Some of you may be familiar with my personal story. I made a radical career change in 2011, retiring from a satisfying, successful career as a money manager at one of the biggest fund managers in the world, to pursue a new career in poverty elimination and creating wealth for people who are at the base of the pyramid economically.
My main goal in life now is to help people in as many ways as I can, not for any reason other than that it gives me a great deal of personal satisfaction. I am not suggesting that my main aim is altruistic. I am simply maximizing my own sense of well-being and seeking my own meaning in life, and I find that for me personal growth comes through helping others achieve their own goals.
I am now involved in all sorts of projects, and most of these do not require me to have a public or media profile. A media profile comes at a huge personal cost, and should not be sought lightly. I discovered this truth at an early age, and in my previous career I was lucky enough to spend ten years building what became the third largest institutional equity fund in the world, without ever needing to come to the attention of the media.
But my life has now changed. These days, one of my areas of personal development is as a professional writer and health activist. My first book, on the role of bacteria in personal health, will be released this fall after years of research.
More importantly, I have distilled a large body of ongoing scientific research into facts about diet and fitness that have the potential to reverse the diabetes and obesity epidemics sweeping across the world. For these facts to gain a wide audience, I must use whatever means there is to get the message out. The media is inundated with misinformation on health, and I have decided to step up and provide an alternate view to what is reported in the media, a view that is not tainted by naked bias. Health is too important a subject to be left to corporates with vested interests in selling their own brand of snake oil.
This is the reason for this blog. I will attempt to bust as many myths as possible, and offer you practical advice on getting fit and healthy. Best of all, implementing the advice I provide on this blog will cost you nothing. Your comments and suggestions on articles are welcome and will be taken seriously.
Best Wishes and Good Health,