I read and hear so much about the secretto happiness, it seems that there is nothing new to say. But often with sharing stories we find the answer is as simple as doing happiness.

Everyday we are influenced by those around us. Whether that’s who were following on social media, who we’re watching on Television or who’s podcast we have in our ears.

Cyber security and data breaches – why should we care? Because it will happen to you - And it will hurt. That may seem flippant, but it’s based on some hard facts.

I love the New Year, it brings fresh goals, hopes and possibilities. It’s also terrific that Woman in Leadership is one of the hot trending topics in 2019.

What makes this The Future Consumer’s generation so significant is that they are not shaped by an analog past, instead their default is digital. A magazine is not a magazine; it’s a broken iPad. They may not understand why there was ever a need for a physical street directory, because in their world everyone, everywhere has Google Maps at their fingertips. Interestingly enough, the pure digital native doesn’t know why the save icon in Microsoft Word has the image of a floppy disk, because they’ve never used one.

Humans, by their nature, are creatures of habit. We fall into the same routine, the same patterns. We eat at the same restaurants, sit at the same desk, walk the same route to work and go about our jobs (and relationships) in the same, comfortable way. It’s good…until it’s not.

No matter who you are, or what walk of life you come from, we all have something in common - money. Whether you have a little or a lot, money will be at the top of the list for people to talk about, as Australia experiences its first real property downturn in over 10 years, and banks tighten lending conditions due to the Royal Commission into Financial Services.

The Jonesys are a modern-day family of adventurers trying to settle down different and build a life of adventure. Justin, Lauren and their daughter Morgan, The Jonesys, are pioneers for settling down differently and merging an adventurous life with a family life.

With over two decades of experience in the wealth creation space, Vanessa Stoykov is a finance and money expert with a passion for storytelling.

Anthony Burke is a Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean of International and Engagement in the Faculty of Design Architecture and Building at the University of Technology Sydney. A graduate of Columbia University GSAPP (Master of Advanced Architectural Design 2000), Anthony is recognised internationally for his work in architectural design, curation and commentary, specialising in contemporary design theory at the intersection of technology, urbanism and practice.

Back to Top /**/