Dr. Michael Kemp completed an MBA before embarking on a career in corporate finance during the mid-1980s bull market. His financial career has included working in the Treasury Department of the Australian Wheat Board, as a trader for Bankers Trust and in the Corporate Finance department of stockbroking firm Potter Warburg (both in Australia and London). Michael graduated from Melbourne University and has subsequently gained two master's degrees, including an MBA from Monash University. As a young financier he was awarded the Ian Roach Prize for achieving first place nationally among employees of the Australian Securities Exchange studying for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. Today Michael spends his time investing on his personal account and analyzing and writing about stocks for the Barefoot Blueprint newsletter. He has written 2 books on finance: Creating Real Wealth and Uncommon Sense - Investment Wisdom Since the Stock Market's Dawn. To Michael, finance has always been a passion, never a job.