Category Archives: Business

100 Days

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” So thought Leonardo da Vinci and, as the dust settles on the … Continue reading

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The Beginning

“If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.” So said Galileo Galilei. Plato himself thought the beginning the most important part of the work. Thus the question, how is the … Continue reading

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The Terminal

“Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighbourhoods.” So remarked George W. Bush and, I suppose, if your neighbourhood is in Texas, you are … Continue reading

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Stay

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less that the one you are capable of living.” So thought Nelson Mandela, and so thought the millions of Poles who, since Poland … Continue reading

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Prosperity

“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” So thought Sir Winston Churchill and, while economics was certainly … Continue reading

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Inheritance

“There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, until philosophers become kings in this world, or until those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy … Continue reading

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Father

“Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.” So thought economist John Kenneth Galbraith and, had he been alive today, I doubt the succession of meetings on Greece and the Euro would have changed his mind. Who, in … Continue reading

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Promises

“Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.” This healthy dose of cynicism comes, of course, from the French, Charles de Gaulle to be specific but is now, alas, of … Continue reading

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Our Farmland

“The land is ours. It’s not European and we have taken it, we have given it to the rightful people…. Those of white extraction who happen to be in the country and are farming are welcome to do so, but … Continue reading

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Helicopter

As Tom Clancy once said, “helicopters don’t fly, they vibrate so badly the ground rejects them.” And not only the ground, it seems, with the news that PZL-Świdnik has filed a law suit against the Defence Ministry following the failure … Continue reading

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