Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Page 123

I've nicked this from Tom Freeman:

1. Pick up the nearest book
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the next three sentences
5. Tag five people and acknowledge who tagged you

I've just finished The New Financial Order, which I'll bung up some thoughts on later. But anyway, here's page 123:

If livelihood insurers in countries all over the world do just this sort of risk management with macro markets, then the markets can function well, with both a steady supply of issuers of the securities representing every country and a steady demand for them. This kind of risk management for insurance companies may sound complicated and technical but it is well known in financial circles. What is missing is the macro markets.

I can't be bothered to tag five people so I'll just do John G and John W.


John said...

Oops!!! Because I'm so late to this, sorry, I'd better do it here instead...

Work lunch break, and about 45cm from my left hand is Robert Scoble and Shel Israel's Naked Conversations (subtitled "how blogs are changing the way businesses talk with customers). I read it last year, but have a very untidy desk so it's still sitting there under some papers. It comes recommended if you too would like to become one of those wild-eyed business-blog acolytes your newspaper warned you about (come borrow it next time you're over here!).

Page 123:
"Sometimes these companies still throw Le Meur out of the room. But increasingly they want to hear more. He advises those who will listen: "If a blogger has enough passion, the blog becomes the central place on the internet for that topic. Companies understand the importance of Google, but they don't yet get how blogging fits in. If the corporation doesn't do this for themselves, then someone else will."

Tom P said...

sounds interesting. ish!