Hi, I’m bennett

I’m a father, corporate lawyer, value investor, and writer.

Though I’m still figuring a lot of that stuff out.

Now

What am I up to these days?

First and foremost I’m doing family stuff. I’m a father now to two lovely girls. And I’m a ‘husband’ — not legally but it’s much easier to describe myself that way than to use terms like ‘de facto’ — to a lovely lady. Home life is hectic but rewarding.

Professionally, I’m working as a Corporate Counsel at the Silver Chain Group. I’m also trying to do more writing and tinkering with a range of side-projects. I’m 90% of the way through an MBA at the University of Western Australia. It has been good but expensive. I’m not sure I would recommend it to others.

I do a lot of reading on topics such as value investing, entrepreneurship, new apps, and gadgetry.

I have invested a small sum of money and occasionally I try to turn it into a larger sum of money. So far I’ve only been successful at doing the reverse.

I suppose the last update of note is that in 2019 I got a bit sick and had to go into hospital. I spent some time in intensive care and came out with type 1 diabetes. It’s a chronic condition and not a huge amount of fun, but it could have been a lot worse. So I’m learning a lot about food, carbs, insulin, and pancreases. That kind of stuff. It keeps me busy.

Projects

I’m currently working on the following projects:

Contact

The best way to contact me is by email or Twitter.

Silver Chain Group
I work full-time as one of the in-house legal counsel at the Silver Chain Group.

Silver Chain is a charitable in-home health and aged care services provider across Australia. It does excellent work. In fact, Silver Chain looked after my mother for many years towards the end of her life, and I feel it's nice for me to be able to contribute professionally to its mission.

Click here to learn more about Silver Chain.

Click here to donate to Silver Chain.

Marshmallow Capital
Marshmallow Capital is my blog about value investing and personal finance.

Click here to explore Marshmallow Capital

Long-form Writing
Occasionally I will write a longer-form blog post on something that doesn't fit within either Five Links or Marshmallow Capital. I’ve not been doing it much lately but I hope to get back into it.

Click here to explore my blog postsl

Linkdump
Connected to Five Links, the Linkdump is an archive of all the links that didn’t quite make it into the newsletter.

Click here to explore the Linkdump

BG Public Notes
BGPN (I’ve got to come up with a better name for this one) is my public knowledge graph; an experimental project whereby I take all types of ‘knowledge worker’ content, synthesise it, and turn it into public evergreen notes.

Click here to explore BG Public Notes