Category: Heard through the grapevine

London Property – What’s driving it ??

Much has been written in recent months about the seemingly unassailable rise of the London property market. To focus on why this has occurred, there are a few dynamics that have to be explored ;- The economic engine of London…

Beware all donations!

The Rectory St. James the Least   My dear Nephew Darren This has been an unusual month: we have moved from hysterical excitement to deep disappointment within the space of days. For many years, our vestry has displayed an oil…

Fifty Sheds of Grey

The following story was sent to me by John Bridges, friend, adviser and one of the most knowledgeable and best connected corporate financiers I have had the privilege to meet. With some 150 years of experience in the City John…

Call centers: this is what it feels like!

Pranksters get even with Belgian mobile phone company.

To fully appreciate the prank please watch the video to the very end.

 

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Identity

Ed Milliband walks into Nat West bank to cash a cheque. As he approaches the cashier he says “Good morning , could you please cash this cheque for me”? Cashier: “It would be my pleasure Sir. Could you please show…

How many words does it take?

Pythagorean Theorem: ……………………………………… 24 words. Lord’s Prayer:……………………………………………….. . 66 words. Archimedes’ Principle: ………………………………………67 words. Ten Commandments: ………………………………………179 words. Gettysburg address: ……………………………………… 286 words. US Declaration of Independence : ………………… ..1,300 words. US Constitution with all 27 Amendments: ……….. 7,818 words.…

A speculative trader

A speculative trader heard a rumour that sardines were going to be in short supply, so he bought a large consignment of tinned sardines. As the price went up they changed hands several times, and each time the seller made…

Socialism summed up succinctly

The following simple analogy was sent to me by a friend. Unfortunately I do not know the original author so I release this with my gratitude for providing clarity in a murky world.¬†   An economics professor at a local…

Should we put the pensioners in jail and the criminals in a nursing home?

This way the pensioners would have access to showers, hobbies and walks. They’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc and they’d receive money instead of paying it out. They would have constant video monitoring, so…