About Me

Hi there, and thanks for stopping by! My name’s Pete, I’m 35 and living in Australia. I was somewhat of a loser in my early to mid 20s, just drifting around, not having much of an idea about anything and certainly no real career prospects. I’d failed a university degree (computer science), passed a university degree (bachelor of arts in history and politics) and done a bit of traveling and working on bars. At 26 I made a decision that was both boneheaded and genius at the same time: I joined the army. I say boneheaded because I did barely any research and didn’t really know what I was in for, but brilliant because it was the best thing I could have done.

Since then, I’ve earned my master’s degree with a distinction average, I’ve competed at national level in judo and trained with some of my country’s best athletes and coaches, I’ve been a military instructor and I’ve also competed in powerlifting whilst writing a few books and articles in my spare time. I currently work in the medical devices field at a Fortune 500 company which has had over 30 years of straight sales growth.

What really fascinates me, what really makes me tick is studying the psychology of learning, skill development, success and motivation, with some dabbling in philosophy on the side. I’ve spent the last 10 years doing this and you’ll find everything I’ve learned here. One of my greatest skills is being able to see the bigger picture and connect the dots on ideas and concepts that most people are oblivious to, which is what I write about. If you want more of an insight into my personality, my MBTI is INTJ.

Getting in touch with me

I don’t do too much social media as I think it’s a waste of time and I have little enough of that as it is. If you wish to contact me the best way is to tweet me, my handle is @prometheandrive. For something a bit longer, you can send me an email to pete@peterwross.com. I read every single email and while I generally can’t respond within a day, I always respond.

You can find my work at Medium here.

You can find my work at Observer.com here.

You can find my work at Good Men Project here.

11 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Hi

    Just came across your articles while surfing and found very relevant to my situation in life.
    I wish to subscribe to your mailers and would appreciate if can put me on your mailing list. Am still reading the blog and look forward to learning and sharing.
    Thanks n B/Rgds
    Srinagesh

  2. Thanks for stopping by Srinagesh, I have added you to my list. Please check your inbox to confirm, look forward to hearing from you in the future!

  3. Hi Pete!
    I cannot stop reading your articles, they are great! I’ve just made the same realizations you wrote about and decided to act and become a lioness. :)) Can I please join your mailing list?

  4. Thanks so much Bea! I’ll add you tonight, please be sure to check your inbox for confirmation 🙂

  5. Hi Pete,

    I read your articles on Medium which led me here and I’m continuing to read, you have no idea how much all of these posts resonate with me… so thank you. I tried clicking the email icon on the sidebar but didn’t have any luck.

    Please add me to your email list when you have a chance.

    Thank you

  6. You recently retweeted, “Total cost of F-35 program, $1.45 trillion, could provide free college to every student in the U.S. for 20 years” (https://twitter.com/mims/status/725074420771991552), utterly oblivious to the fact that Bernie Sanders loves the F-35 (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/09/bernie-sanders-loves-this-1-trillion-war-machine.html). And that, sir, is the thing so many Bernie Bros like you can’t grasp about Bernie Sanders, as is evidenced by the bubble that is your recent article on The Observer.

    Be well.

  7. Initially I disagreed with a lot of what you have said, especially if you were the author of the Bernie Sanders article. But you are thought provoking and thus potentially a good source for testing my ideas and beliefs.

  8. Thanks for having the courage to come to my site, use the name “anon” and criticise my work. Here is what you clearly cannot grasp: that is is possible, even preferable, to hold two contradictory views at once. No one candidate is perfect, indeed no human being is perfect so it’s utterly unreasonable and unrealistic to expect that someone holds all the same views as I do. But in your mind, just like I stated in my article, it’s all or nothing. Because Sanders holds one view that I disagree with, I’m a hypocrite and “Bernie Bro” for supporting him.

    The world needs more people who can weigh up all the arguments and facts in any given situation and compromise to come to the best outcome. What we don’t need are people like yourself standing at the ready with “gotcha!” facts, getting messed up in the trivia of the trees whilst ignoring the higher truth of the forest.

  9. Hi David, thanks for stopping by! I’m glad to read your comment, because while you may disagree with me, I respect your opinion and the fact that you obviously think deeply and test it.

  10. Your article about men being the primary victims of war is very interesting, making essential points about male soldiers’ suffering. But your story didn’t mention rape, which happens in war zones all the time, maybe not by American men as much as Boca Ratan and other groups that kidnap women for sexual slavery–though American soldiers have certainly raped women in wars throughout American history–there’s a lot of writing on this, including the figure of 11,000 women raped during WWII, and that’s just the number of those prosecuted in military court–while American soliders also raped , and bombed and burned up civilians during Vietnam, as well as doing things that end up with collateral damage (women, children, elderly of both genders). In any case, eliding the element of rape in your article was irresponsible, if as a reporter you follow the first tenant of journalism, which is to seek the truth and report it–not just tell readers what they might want to hear (given the Observer’s political thrust, no pun intended, and readership). Moreover, UNICEF reports that children are the primary victims of war:
    http://www.voanews.com/a/unicef-says-children-main-victims-of-war/2459908.html

    It seems your article was written in the context of wars fought by the U.S. (given the detail that women primarily were at home), but that point was not made in the article, leading readers, a lot of whom are not critical thinkers (c.f. the election of the lying, misogynistic (“I grab their pussies”), elitest U.S. President Donald Trump), to echo your points in their thinking and conversation, which replicates the male privilege indicated in the piece.

    Just saying.

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