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Flatman hears a who

Posted by g.e. on March 15, 2009

Flatman in his quest for an exciting, enlightening India hears a who from India’s dreamers of climate change


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wish i can tell you more about kosmix

Posted by g.e. on March 15, 2009

Very nice review of kosmix.com from NYT here. While i was all this time thinking the next* big hit – on the lines of hotmail, junglee, zoho – is going to come from Mr Munjal.

I like the timing of all this, just as google had started at the close of dot-com excesses, kosmix being rolled out as the world start descending on the road to perdition for its housing excesses.

Wish they had a better name but. Didn’t think twitter was a good name too, until people started tweeting and re-tweeting. so lets see.

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the other jihad

Posted by g.e. on March 10, 2009

Or how to find enemies and influence people

Bloomberg quoting Buffet:
Americans are fearful, confused and changing their buying habits, which is showing up at Berkshire’s operating units, Buffett said during an appearance on the CNBC television network today. U.S. stocks fell after Buffett’s comments, following the worst weekly slump in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index since November.

I really hope people get it right this time. Before, it was about terrorism. And the whole world knows how that was ‘fixed’.

Other gems from the BB art:
Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing and mentor of Buffett, would find most U.S. stocks expensive even after the S&P 500 dropped 56 percent in 17 months. Graham measured equities against a decade of profits to smooth out distortions, a method that shows the S&P 500 trading at 13.2 times earnings, according to data compiled by Yale University Professor Robert Shiller. At the bottom of the three worst recessions since 1929, the average ratio fell below 10. To reach that level, the S&P 500 would sink another 27 percent.

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