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February 19 2013

“How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.”

Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

For some of us, the word mindfulness summons images of barefooted monks in dark red robes. For others, it may be a reminder of a meditation session offered during the lunch break in the board room of their company.  For those who have been practicing for a while it means an attitude of open, non-judgmental attention to the external and internal worlds and a sense of equanimity.

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January 18 2013

Electronic publication is nothing new and certainly nothing  recent. All important newspapers today have their own websites and web editions, and issues can be downloaded into e-book readers, smartphones or tablets. Some newspapers in the world have already stopped coming out in the paper format because it was no longer profitable.

The same thing is true about book publication, in which I, as a writer, am more interested. The first novels published solely as e-books started to appear around the year 2000. It was a favorite tool for self-publishing authors who either did not want to bother with publishers, or whom no publisher wanted.

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January 18 2013

For those who think that financial system reform, either in the U.S. or in the Eurozone, has made the financial system safer, an article has been published in the February issue of the Atlantic which should dispel any illusions. See - What’s Inside America’s Banks? byFrank Partnoy and Jesse Eisinger (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/01/whats-inside-americas-banks/309196/). The piece examines, as near as is humanly possible, the business model of a long-thought-to-be conservatively managed American bank, namely – Wells Fargo. Without going into the mind numbing details, the conclusion of the article is that even this ‘old-style’ bank is operating as a casino with unknown – and perhaps unknowable – risks, and deriving much of its profit from these activities. This should come as a surprise to no one, except politicians who are in a willful state of denial about the financial industry. It is noteworthy that the American financial industry lobbies strenuously against meaningful reform arguing that reform would leave them unable to compete with other (read European, Japanese and Chinese) global banks. 

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January 18 2013

The telecommunications industry has grown with breathtaking speed during the previous two decades. The mobile telecoms market started as a nascent new telecoms service in the early 90s and has fully taken the world in less than 20 years. The growth of mobile telephony, coupled with the offering of fixed and wireless broadband, has not only offset the gradual decline of traditional fixed telephony but has actually exploded the revenues of the many telecommunication service providers around the world. Combined with one of the best gross margins compared to most other industries (legal ones at least..)ranging between 20% and 60% (depending on the region and type of telecom service provider), has resulted in the creation of some of the largest and most profitable companies in the world. People are often unaware of or unable to grasp the size and profits levels of the large telecommunication companies. The revenues of the top telecom service providers in small European countries, such as the Czech Republic, are exceeding the 1 billion Euro revenue mark, and large EU countries have telecom companies with revenues in the tens of billions of Euros. The large customer base of telecom service providers expanding their reach across all population segments,and the ongoing penetration of mobile and broadband services during the previous decade,combined with the high profit margins, was more or less a license to print money. 

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