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The Investment Office system of knowledge organization, by which resources are arranged and ordered systematically, using an experimental, multi-dimensional, approach to the domain.

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Beyond Finance Non-Linear Views on Financial Markets and the Economy
Quotes on the fly Quotes and Excerpts on Capital Markets and the Economy
The Coffee Chronicles Cool Quotes from Everywhere and Nowhere, on Contradictions, Existence and Nothingness
The Chart Room As in “a picture is worth a thousand words”, “un bon croquis vaut mieux qu'un long discours”, "百闻不如一见"

The power of masks

Sophie Campbell, guest author
LGT, August 3, 2020

The Lystrosaurus

Rusty Guinn
Epsilon Theory, The Zeitgeist, June 17, 2020

Federal Charter of 1291

Investment Office, August 1st 2020
''The US is the main exporter of risk-seeking capital, while Emerging Markets are the main exporter of risk-averse capital.''
Michael J. Howell
Capital Wars: The Rise of Global Liquidity, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
“Stop saying the market makes no sense!”
Jim Cramer
CNBC, Mad Money, August 3 2020
So, this memorable year passes. To the horrid nightmare of an overwhelming war is added the foisting vapours of State control. Nothing is the same, nothing ever will be the same.
FRASER, The Chronicle, Vol. 105, 2489 - 2490, December 29, 1917
In a sense, the Fed’s great balance sheet expansion “worked because it didn’t work”
Dr. Mickey D. Levy, Chief Economist US, Americas and Asia, member of the Shadow Open Market Committee.
Berenberg Capital Markets, Economics, Macro News, “The Fed’s Aggressive Response to the Crisis: What’s Next?”, 23 July 2020

What fun it would be", he thought, "if one didn't have to think about happiness!"

Aldous Huxley
Brave New World, 1932

Showing up is 80 percent of life”

Woody Allen, 1977

There is nothing like getting your ass kicked to get things into perspective!”

Jay Leno
Joe Rogan Experience #692 - Jay Leno, September 3, 2015

The power of masks

We encounter masks everywhere at the moment. What stories and customs do they hide and show?

Sophie Campbell, guest author
LGT, August 3, 2020

The Magic of Moss and What It Teaches Us About the Art of Attentiveness to Life at All Scales

“Life [exists] only because of a myriad of synchronicities that bring us to this particular place at this particular moment. In return for such a gift, the only sane response is to glitter in reply.”

Maria Popova
Brain Pickings

“Stop saying the market makes no sense!”


Jim Cramer
CNBC, Mad Money, August 3 2020

Now, Zoom is worth more than the top seven airlines combined.

Iman Gosh
Visual Capitalist, May 15, 2020

''Although it may appear that Saudi Arabia and Russia are in conflict, the true foes for both countries are technology and capitalism.''


Brian L. Kloss, Tracy Chen
Brandywine Global, Around the Curve, The End of the World As We Know It?, March 31 2020

''COVID-19 doesn’t actually change anything – it accelerates wider structural change''

Stephen Springham
Knight Frank, The Doomsday of All Scenarios? COVID-19 Market Update, 30/03/2020