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How To Sell More Wine

I like wine, and a particularly like Italian wines.  The trouble is, after I have tasted some wonder wine or other I have a heck

Imagine a Nation

I want you, dear reader, to use your imagination for a moment. I shall now provide a little mental stimulation and tell you which nation

Crazynomics

One of my Banking and Finance Master students at the Il Sole 24 Ore business school where I teach made a comment which got me

A List of My Interests

I don’t know if this will interest anyone, but I’m trying to understand how many things interest me. So I’ve made a list, partly for fun, partly to help me understand, and, perhaps, focus in on some subjects a little better as time passes.

Clever Son and Crafty Dog

My son continues to surprise us. For a 4.5 year old he has quite a devious mind. Just today after I had picked the light

The Size of Newspapers

Awkward things newspapers. The full size versions that are still here and there are so huge and ungainly that you risk punching someone in the

Working up to the last minute

This is quite an unusual year for me.  Poor little me.  Usually by the end of July just about all of my courses have dried

An achievement

If, before I came to Italy, someone had asked me to stand up in front of around 50 people and make a presentation, I would