Andrew Sheldon was born in Sydney, Australia. After attending Knox Grammar School, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Macquarie University in 1991, followed by a Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing Graduate Diploma from the University of NSW. Between 1993-98 he was employed as an energy analyst with international energy consultants Barlow Jonker, specialising in Asian coal and power markets. From 1998-2003 he worked in Japan, in events management and as a mining equities analyst, before becoming a professional trader; specialising in mining stocks and property. Andrew is a consummate researcher, a critical thinker and writer. He is best known for his analysis of mining stocks and property markets, selling his insightful publications to clients all around the world. In recent years he has ceased his contributions to the Japan Times to focus on lifestyle and life enhancing strategies as the principal of SheldonThinks. This is the start of something big!