Week 52 – Top Links + Quotes + More

Here are my top links and more from the week starting Sunday 28th 2008.

I came across this great little story worth sharing and thinking about.

At a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island, Kurt Vonnegut informs his pal, Joseph Heller, that their host, a hedge fund manager, had made more money in a single day than Heller had earned from his wildly popular novel Catch-22 over its whole history. Heller responds, “Yes, but I have something he will never have … enough.”

from John Bogle, Enough. The Measures of Money, Business, and Life.

Ever wondered what a Hedge Fund is?

This 10 minute video is a goodie. Entertaining (as possible) and easy to follow. An insight into much of what has driven the decline in our global stock market.
http://marketplace.publicradio.org/videos/whiteboard/hedge_funds.shtml

The Einstellung effect in 2009

You have three empty water jars, and each holds a different amount of water. Jar A holds 21 units of water, Jar B holds 127 units, and Jar C holds 3 units. You have to measure out 100 units of water. What’s the quickest way to do it?
Find the answer to this puzzle and the importance of New Thinking in 2009 here: Einstellung

Foldable Hotel Rooms?

This looks like a good idea. This French company has designed temporary hotel rooms 12 square meters in size with wood flooring, wood furniture and private bathrooms including toilet, shower and hot water.
http://www.springwise.com/tourism_travel/foldable_hotel_rooms_pop_up_as/

When you HAVE to fish, it doesn’t matter what the economy is like…



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