- Mail: panther22223 at gmail dotcom (I only check periodically so don’t expect a quick response);
- DM or tweet me: twitter.com/smartgolfbets
- Skype panther22223 (though I don’t login often)
I value my peace, so I don’t use messaging, I share my phone numbers only with a few: persons and I eschew all forms of social media, except twitter, so I have no: instagram, facebook, snapchat, whatsapp, google+, pinterest, YouTube or other such account.
I am, by profession & multiple qualifications, a strategic business consultant, specialising since 1996 in the online gambling industry.
In the course of that work I have provided consultancy services to 34 online gambling businesses from most parts of the world: Australasia, Africa, Europe, Asia & Central America. I’ve even had a proper job with some of them!
This work has encompassed most fields of online gambling:
- Fixed Price Sports & Race betting;
- Totalisator Sports & Racing and;
- Betting Exchange.
I have served as CEO, Director or Managing Director of five online wagering companies.
My consultancy services have included: online business creation & rescue, shifting of corporate paradigms, business & environmental analysis, marketing strategy, human resource sourcing and development, payment systems & brand architecture.
My passions or hobbies are:
- Unfamiliar (to me) cultures and;
- Using data & analysis to enable profitable betting on golf.
Likes & Dislikes.
Warning: I am a sometimes grumpy and intolerant old man. The listings below will tell you more than you need to know about me!
Likes: LiverpoolFC, Yankees, Hurricanes, Cats, Patriots, Travelling the Back Roads of Foreign Countries, Jeremy Clarkson, Bruce Springsteen but only with the E-Street Band, Michael Jordan, Grand Tour Road Cycling, Track Athletics, Golf, Rolling Stones, Thai & Italian Cuisines, Richard Nixon, Seinfeld, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, Van Morrison, The Sopranos, Benazir Bhutto, Metallica, Boxing History, Jack Kerouac, Once Upon a Time in America, Jimi Hendrix, Aung San Suu Kyi, The Godfather I & II, Liverpool FC Managers Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Kenny Dalgleish & Jurgen Klopp, Jack Nicholson, John McEnroe, e-commerce, Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali & my favourite cities: Paris, Cape Town & Las Vegas.
Dislikes: pushy salespersons, rap, techno & hip-hop ‘music’, traffic jams, spam, nanny states, rules, taxis without meters, spanish, indonesian & brazilian police cells, boring persons, accountants, boring accountants (oh, that’s all of them!) car salesmen, effeminate flight stewards (ie most of them), populist politicians, pretentious wine waiters, organised religion, sermons & hymns, veganism, bus travel, political correctness, delayed flights, censorship, facebook / instagram / snapchat, financial market commentators, pop culture, reality tv, dirty nappies, most border control officers, food poisoning, bastardisation of the english language, budget airlines that sell my seat twice, ties, people with low IQ, weak or warm beer, being place on hold, overcooked meat, television sports directors who cut away from the action at the wrong moment, lazy journalists, illiteracy, people wearing earplugs or headphones, corrupt police officers, most cyclists who use roads, twitter trolls & plagiarism.