Welcome to Graeme Philipson's Website

The new 2020 edition of my travel book 'The Top 100 Countries - And Why You Should Visit Them' now available.

Bigger! Better! Cheaper! All new ratings for 2020. 140 countries now ranked and rated.

Travel books

Check out my amazing travel book The Top 100 Countries - And Why You Should Visit Them. It breaks new ground in travel writing by applying market analysis metrics to the eternal question:

Where on Earth will I go next?

My next book will be Do-It-Yourself Travel, which will show people how to bypass travel agents and avoid package tours and cruises, truly the blight on the travel industry. Actually, cruises aren't travel at all. Or maybe travel with all the fun bits taken out.

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Professional Services

I am a writer, speaker and market analyst.  I have written a few books, thousands of magazine articles, and lots of research reports, press releases, white papers, blogs, poetry - you name it.

I've conducted dozens of surveys and analysed markets and market dynamics in fields as diverse as IT, communications, energy, biotechnology, home automation, government and hospitality.

I am also an accomplished and experienced public speaker, on a range of subjects.

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IT History

I am Australia's leading computer industry historian and author of A Vision Splendid: The History of Australian Computing.

This is the only definitive history of the industry in Australia, commissioned by the Australian Computer Society and published in 2017.

I’ve also written two corporate histories of Australian computer companies - one for the 40th anniversary Fujitsu’s presence in Australia and New Zealand, and another for the 30th anniversary of large Australian software company TechnologyOne.

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Poetry

I write poetry - not a common thing nowadays. And not only do I write it, I publish my stuff. My book of original poems, Social Cricket, The Universe and Everything, was published to zero critical acclaim in 2015 and is available for free from this website.

My new book of monster poems, Imaginarium - A Compendium of Poems about Monsters and Mythical Beings for Adults and Children will establish my reputation as one of the leading exponents of high quality doggerel in the modern era.

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Hi from GP

Thanks for visiting. This website contains information about both my professional and personal activities. There are details on my books and other writings, clients can gather information about my services, and there are links to various things relevant to what I do with myself.

My family and friends can catch glimpses of my private life, such as it is. I do not distinguish between work and play - what I do is a lifestyle, not a job.

This website has a simple structure. I hope you find the information on it interesting, valuable or amusing, depending on what you are after. In recent years have moved beyond journalism to the longer writing form of books. I have three strong interests, which are reflected in the books I have written. These are travel, the history of technology, and poetry. These are three unrelated fields, but I enjoy them all. Each has a section on this website. My other major interests are food and drink and music, but I don’t write about them. They are indulgences.

There is a blog. I post infrequently on a wide range of topics. Most of these are essay type works that will find their way into my memoirs. I also write a lot of travel blogs, which are on my travel website www.whygowhere.com

I am firmly on record as saying that I regard the concepts of copyright and intellectual property to be dead, or at best anachronistic, in the digital age. I'm not a hypocrite, so you use anything you want from this site for any purpose not harmful to me, with appropriate attribution.

Enjoy your visit.

Graeme Philipson (GP)

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Contact me

I'm easy to find. Give me a call me or email me about the site or anything else. I’ll talk to anybody at any time about anything.

Phone                 +61 418 609 397
Email                   graeme@philipson.info

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