Nick O'Connor

Nick O'Connor

Nick O'Connor is the publisher of Southbank Investment Research, one of Britain's leading publishers of independent financial advice and alternative ideas. Southbank Investment Research is one of The Agora Companies, a global network of private publishing companies with roots going back to 1978.

After becoming Associate Publisher in 2015, Nick was instrumental in exposing the state’s plans to abolish cash – publishing The War on Cash with Tim Price, and personally bringing a petition with more than 10,000 signatures to Parliament.

He’s also the author of The Exponentialist, a 2016 book on the four most important technological trends of the coming decade, with interviews from Nobel Prize winning scientists, billionaire investors and some of the world’s leading thinkers. As publisher and writer he’s worked with some of the City’s most respected investors, as well as New York Times best-selling authors Bill Bonner and Dan Denning.

  • A $100 trillion wave is about to hit the crypto markets

    “Here’s what you need to understand right away,” he said, jabbing his finger at me as we sat in our offices here on the south bank of the Thames. “The crypto market is worth roughly the same amount of money…

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  • Bombing Iran’s bitcoin mines

    It’s your first day in office as the new democratically elected leader of Iran. What do you do? I’ll lay out the problems you face first. Think of it like a leader’s brief. Then you can tell me how to…

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  • Revolution in the desert

    Word: Brabant. Meaning: To push someone to see how long you can tease them until they snap. Example: See recent Iranian use of drones over the oilfields of Saudi Arabia. A strange way to begin a letter about your money,…

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  • Your invoice from Google

    How much have you paid for your Google use this month? How about Facebook? Twitter? Whatsapp? Email account? Unless you’re getting a very raw deal indeed, your answer to those questions will be the same as mine. Nothing. Zero. Which…

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  • Cheapskate millionaires

    “It’s here!” I shouted. Never has a package caused such excitement upon its arrival to Southbank Investment Research HQ. Excitement on my part, that is. The unlucky staff who’re forced to sit near my desk stared at me blankly. On…

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  • “Uh, sure…”

    Here’s one that’ll make you wince. Take a look at this, taken from a Newsweek piece in 1995:Is there any better way of understanding how people underestimate exponential trends than the phrase “we’ll soon buy books and newspapers straight over…

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  • Will your children thank you for this – or blame you?

    Every month I buy a fistful of silver coins for my 18-month-old son. Not as toys. For starters, he’d try and eat them. But as he gets older and starts to have some concept of money – or perhaps treasure…

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  • A dangerous idea and a simple solution

    It’s 2008. Markets are riding high. We’re at the top of a real estate bubble. It’s boomtime. But you see problems. You spot weaknesses in the banking system. And you don’t just predict there’s trouble ahead. You actively go short…

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  • The scariest number in the world

    What’s the scariest number in the world? If you live here in Britain I think it’s thirty-two billion. Specifically 32.3 billion. And if you want to get really pedantic we should throw a pound sign in there: £32.3 billion. What…

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  • Upgrade your retirement

    A good sign. Lots of Exponential Investor readers have already registered for next week’s Boost Your Income Masterclass. Have you? If not, go here now and find out what it’s all about. I think I’ve struck a nerve with this…

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