Monthly Archives: April 2007

Global Financial Trends, Private Equity, Orica and Takeover Protection

Interesting news in the last few days that Orica has said ‘No’ to a private equity takeover.  Apparently they have taken out at least two forms of takeover protection, Greenmail, and Poison Pill.  This is right out of the corporate governance … Continue reading

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Perfectionists and Triathlon

Here’s a quote from a book I just finished reading called "The Triathlete’s Guide to Mental Training."  Now before you say that anyone who reads a book like that has to be an exemplar for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, let me … Continue reading

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“Dreaming in Code” Book Review

Ultimately I found this book inconclusive, frustrating, with too many words.  And I guess that is a fair reflection of the project that it sets out to document.  The ‘Chandler’ open source project started in 2003, and still hasn’t hit … Continue reading

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Trying to be Dr. Johnson-esque

  I wonder if the fact that they always release new models of cars in the Autumn is why they are called ‘autumnobiles.’    

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