Interview

Andrew Charlton is an economist, author, lecturer and adviser who currently serves as the director of AlphaBeta, an economic consultancy firm dedicated to developing solutions to the most critical economic issues facing the world today. Mr. Charlton founded AlphaBeta after serving as the economic adviser to Kevin Rudd, then the Prime Minister of Australia.

In his role with the Australian government, Mr. Charlton represented the country as its senior government official at the G20 Summit as well as at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen. Mr. Charlton, a graduate of Oxford University with a doctorate in economics, has published several books on his area of expertise, including “Ozonomics” and “Fair Trade for All.”

1. What makes Australia the greatest country in the world?

I’m proud that Australia, in spite of its smaller size relative to the rest of the world, has been able to create and maintain an economic system in which so many have been able to prosper and remain financially secure.

2. What is your favorite part of Australia?

Sydney, New South Wales. I’ve lived and worked in Sydney so long, and I consider myself quite fortunate that I am able to call Sydney home.

3. What type of business are you in?

I’m the director of AlphaBeta, which specializes in economic consulting.

4. How do you or your business affect the local economy?

We offer consulting and advisement to our clients regarding the best available solutions based on economic trends, which is obviously beneficial to both the local and national economies.

5. How old is your business? What year did you start?

AlphaBeta is a new venture that we founded in 2015.

6. In what ways do you or your business benefit the national economy?

Economic consulting yields a local and national benefit through our guidance and advisement.

7. Are you (or your business) involved in any philanthropic activities?

Yes, we are involved in several philanthropic activities, especially those focused on addressing global climate change.

8. What do you want people to know about you or your business?

We truly believe that we are capable of solving the greatest economic issues facing the world today. We also want people to understand the influence of economic conditions on the success of a business is far greater than most people realize.

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Darren Pawski

In his capacity as managing director of Synergy Financial Solutions, Darren Pawski is able to ensure clients of the boutique financial services firm have access to exceptionally individualized financial planning and wealth management services. The 2012 Association of Independently Owned Financial Planners Member of the Year, Pawski brings nearly 30 years of industry experience to his position with Synergy Financial Solutions and has continued to demonstrate the importance of developing strong client relationships built on integrity and mutual respect.

1. What makes Australia the greatest country in the world?

I believe it is the overwhelming sense of individualism that makes Australia the greatest country in the world.

2. What is your favorite part of Australia?

Western Australia is my favorite part of the country, with Perth being the city in which I spend the majority of my time.

3. What type of business are you in?

I work in the finance industry with a specific focus on financial planning services.

4. How do you or your business affect the local economy?

I think that Synergy Financial Solutions is a critical component with regard to ensuring the ongoing stability of the local economy.

5. How old is your business? What year did you start?

The business was founded in 2009, which means we have been providing financial planning services to clients for seven years and counting.

6. In what ways do you or your business benefit the national economy?

In addition to serving our own clients, we also feel it is important to educate and inform the public with regard to the benefits of comprehensive financial planning. With a thoroughly informed and prepared public, the national economy should benefit from a greater degree of stability.

7. Are you (or your business) involved in any philanthropic activities?

I am involved in philanthropic activities and have long been active in philanthropy focusing on the aged-care sector in particular.

8. What do you want people to know about you or your business?

I’d like people to know we are a company that seeks to educate our clients regarding every option available to them. This focus on education ensures our clients feel informed and empowered as we work together to develop a short- and long-term financial plan based on their specific goals.

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Dymphna Boholt is a world class real estate investor. On top of that, she started investing with a cow! Read the rest of the cow story at Dymphna Boholt’s Knowledge Source and her interview answers below.

1. What makes Australia the greatest country in the world?

Australia is the country that granted me so many wonderful opportunities to thrive as an investor and to be able to share all that I have learned over the years with those who wish to achieve the kind of financial security I have been so fortunate to have achieved.

2. What is your favorite part of Australia?

New South Wales is my favorite place to visit, especially Sydney and the surrounding area.

3. What type of business are you in?

Although I continue to invest in real estate, my focus has shifted to education and mentorship.

4. How do you or your business affect the local economy?

I believe that by teaching others how to achieve success as a real estate investor, my efforts ensure that local economies enjoy the countless benefits associated with widespread prosperity.

5. How old is your business? What year did you start?

I’ve been a real estate investor since 2000. While I still invest and am still incredibly passionate about real estate investing, I feel it is more important to share my knowledge with others. This is why I have taken on a role as an author, teacher, mentor, and public speaker.

6. In what ways do you or your business benefit the national economy?

Widespread prosperity benefits everyone within that economy, and my goal is to ensure Australians continue to enjoy widespread prosperity through the real estate investment strategies I have used to achieve my own success.

7. Are you (or your business) involved in any philanthropic activities?

Philanthropy has always been — and will continue to be — exceptionally important to me and my business, and we are involved in quite a few philanthropic endeavors.

8. What do you want people to know about you or your business?

I want people to know that I am here to serve as a mentor for anyone who wishes to enjoy everything that comes along with wealth and prosperity.

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Jon Giaan is a dreamer, real estate investor, passionate self starter and more. Find his full biography at Knowledge Source.

1. What makes Australia the greatest country in the world?

It is always the people that are ultimately responsible for defining any country’s greatness, and Australians have demonstrated time and again that even a relatively small country can achieve widespread prosperity.

2. What is your favorite part of Australia?

The southeastern part of the country has long been a favorite of mine, with Melbourne being among my favorite cities in all the world.

3. What type of business are you in?

I’m in publishing, but I am also involved in marketing as well as advertising.

4. How do you or your business affect the local economy?

One of my principal goals as a publisher is to inform Australians about the various strategies for generating the kind of wealth that results in long-term financial security. It is my belief that every Australian can prosper provided they have the right tools at their disposal.

5. How old is your business? What year did you start?

Knowledge Source is a relatively new venture, but it is based on years upon years of experience and education on a wide range of subjects relating to wealth generation.

6. In what ways do you or your business benefit the national economy?

My belief has always been that education is the key to ensuring the greatest degree of prosperity possible, and my publication currently reaches well over 200,000 subscribers throughout the country.

7. Are you (or your business) involved in any philanthropic activities?

Yes, of course. Philanthropy is very important to me, and I believe anyone can succeed when provided with the means or the opportunity to do so.

8. What do you want people to know about you or your business?

I would like people to know that the principal goal of my business is to provide Australians with a comprehensive resource on any subject relevant to the pursuit of wealth. It is my sincere hope that my subscribers use the information provided by my publication to establish the level of wealth and financial security they are seeking.

Thank you Jon Giaan for answering our interview questions!