— Excerpt from New Statesman - Beware those Black Swans
Another discovery today. I’m sure many of you have already read this book. I’m adding it to my reading list!
“Let us move voluntarily into a robust economy by helping what needs to be broken break on its own, converting debt into equity, marginalising the economics and business school establishments, banning leveraged buyouts, putting bankers where they belong, clawing back the bonuses of those who got us here and teaching people to navigate a world with fewer certainties. Then we will see an economic life closer to our biological environment: smaller firms and no leverage - a world in which entrepreneurs, not bankers, take the risks, and in which companies are born and die every day without making the news.”
I liked the movie. It really is a good film and it is funny too. The voodoo in the movie was a little too scary for the kids but I’m sure they’ll come around once they see it a few times. A great cast with some surprise names in there. I agree with Keith David - the film is indeed historical. “The Princess and the Frog” is Disney’s first Black princess. I have to admit I’ve never noticed. Terrence Howard makes the point in the video that all little girls related to Snow White. Nevertheless, it is interesting to consider that in its 86 year history Disney has cast an Arab and Native American princess before casting a Black one.
And the youngest Formula One World Champion! (via @oceanhaven)
Lewis Hamilton (shown here with girlfriend and PCD lead Nicole Scherzinger) is the first and only Black (mixed) Formula One competitor ever. He’s also on track to win tonight at the finals after pulling in first during last nights quarter finals. I came to the Grand Prix not knowing much about the sport let alone who I’d be cheering on but it didn’t take long for me to find the one. “At the age of ten Hamilton approached the McLaren team principal, Ron Dennis, at the 1995 Autosport Awards ceremony and told him “‘I want to race for you one day.’” Less than three years later, he was signed by McLaren and Mercedes-Benz to their Young Driver Support Programme” (via). How’s that for having a plan and sticking to it. Here’s to hoping my pick wins tonight.
Naomi Campbell flexed and there is evident change. Thanks girl!
Gracie Carvalho, pictured here, is wearing my favorite outfit of the 10 models featured in the article.
“The naira traded at 160 per dollar yesterday, compared with about 182 on May 22 , when the central bank ban was lifted… The black-market rate’s appreciation brings it closer into line with the official interbank market, where the naira is trading at 148 per dollar…”