How a writer fell in love with computers
Nick Renton's first and somewhat experimental podcast is available at
In it he discusses how he got into computers, how he developed his web site and how he uses the Internet as an aid to writing.
This recording, made on 2005-07-16, has been left as created, warts and all.
(17 minutes 18 seconds.)
This appears to be a temperamental file. On some systems it works best if the URL is pasted into Winamp. On some combinations of browser and player the download can be painfully slow.
Users can listen to all these .mp3 files on their own computers for nothing - on players such as Windows Media Player, Real Audio, Quick Time, Winamp and many others.
For example, a very nice free player can be downloaded from this site.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation provides a simple description of podcasting.
Current Economic Problems:
Some Provocative Solutions
Speech by Nick Renton to the Rotary Club of Melbourne on Wednesday 1990-04-11. The speech was also broadcast on 3RPH Melbourne on Sunday 1990-04-15, as "Speech of the Week". It suggests certain changes to Australia's economic policy in the context of that era.
(21 minutes 42 seconds.)
Understanding the Share Market
Nick Renton discusses the stock market, wealth creation, estate planning and direct equity investments. This recording of a broadcast made on Tuesday 2004-09-14 also mentions his Dictionary of Stock Exchange and Investment Terms.
(34 minutes 26 seconds.)
Is a Shareholders' Association really necessary?
Speech by Nick Renton on Wednesday 2005-08-10 to the Ballarat Branch of the Australian Shareholders' Association. In it he discusses the events leading to his founding the ASA in Melbourne in 1960. He recounts the early years following its Inaugural Meeting on 1960-09-06.
He also answers questions, including one dealing with the multiple fees payable to investment advisers and another dealing with executive remuneration.
(62 minutes 44 seconds.)
Nick Renton at Ballarat (courtesy Ballarat Courier)
Australian Shareholders' Association
Answers to Questions about Shareholders' Rights
Nick Renton answers questions about the formation of the Australian Shareholders' Association and investment in shares.
It was not practical to include the actual questions, but they should be obvious from the answers. Please disregard the few short breaks in the recording.
(8 minutes 37 seconds.)
The Art of Writing
Nick Renton describes the processes he used when writing his first 60 books.
(31 minutes 48 seconds.)
Nick Renton discusses his 60th book,
Enjoy your English!
This work shows that much about the English language can be fun.
(6 minutes 33 seconds.)
How Nick Renton came to create his large web site
The steps which commenced with the purchase of 100 shares in the 1950s.
(17 minutes 49 seconds.)
Address by Nick Renton to the RACV in Melbourne, Australia, on 2008-04-15.
(48 minutes 57 seconds.)
Tax Reform for a Better Australia
Address by Nick Renton to the Canterbury Rotary Club in Melbourne, Australia, on 2009-04-20.
(45 minutes 27 seconds.)
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