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The Monsieur’s Brief: What Happens if the US Defaults?

July 20, 2011

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A new series of article summaries to help true gentlemen- Monsieurs, get a better handle on things going on globally, culturally and nationally. Consider this a cheat sheet for intellectual conversations. 1. What Happens if the US Defaults? IF the US defaults, it would destroy the credit system as we know it. The fundamental benchmark […]

The Monsieur is Off for an Adventure!

May 26, 2011

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Apologies for the lack of updates, I’ve been busy planning and organising a major international move and when next I return, I’ll be posting from a brand new country with a slew of all new designers and looks. Subscribe for updates! Ciao!

Ostentation Defined: JP Morgan Palladium Card

May 13, 2011

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I’m not impressed. How much of a douche do you have to be to really want a card that is literally made of Palladium? According to JP Morgan, their Palladium Card is not open to membership like AMEX Centurion card; It’s only available to clients with JP Morgan Private Banking and that means having accounts […]

The Monsieur’s Brief: Hidden Costs of Palm Oil

May 8, 2011

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A new series of article summaries to help true gentlemen- Monsieurs, get a better handle on things going on globally, culturally and nationally. Consider this a cheat sheet for intellectual conversations. In Brief We all agree that we need a green alternative to fossil fuels. The problem is that palm oil, once trumpeted as a […]

The Monsieur’s Brief: Animal Conservation

May 1, 2011

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A new series of article summaries to help true gentlemen- Monsieurs, get a better handle on things going on globally, culturally and nationally. Consider this a cheat sheet for intellectual conversations. In Brief Animal conservation is a morally grey area that few want to tread. Sure, there are those that hunt for a food source […]

Valentine’s Day and the Married Man

February 9, 2011

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I’m married. I know, some of you out there will probably look at that declaration with some sort of squalid pallor.  You know? The kind of face you make when you’re looking heartbroken at some of Edison Chen’s pictures (five words: Cecilia buy an epilator please). That said, I’ve never been one to shy away from romantic […]

Words from The Monsieur: The Groom’s Wedding Speech

January 11, 2011

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Thanking you all for coming. Uncle Terry, Aunty Chris, Uncle David, Aunty Aggie, Uncle Gary, Aunty Lanabelle, Aunty Valerie, Uncle Martin, Kate’s family, my mom-in-law- Janet, father-in-law Choi Boon and Uncle Albert for letting us have his beautiful daughter Rebecca as our flower girl and all the other important people without whom this wedding might […]

Ancient Chinese Leadership Advice and How Not to Follow

November 2, 2010

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Let me tell you a story… Over two thousand years ago, during the Warring States Period in China, a simple old woman had the common sense to realize that people need to be decently fed. Zi Fa was a general in the State of Chu. In a battle with the State of Qin, his food […]

Time and Type

October 20, 2010

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If this story was done 50 years ago, I would imagine that we would be slaving over the issue with typewriters. Beneath the hammering of keys and the hypnotic click-clack of cast iron on paper, your canvas would lay. Clean, fresh. No windows, no folders, no YouTube — a writer’s dream, perhaps a nightmare for […]

How Apple Mastered “The Non Apology”

September 2, 2010

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Governance, specifically corporate governance, has turned into a fine art form. Looking back at the economic crisis of yesteryear, I’ve found that we have come a mighty long way in this great skill I call, “the art of the non apology”. Many have tried it but many have faltered. It occurs more than once every […]

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