In Christchurch, where lucky is a bullet in the spine
It is a story that everyone here is close to. Christchurch is approximately the size of Canberra. Some close friends of my family have Muslim neighbours next door. On Friday, they were called on to look after the neighbours' kids, whose father had been at the mosque and hadn't returned. Their mother had gone to…
Moelis’s John Garrett on how the investing greats have guided him
This study has led him to plans trips around investing. After making the pilgrimage to the Berkshire Hathaway AGM last year, or the "six hour MBA", Garrett will be back again in May and is taking his 14-year-old son along for the ride.Following the classic principles has led Garrett to develop some counter consensus views…
One year after Stephon Clark’s death, Sacramento activists, police still at odds
CLOSE Anger flared at a Sacramento, California city council meeting on Tuesday night. On Monday, 84 people were arrested protesting the Sacramento County D.A's. decided not to charge two police officers in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. (March 6) APSACRAMENTO, Calif. – As activists in this capital city get ready to commemorate…
New Zealand PM to discuss attack’s live-streaming with Facebook
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she wants to discuss the live-streaming facility available on Facebook after the attacker broadcast the Christchurch massacre live on the platform. Ardern on Sunday said she would be looking for answers from social media firms about how the mosque attack, that killed 50 people on Friday, was livestreamed…
The turmoil of post-Soviet Russia in the 1990s saw a handful of business people grow rich, while the country itself grew poor. Into the mix of chaotic capitalism and Wild West opportunity stepped a young Stanford business graduate ready to make his fortune: Bill Browder founded what would become the largest foreign investment fund in…