Welcome to my world

The Author

Not so long ago, I was running my own small multi-national company. Now, I’m a writer, podcaster and occasional advisor to several small companies that I believe in. I love travel – I’ve been lucky enough to visit over 140 countries – I love cooking, I love people and I have an opinion on almost everything. On this website, you’ll find evidence of all of these passions.

There's no Business like International Business

My first book was published in March 2022 by Matador.

It’s a light-hearted and largely true story of two long business trips I made in the early 2000s.

Part One is a whirlwind business trip around half the countries in South America in just a fortnight, faceing near-death experiences in planes and cars, meeting civil insurrection face-to-face, risking kidnap and having to overcome mindless bureaucracy that could derail the itinerary on a daily basis.

Then, in Part Two, a three week trip around the Far East in the company of a obstreperous, can’t-do-without but can’t-do-with female colleague, learning new cultures fast.

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Oliver has a desire for adventure and exploration. Even in the workplace. Which took him to “off the beaten track” destinations, around the globe. This gifted him a wealth of knowledge & understanding regards a vast array of business and political cultures. He shared his knowledge & experience generously, which made for a wonderful environment.


Featured Books

There's no Business like International Business

It’s a light-hearted and largely true story of two long business trips I made in the early 2000s.

The Repurposed Spy

Coming Soon.

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Various articles I've written on topics that have grabbed my attention.


Stories of some of the travels I have made - a travel blog work in progress.


I love cooking! I post some of the recipes I enjoy cooking and have adapted to be more diet-conscious.


Other resources that I contribute to

VINX Digital

I’m delighted to be associated with VINX, specialists in digital media and bringing a unique commitment to helping their SME customers achieve personal and brand recognition and success.

grow through international expansion

I’m the host of podcasts and author of many articles at the definitive source for all information about international business expansion.

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