Month: February 2014

It’s So Simple and Yet…

I have, for the past several weeks, had the occasion to purchase some outdoor plants for a landscaping job I am having done. In some cases a visit to a general retailer has been sufficient for my needs, but there are a number of less common plants that required a

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Don’t Ever Say THIS to Me!

“Oh, but he’s ex-Goldman Sachs.” This post is dedicated to our friend Greg Miller of Myanmar Capital Partners who, though he’s an “ex-hot shot investment banker”, remains an exceptional individual and a talented professional. In the world of private equity, the statement above tends to crop up often. It is brandished

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You Get What You (Deserve) Pay For!

 I like to limit my daily/weekly reading to a few key publications. Information overload is all too common these days, and much of it is worth what you pay for it, frankly. However there are exceptions. Paul Rosenberg, editor of the Freeman’s Perspective is a guy I pay attention to

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The Next Big Thing in Finance!

That’s what its being called. Crowdfinance or crowdfunding, is a space we’ve spoken about repeatedly on this site. Mainstream media have been a little slow to wake up to it, but wake up to it they will. It is MASSIVELY DISRUPTIVE, and the implications for traditional brokers, investment bankers, venture

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Gold For Delivery Please!

Government corruption. Tautology. “The extent of corruption in Europe is ‘breathtaking’ and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn Euros, annually the European commission says.” There you have it. This statement comes directly from the European commission in a recently published report, almost certainly an incompetent bureaucratic nightmare itself

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