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

Dammed if you do, dammed if you don’t

Dammed if you do, dammed if you don’t Who would want to be a 21st century politician? Obama is now getting it on a daily basis as he seems to be ambushed with everything around his which his normal platitudes can't solve. It is fairly obvious that... Read More

Foreign investment

Foreign investment   In the news this morning was the ever increasing amount of foreign investment in Australia, much of which seems to be outside preventative legislation. In about 1975 I was I believe the first to sell rural property to the Japanese, a... Read More


With my ten year old being taught about global warming at school along with its effects, our homework discussion turned to the causes being a matter of opinion. This lead into the topic of relativity and how one person’s perception might vary from... Read More

Who would like the job of the Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey?

Apart from his own budget woes, anyone worth their salt is re positioning themselves for a global financial meltdown which is particularly going to hit Australia hard. The economy has had it too good for two long and the roosters are coming back to visit... Read More