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Gold flakes in the water cooler

Every now and then you find a comedy that people either love or hate.  The IT Crowd is one of those.  It's a UK minor hit comedy series on Channel 4, and here's a clip of the CEO meeting his CFO: I'm posting this because I can see every CEO …

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Gold flakes in the water cooler

Every now and then you find a comedy that people either love or hate.  The IT Crowd is one of those.  It's a UK minor hit comedy series on Channel 4, and here's a clip of the CEO meeting his CFO: I'm posting this because I can see every CEO …

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Christmas Crunch levity

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I received a few nice, light thoughts over the Christmas period.  One was an email that told the story of the monkey buying man … Once upon a time a man appeared in a village and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each. The villagers, …

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Christmas Crunch levity

The_week_9390_27

I received a few nice, light thoughts over the Christmas period.  One was an email that told the story of the monkey buying man … Once upon a time a man appeared in a village and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each. The villagers, …

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Banking on a good holiday

It's Christmas Eve and you're still reading my blog … having said that, it's Christmas Eve and I'm still blogging … So, I was going to post something serious, and then thought: "what the heck, it's Christmas!" and decided instead to pick on one of my favourite TV shows, Frasier. …

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Happy holidaze and all that …

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As this is the last day in the office for many of you until January 5th, I thought I would share some Christmas wishes with y’all. The biggest change I’ve noticed this year is that I’m getting lots and lots of ecards. They normally arrive wth a message like: “We …

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Happy holidaze and all that …

Picture44

As this is the last day in the office for many of you until January 5th, I thought I would share some Christmas wishes with y’all. The biggest change I’ve noticed this year is that I’m getting lots and lots of ecards. They normally arrive wth a message like: “We …

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The Best Week of the Year

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I always enjoy reading the Week magazine, and this week's Week is a belter. It's reviewing the stories of the last week and the last year, with the Bernie Madoff affair figuring large. Two things stood out from their coverage of the Madoff story.  First, a quote from Warren Buffett:  …

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The City has no shame …

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Investment bankers do not help themselves do they? By way of example, here's a bunch of them singing a song about the public, with the chorus: "Sorry we f*****d up your Christmas, but we really don't give a sh*t, 'cos we made loadsa money, in fact we're swimming in it." …

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This bank is no more

This bank is no more I dedicate today’s blog to all those people who remember Monty Python’s Parrot sketch with affection.  The scene begins with a customer entering a bank. Customer: “I wish to make a complaint.” Teller: “We're closing for lunch.”  Customer: “Never mind that, I wish to complain about this account …

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This bank is no more

This bank is no more I dedicate today’s blog to all those people who remember Monty Python’s Parrot sketch with affection.  The scene begins with a customer entering a bank. Customer: “I wish to make a complaint.” Teller: “We're closing for lunch.”  Customer: “Never mind that, I wish to complain about this account …

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