An Analogue Man In A Digital World 1 Man's Business & Musical Journey From The 1960's Till Now

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Published on February 20, 2014

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An Analogue Man In A Digital World. 1 Man's Business & Musical Journey From The 1960's Till Now. Different Business Environments, Forms Of Music & Colours/Hairstyles !!!

An Analogue Man in a Digital World 1 Mans Musical & Business Journey from the 1960’s Till Now

I Am A Child Of the 1960’s

My 1st 45 That My Mum Bought Me For The Kids that is a funny black small thing that has a hole in it & turns around

1969 - Saw Man land on the Moon live Got a 1/2 Day Off School !!!

I Grew Up In The 1970’s Long Hair Blue Jeans Bell Bottoms Mexican Jackets….. Analogue rules !!!

1973 - Bought My 1st LP with own cash Turns Out It Is A Classic As Well

School Days

Record that Impacted on Me as Teenager Long Hair Big Guitars & Swivelling Hips I Couldn't Believe What I Was Seeing On Countdown

1st Concert AC/DC & The Angels apollo stadium - richmond 1977

I started full time employment on 8/12/1980 • Start of my working career • The end of the days of innocence

Worked in Banking as a Search Clerk getting copies of land titles Titles held in large old books like ledgers a bit like entering the Munsters Mansion

spent my first pay check A massive $70 - this LP cost me $20 at the time

Working In The Early 1980’s • Regulation Mullet Hairstyle &/Or New Romantic (Duran Duran) • Ciak Shoes (white canvas shoes) • Skinny Ties & Bright Colours (My Personal Fave - Marone)

Working In The Early 1980’s • Type 2 finger style on a type writer with carbon paper • Using analogue adding machines for calculations • Process all transactions using a ledger machine • Deliver cheques each day to Head Office for dispatch • Used to smoke in my tellers box •

CMI Fairlight Computer - the move towards digital • Music then moved forward with CMI in 1980 • Each machine was hand built with expensive components that cost $40,000 • Company Went Broke in Mid 1980’s

1983 - Appointed to the Account Information Data System Team AIDS • Or for short • Went around the countryside converting manual branch accounts to computer based files

Bought a Sony Walkman who didn’t have one of these

Bought a Compact Disc Player Indestructible - or so we were told

Late 1980’s Colours & Hairstyles still haven’t changed……. just yet

Late 1980’s Growth & sales was all that mattered

$3 Bn Fallout - 1991 State Bank & SA BROKE

1993 - Moved Into Financial Planning All “Plans” written out in long hand secretary would type some letters

1990’s • Recession We “Had To Have” • Bond Market Crash • Russian/Latin American Crisis • Long Term Capital Management (LTCM) • Family/Kids/House/Mortgage • Tech Boom

1999 - The Start Of Download Napster Peaked in February 2001 & was closed down by July 2001 Broke by Mid 2002 *#$$%## Metallica !!!

2020 Financial Planning Started March 1st 2000

Tech Wreck Started March 10th 2000

Since 2000 • 9/11 • Iraq War • Credit Boom • Lehman Brothers • GFC • Rudd/Gillard/Rudd…

2007 IPOD Touch I waited until the better tech was released

Today - IPhone 5S LOVE IT

What I’ve Learned from Business • People & Relationships matter • Stay True To Yourself & Your Values • Treat Others How You Would Like To Be Treated Yourself • Determination & Persistence Pays Off • Never Stop Asking How Can I Do Things Better


Richie Parsons Rock N’ Roll Adviser Richie Parsons left a well paid job to start a financial planning firm from scratch. He is active in Social Media & currently holds an equity & board position in a software & financial services company. For more information contact Richie

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