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What do you mean “getting old”?

Hope I die before I get old   Today’s my son goes up to Cambridge, just as I did 36 years ago. He’ll make his own way, I am off to France to watch the Arc de Triomphe. It feels … Continue reading

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“Hope I die before I get old..?”

  The quote’s from Pete Townsend and the Who’s “my generation”. It’s a brutal version of the Beatles’ “when I’m 64” but both songs are driven by the fear of getting old “will you still need, me, will you still … Continue reading

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The man from Yamaichi said no

Sometime in 1993 I was advising a bunch of traders at Yamaichi Securities a now defunct Japanese trading house in the City. The Japanese equity markets were in a tailspin (from which they have not recovered) but the markets they were trading … Continue reading

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