Did you know that this blog will be ten years old this year? I started writing Make Wealth History in 2007 with my brother Paul. “We don’t have any answers,” we wrote at the time, “but as we look for them, we’ll be sharing what we find here.”
That was our ambition, to try and understand more about the world’s biggest problems, how they related to each other and what the solutions may be. The blog was a way of documenting what we were learning as much as anything. Paul got a job in conservation shortly afterwards and was too busy to write, and it became a personal project for me. It grew in readership and influence, and I began to take it more seriously. It developed a tone of voice and a clearer mission.
And here we are. It seems like a good point to take stock, to celebrate it and think about what comes next. I have no great plans, but I might try a few new things in 2017. I might compile an ebook. My wife is a radio journalist, and we’ve talked about recording a podcast from time to time. Perhaps it’s time to revisit the title. Make Wealth History was a better name in 2007 than it is now.
I’d welcome your ideas on that. What do you think we should do for a tenth birthday?