“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Welcome to Deep Dish, the home of leading investigative pizza journalist Richard Meadows!
- Do you have a sneaking suspicion there might be better ways of living beyond the status quo? Same!
- Interested in the pursuit of happiness, as it relates to money, minimalism, health, and psychology? Me too!
- Love pizza so much that you’d literally eat your own bodyweight, given half a chance? We’re going to get on just fine.
I worked as a business reporter for almost five years. I still write a weekly personal finance column for Fairfax Media, and do a bit of freelance journalism and copywriting on the side.
My immersion in the world of money included run-ins with billionaires, criminals, traders, entrepreneurs, interrogators, polymaths and paupers, all of whom taught me something.
It didn’t take long to realise most mainstream money advice was mealy-mouthed bullshit.
After heaps of research and some trial and error, I came across the less-travelled path to financial success.
I was 22 years old, with less than a cent to my name. Once I made a bunch of small lifestyle tweaks, the savings started pouring in. Just over three years later, my net worth had soared from a big fat zero to six figures.
You can read more about the journey in How to Save $100,000 by Age 25.
- Plotting and scheming various projects
- Reading a metric shit-tonne of books
- Conducting more experiments
- Learning a couple of new skills
- Eating obscene quantities of Pad Thai
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
— Mark Twain
What is Deep Dish?
I created this blog as a place to document my lifestyle experiments, and collate some of my published work.
While it’s mostly for my own enjoyment, I figured other people might get something out of it too.
All I know for sure is that taking a few small steps off the beaten path has completely changed the trajectory of my life.
Maybe it can do the same for you.