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October 16, 2020

Keepers of Britain's Small Islands

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Fantastic October 12, 2020 New York Times article

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about the people who live on

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and take care of

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Britain's many tiny islands.

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The larger the screen you view the pictures on,


the more magnificent they are.

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'Crudely, there are three ways to make money as a hedge fund manager'


The headline above features the words of an anonymous multibillion-dollar asset manager quoted by Financial Times hedge fund correspondent Sam Jones in a story about the Galleon Group insider trading scandal.

The three ways:

1) "You can take advantage of trading technology, but few do."

2) "You can be more intelligent than others, but few are."

3) "You can have some specialized source of sustainable information. Unless that information is from fundamental analysis — and in Galleon's case, it did not all seem to be — then that's a red flag for us."

Alex Berenson's New York Times story on Galleon carried the headline "On Wall Street, thin line separates insider trading and research."

I am reminded of Aristotle Onassis's remark, to wit: "The secret of success in business is to know something no one else knows."

How do you spell insider trading?

October 16, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

What is it?

Whatt is it

Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: organic.

October 16, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4)

Bad News Good News from Agraria


Bad: "Due to the recent fires on the west coast, our zinnia growers are no longer able to supply any dried flowers for our potpourri topping. We regret the unfortunate circumstances but..."

Good: "... have compensated with additional orange slices and cinnamon sticks."

Agraria's Bitter Orange Potpourri (above, with additional orange slices and cinnamon sticks) is the closest thing to heaven on Earth you're likely to experience.

I started buying it in the early 1970s when I was in medical school; at the time, it was their only product.

The 2-liter box pictured costs $60; a second box on the same order is $30. 

If you want to endear yourself to someone for life, give them the second box.

October 16, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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