Donor funding direction

When you are young and don’t want to speak out to rock the boat, you don’t look too closely at what you do and just take the money.   When you get older and to the point where you don’t have a future career to worry about, you look a little more closely... Read More


Having worked in 52 countries I might have a different view of the world from the average Australian but I do find it funny how the local attitude of the main stream media seems to pretend that other nationalities do not exist. Look through the main... Read More

Management theory 12.1

Does an organisation need a tenth man? In the terrible movie, World War Z despite inclusion of Brad Pitt, facing the world’s imminent demise at hand of zombies, one of the characters suggests the Israelis had invented the need for a “Tenth Man”.  The... Read More

Problem solving - advanced course

David Baldacci in one of his novels envisages an American intelligence initiative where every item of gathered information from around the world is projected on a giant screen, his WALL. A super intelligent human is then found with the ability to analyse... Read More

Tasmania revisited

Returning to Tasmania on a journalistic endevour to commemorate the 40 years since destruction of the Tasman Bridge a lot seems to have changed except the population of the state. It is probably safe to say it now but the day before the bridge was hit I... Read More

The loneliness of the long distance consultant

You start on an exciting career abroad. It’s new, different and you meet all sorts of interesting people. You do well and the next job comes along. By now you have covered Tanzania, Kenya and gone on safari in Zambia. Time to step up so you go to a job... Read More

China in perspective

In 1999 in Beijing as part of the EU I gave a lecture to a visiting parliamentary group from Scandinavia on future outcomes for China. In that I predicted that China’s GDP would exceed that of the USA within ten years although not on a per capita basis,... Read More


Over the years the company through Peter Nelson's involvement has carried out Mentoring for individual professions from a number of companies. P J Nelson & Co. continues to offer this services and further information can be requested from the... Read More

Making money

Making Money Anyone remember the story, “The richest man in Babylon?” If not it was this guy explaining how he became so rich by promising himself that he would always put away 10% of anything he earned as Capital and would never touch it. He argued that... Read More

Freud and the ultimate subconcious

 Born in Austria although arriving in Australia seven years later, all things Austrian have had a fascination for me over the years, as they do. After studying all the famous Austrian musicians, Freud was the next interest. Going through puberty the... Read More