Cyprus is my island When the going’s rough I would love to find you Somewhere in a place like that David Bowie, ‘Move On’ I wonder how many retirees in Cyprus imagined they would be facing the possibility that their life savings would be either, arbitrarily taken by the government, or vanish in a run… Continue reading A Rainy Day in Cyprus?
With the Christmas season upon us (Yes, Christmas. If you are offended please move along.) we are being bombarded with Christmas specials. Almost all of the more recent ones are a variation of “How (insert name of cartoon character available at your store for $39.99) saved Christmas.” I had no idea Christmas was that fragile. As an adult,… Continue reading Help! Christmas is Ruined!
One of the strengths of the English language is one can speak very poorly but still be understood. Another is the ease at which words are created or existing words have their meaning changed. For example, software piracy. Piracy is “robbery on the high seas”. Not too many pirates in history made copies of their… Continue reading The Agnostic Pirates of the Seven Seas
If you are over 40 and work in a white collar job, you either are or know people who are subject matter experts on the arcane operations of your company. Entire careers have been built and sustained by hoarding knowledge and becoming the ‘go to guy’. But is this going to last? While watching the… Continue reading The Value of Knowledge