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The Nixon Shock And The Closing Of The Gold Window

Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the USA. Nixon had the rather unsavoury task of announcing to the world that the US Dollar would no longer be backed by Gold. Taking effect the following day. Thus ended the Bretton-Woods Economic Era which had started in 1944. 27 years of existence. Obviously, the US DOLLAR did …

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So What Are Olympic Medals Really Made Of ?

The Olympics have once again wowed the world. So many exploits and surprises, so much joy and a fair share of disappointment.  We’ve also seen the introduction of some new sports in Tokyo: Skateboarding, Surf, Sport Climbing and Karaté. The Modern Olympic Games are very much different from their Ancient Counterpart. The very first Ancient …

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Newsletter 009 – Make Digital Your Goal

Hi to all Seekers of Change and Self-Reliance, PASSION! Where on earth does it come from? This is a great opportunity to introduce you to Simon Sinek, if you haven’t already had the pleasure… I’d also like to broach the subject of Self-Reliance and the need to take control of your life. Build yourself financial security (no this …

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Blockchain Is Impacting The World

It has been non-stop in the media since 2018, growing to a crescendo in 2020: Blockchain Cryptos Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin… Libra (Facebook) Central Bank Digital Currency Blockchain is a revolution-in-the-making. It is and will continue to create shock-waves throughout many industries. The DISRUPTOR  par excellence It is not the strongest of the species that …

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Teaser – ANTIFRAGILE by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Teaser for the Book    ANTIFRAGILE (Things That Gain From Disorder) by Nassim Nicholas TALEB, published in 2012, publisher Random House (US), Penguin (UK) A very interesting read indeed. Nassim Nicholas TALEB is an illustrious figure who has had a renowned and varied career: Trader, Writer, Academic Researcher. TALEB does NOT mince his words. He shares …

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