois Zuretti

Azul V has a voluminous interior designed by Francois Zuretti

RINA classed and MCA compliant, the yacht has new upholstery in the saloon and has benefited from several refits and upgrades during her life, including a comprehensive two-year rebuild completed in 2015 that earned a commendation in the Rebuilt Yacht category at the 2016 World Superyacht Awards.

As well as its charter business, Asia Yacht Agency is a dealer for Zodiac, Bombard and Aon ribs, has a brokerage division for pre-owned yachts and is a member of the Thai Yachting Business Association, organiser of the Thailand Charter Week.

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Dubbed “The Motorcycle of Dreams”, British independent manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers, Aston Martin teams up with Brough Superior motorcycles in the most iconic collaboration yet. Unveiled on 5th November 2019, at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, the state-of-the-art AMB001 is not only high-tech, but highly exclusive with a production of only 100 examples.

The AMB001 Aston Martin x Brough Superior is an Automotive Art Piece

Regarded an automotive art piece for the motorbike connoisseur, the turbocharged AMB001 is anything but old-school. Featuring a load-bearing structure in the form of a carbon-fiber body and the most radical double wishbone front suspension, the two-wheeled beauty is powered by a DOHC 997cc 8-Valve 88-degree V-twin, Water and Oil cooled, short stroke measuring 94mm x 71.8mm – enhancing output as much as 180bhp.

Reducing mechanical losses and boosting efficiency through a semi-dry crankcase lubrication, the AMB001’s transmission includes an extractible six speed gearbox, an APTC clutch, and a final drive by chain. Machined from plain by aeronautical suppliers, the engine is driven by a short, compact Morse chain and gear train – guaranteeing precision and reliability.

Increasing its downforce at speed, the AMB001 dons the signature Aston Martin wings on its front for more than mere aesthetic. Priced at an estimated USD $ 117841.50, the AMB001 will be hand-built to order with the first deliveries expected to be made by year-end 2020. Sold exclusively for “track use”, the AMB001 is categorised as a bespoke collector’s item.

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Secluded in the remote Highlands of Drimnin, Scotland, rests a crisp contemporary cabin designed by European team, Roderick James Architects. Fully equipped with the essentials of a comfortable stay, the one-of-a-kind Airship002 is strategically positioned on a four-acre plot, offering optimal privacy.

Roderick James Architects Design The Airship002 in The Highlands of Drimnin, Scotland

With one bedroom, one bed, and one bathroom, the house which is assembled and dismantled when needed – is customizable, accommodating an additional bedroom and up to two guests at a time.

Constructed predominantly from aluminum, the Airship002 is modular and sustainable – a quality Roderick James Architects specializes in providing. Featuring a roof designed to collect rainwater, the house utilizes underground storage containers, an insulated shell, photo-voltaic panels which electrify the cabin, and double-glazed windows for added outer space experience.

Boasting views of a dramatic landscape of mountains and the sea, plus the Isle of Mull, the Airship002 is engulfed in spellbinding nature with the occasional propitious glimpse of deer, sheep, foxes, and eagles, among other magnificent creatures.

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