Why I Wrote This Blog
You may be wondering why I have a blog about Australia, after all, I’m best known for my business career. Indeed, my career has followed an interesting path from the very beginning. I began as strategic, organizational and financial consultant at Booz & Co shortly after graduating from Queensland University, Australia with a BA in commerce. In later years, I moved to the US where I studied for my MBA at Harvard Business School. Next I began working at Goldman Sachs where I managed the firm’s New York based Technology/Media/Telecom group and then went on to lead its Asia Pacific Mergers & Acquisitions department. However, while my career has taken me to many countries across the world, and my life and family are in the US, my roots remain in Australia, the country in which I was born, where I took my first steps on my professional journey and where I lived until my early 20s.
Creating a Uniquely Australian Blog
It is for this reason that I decided to create a blog about my homeland. ‘My Australia Blog’ is my opportunity to discuss the Australia I know so well and give readers, who may have never even visited the beautiful continent, an insider’s perspective and a taste for more. Australia is a hugely diverse country that is still developing. As a young country with deep historical roots and home to 24 million people, Australia is a constant source of interesting news on culture, sports, nature and wildlife, commercial innovation and much more. My goal here is to shine a spotlight on interesting stories in these fields through short, fun-to-read, informative articles. These posts are designed not only to entertain, but also to educate, raise curiosity and provoke thought regarding the many virtues and complexities of Australia.
Touching on the Key Australian Issues
Competitive sport, economy, politics, international relations and innovation are all areas that are close to my heart and I believe the articles on my blog reflect that. Topics include serious subjects like the booming price of real estate in Sydney, Australia’s shift towards renewable energy and the unique Australia-China economic relations. But you will also find lighter posts in which I recommend various walking tours across the Australian coast, share my thoughts on what makes Melbourne tick and discuss the famous laidback Australian disposition. Australia’s obsession with sport also features in this blog of course. I myself am enthusiastic about running, sailing and cycling, I’ve dedicated a separate blog to these sports which you can find here.
Maintaining Firm Australian Roots
Like many Australians who leave Australia, I have always maintained a firm connection with my homeland and although I live and work in the US, I keep up with Australian news and current affairs and make every effort to remain involved and promote Australia where and whenever I can. My Australia blog gives me an opportunity to share my thoughts, knowledge and feelings about my country of origin with a wide base of interested readers and followers.