Monthly Archives: November 2010

All that glitters is not gold

Silver is an interesting material. For centuries, it was used as for money. Today, it is used in an incredible variety of products – in fact there are more patents being registered regarding the use of silver than any other … Continue reading

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Floods and Firestorms

How should a nation respond to a disaster? In Australia, when floods or firestorms strike, our hearts break and our hands reach out to help however we can. What extra we have; in some cases far more is poured out … Continue reading

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Competition and Collusion: Opposites Attract

Banks. Oil companies. Grocery stores. All industries that suffer from consistent complaints regarding collusion and price fixing. Interestingly, also dominated by well managed, profitable companies in industries where differentiation is difficult. And here’s the fascinating insight I came away with … Continue reading

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