Category Archives: profile piece

Illegitimate, adopted, college dropout makes good

This (longish) video is Steve Job’s address to the commencement class at Stanford University in 2005. His life story is remarkable, and his candour is refreshing. Take the time, if like me, you value excellence.

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Collectable houses

A home by my favourite Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright,  is coming up for sale. At around $ 200,000 it is well under the usual asking price range of $1.5 to $4 million.

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Adventures at home

At the last count, I had lived in approximately 30 houses. from the kitchen sink I could see the reef sharks cruising I say approximately because I am not sure whether to count the time I lived in a kombi … Continue reading

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From our correspondent on the front lines

We are lucky to have a very talented staff writer here at buildinginyourblood. I asked her to share some thoughts on her background in a building family. It didn’t start well. He didn’t love it. He didn’t even like it … Continue reading

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