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It’s A Doge’s Life

“I can calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of crowds.” (Sir Isaac Newton – upon losing the equivalent of $3mm in the South Sea Bubble of 1720) “Dogecoin can be a good barometer for how … Continue reading

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New Shit Has Come To Light

While money doesn’t talk, it swears. Obscenity, who really cares? (Bob Dylan) Move over Warren Buffet, forget Howard Marks’ copious memos, and who the f**k are Graham & Dodd? The new oracle of the investment universe goes by the delightfully … Continue reading

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When Death Whispers

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin.  English cricket captain Tony Greig’s “I intend to make the West Indies grovel” comment in 1976 may well be the most … Continue reading

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The Great Digitization

The enlightened among you will be aware that Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov did not write I Am The Walrus. Less enigmatic and decidedly more prophetic, what Lenin did say is the following: “There are decades when nothing happens, and there are … Continue reading

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Strange Days

The Rolling Stones just released their first new song in almost a decade. Living in a Ghost Town is a catchy enough tune, but the lyrics are somewhat trite. “Life was so beautiful, then we all got locked down”? Come … Continue reading

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

“You can never be too rich or too thin” is a quote attributed to Wallis Simpson, the enigmatic former Duchess of Windsor. This marvellously cynical line may well have been the inspiration for the founders of The Lanserhof Group.  Two slick … Continue reading

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Deus Ex Machina

“I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Woody Allen. “Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.” Arthur Schopenhauer. Immortality is so hot right now.  Yuval Noah Harari in his bestseller Home Deus pronounces that eternal life will be a primary goal […]

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Men In Tights

Joseph Nye, the former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, coined the term “soft power” in 1990 to describe a nation’s ability to “attract and co-opt rather than use force or give money as a means of persuasion”. In … Continue reading

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Student of the Year

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln. Almost 30% of Indian Members of Parliament have criminal records. Many have been in jail, some are out on bail and … Continue reading

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Rajat Rex

“This is a fall from grace of Greek tragedy proportions.” Thus spoke Gary Naftalis, Defense Counsel for Rajat Gupta, in reaction to the sentence pronounced on his client by Judge Rakoff. The learned judge himself reinforced this theme of a … Continue reading

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