Invert always invert. Turn a situation or a problem upside down. Look at it backwards, whats in it for the othert guy? What happens if all our plans go wrong? where dont we want to go, and how do we get there? Instead of looking for succes, make a list of how we fail instead - through sloth, envy, resentment, self pity, entitlement, all the natural habits of self defeat. Avoid these qualities and you will succeed. Tell me where Im going to die, that is so I dont go there.

Charlie Munger

Latest Papers

The working papers collection comprises historical papers as well as current ideas and works in progress on some of the major issues and topics of our times.

Simon's Struggle (released 11 July 2006)
A version of this article on Simon Crean's pre-selection battle in Victoria was published as "Friction from the Factions", Courier Mail, 08/03/2006
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Opinion Editorial Financial Review 6 Jan 2006 (released 11 July 2006)
A call for reconciliation with Australia's Aboriginal nations.
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Day of the Terrigal (Audio) (released 11 July 2006)
A commentary on the resignation of Bob Carr read by author Peter Botsman
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Day of the Terrigal (released 10 July 2006)
A commentary on the resignation of Bob Carr
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Democracy: Whitlam's Forgotten and Forbidden Legacy 1960-1972 (released 7 June 2006)
Party Democracy: Whitlam's Forgotten and Forbidden Legacy 1960-1972 a paper presented to the New Institute, Newcastle, 16th November, 2005
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