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Christmas parody 2018

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Monday, 17 December 2018 09:00

’Tis the week before Christmas and all through the land,
Excitement is building, for a season so grand.
Santa is coming, and the stockings are hung,
They’re filled with gifts, surprises for the young.


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Year in review

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Monday, 10 December 2018 09:00

Radio stations are playing Christmas carols, supermarkets are stocked with plum puddings and suburban homes are festooned with blinking lights. The holiday season is almost here and we each have our own way of celebrating. One of my corporate Christmas traditions is to publish a parody of Clement Moore’s classic poem, The Night Before Christmas.


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Money disorders

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Monday, 03 December 2018 09:00

You may not have heard of Adolf Merckle. The German billionaire committed suicide in 2009 by throwing himself under a speeding train. Prior to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), he was the 94th richest person in the world. Post-GFC, Merckle lost over a billion dollars and - although far from broke - could not cope emotionally with the losses which he found too great to bear.


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Extrapolating trends

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Monday, 26 November 2018 09:00

Making predictions about the future based on past trends is fraught with danger. What lies ahead is rarely a straight-line extrapolation of historical data. Rather, the path to the future bobs and weaves and zigs and zags as unforeseeable factors almost always intervene.


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Money trivia

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Monday, 12 November 2018 09:00

You earn it, you save it and you spend it. Your life would not be the same without it. We use it every day but rarely think deeply about its origin and utility. Money makes the world go around and has been doing so for hundreds of years. Here are 10 things you probably don’t know about money.


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