"I have been a subscriber for many many years. I too have been in semi retirement since one year, and enjoy your audios a lot since I now have more time to follow them. Even if your audio was considered too long, I thought the way the comment about the length of the Friday audio was rude. I liked your dignified reply. Thanks again, and keep up the good work."
"I note your subscriber's apparent frustrations concerning the length of your recent Friday audio. I'd like to express a contrary view. As a semi-retired investor who is simply trying to make the most of his pension assets, I find your occasional more lengthy ruminations valuable just because they are reflective.. Sometimes it's just useful to sense what is going on in your mind as well as to receive the raw facts demanded by your subscriber. And I expect the weekend audio to be longer. Today, I sense that you have been trying to satisfy this subscriber as you ended you Monday piece rather abruptly. I realise you can't satisfy everybody, but I too have listened to almost all your audios since I became a subscriber and I find them immensely helpful. Even though you inevitably repeat some themes from day to day, I need this for them to sink in. So, for me at least, keep your thoughts coming in whatever way feels appropriate."
"Just writing to urge you not to cut the audios short in future, in case you were thinking of doing so in response to today's email. I find them invaluable and the longer they are better as far as I am concerned. I am also busy, but I listen while doing something else such as commuting, cycling, running, walking or cooking."
"Hello David. On Friday Audio: Not to labour the point but I remember on Saturday thinking what a great edition of the Big Picture Outlook. I was still mentally chewing over the content during dinner that evening, much to the chagrin of the lady I was with. Anyway, your and Eoin's audios are an essential and enjoyable part of the daily routine in my book."
"I would recommend the subscriber unhappy with your latest long audio (comment of the day Jan 9, email of the day #1) to listen to you on an iphone, where one can x 2 the speed at which the file is played (thus, your audio of 44 minutes became 22 or so, with a very acceptable pace). Alternatively, the file duration is always displayed and one can choose not to listen should he have no time to do so… This said, your audios are very valuable and a manageable duration (20 minutes or less) is always appreciated!"
David Fuller's view Many thanks and I promise no more email postings on this subject. I selected these five because most mention different forms of multitasking; they express a preference for the more lengthy Friday Audios, and they were sent from five different continental regions: Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Fullermoney is a global service in terms of subscribers in addition to market coverage.
The Friday Audios are intentionally longer because from almost the beginning of these recordings subscribers requested a quick review of the week followed by a big picture, long-term outlook. Given time constraints, all the Fullermoney Audios are inevitably unscripted and unrehearsed. Recorded at the end of our working day to be up-to-date, daily Audios should be reasonably articulate and sequential in their coverage of various markets. This is seldom easy and I am well aware that the quality of content and delivery can vary considerably. Nevertheless, Audios are the most efficient means for us to provide more coverage in less time than in any other format.
In defence of Email 1 yesterday, we live in an era of information overload and time is precious. None of us enjoy activities in which we feel we are wasting time. I personally like the idea of multitasking because it usually saves time. If I am catching up on financial news in the morning and assessing overnight sentiment, I will do it while working out in my home gym most days. If I am watching a film or the news in the evening with Mrs Fuller, I like to combine it with some small task other than eating. Her leisure time multitasking often includes playing Scrabble on her iPad, against herself as no one else in the family can compete at the same standard. If reading at home, which usually requires my full concentration, I may invite a heat seeking cat into my lap provided it is in quiet mode.