I was reading through a financial investment email from my bank.

The articles they were highlighting sounded interesting, but the footer “teaser” was even more so!


The winnings (in US dollars) that Bianca Andreescu took home from the U.S. Open.

(Source: U.S. Tennis Association)

I find this an exceptional amount of money – I grew up when you wanted to be a millionaire – now your house costs more than the million that was going to bring you lifelong security.

Bianca has worked hard.  She is exceptional.  She deserves honour.

But I still scratch my head – where there is no hair.

What is the rest of the world worth? 

Is the true measure of worth in what we do – or cannot do? 

Or more to the point, is our worth based on our marketability – and consequently on the market?