292: The Paradox of Abundance with Alastair MacDonald part 1
My guest today is Alastair MacDonald. Alastair is an international analyst and forecaster who specializes in identifying the dangers and changes in the international market based on social mood. His predictions include the decline of the USD and the bursting of the US housing bubble in 2004-2005, the global financial crisis and collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2007, the peak of commodity prices in 2008, the bottom of US stocks in the spring of 2009, the bull market of the USD in 2011, the second term of Barrack Obama, and the election of Donald Trump.
Alastair is also my personal performance coach as well as the author and editor of the Parallax report, which is a monthly report containing a macro review of global issues, updates on current positions and recommendations, and new opportunities.
During our time together, we discuss:
- How growing up in a third-world country shaped the man Alastair is today
- What a 15th century goldsmith has to do with the brilliance of cross-pollination
- How Alastair was able to obtain his “campfire MBA”
- The four futures and how to achieve balance by getting all things trending in the right direction
- The truly life threatening issue behind first-world problems