A Lap Of The Blogs

It seems like this week really flew by – and I’m glad because I’ve been dying for the season premiere of Battlestar Galactica (yup – big nerd!). My girlfriend and I have been watching seasons 1 through 3 on DVD for the last month or so and we’re actually all caught up. I wasn’t ever into the series until after Christmas because our family had the actor who plays Dr. Gaius Baltar and his wife over during the holidays – and it piqued my interest to see his work after meeting and chatting with him. He was also in the Bridget Jones’ Diary movies. I was a big Star Trek fan as a kid and never thought anything would compare, but I have to admit Galactica blows Star Trek away for me. Anyways, enough of my geekdom – behold the musings from around the blogosphere. (Gee that doesn’t sound any less geeky does it…)

People Still Read Books

There were a few book reviews this past week. Canadian Financial DIY gave his usual eagle-eyed review on "The Equity Risk Premium" by Bradford Cornell – and I think you should check out his findings and perhaps pick up a copy for yourself.

The Million Dollar Journey not only reviewed "Every Family’s Business", Frugal Trader (the blogger behind the blog) is giving away 5 copies of the book to lucky readers of his blog. So what are you waiting for? Go read his blog and maybe you’ll win a free book! :)

The Canadian Capitalist also reviewed a book entitled "Am I Going To Be Okay?" by Francis D’Andrade which received CC’s grading of 8 out of 10 – which means you might want to check it out for yourself.

Other Stuff

Jonathan Chevreau wrote about Barclay’s new advertising campaign aimed at mutual funds and high fees, to which I contributed to in the comments section.

There are numerous articles which have alluded to the fact that the deal that would’ve put Bear Stearns at $2 was in fact pay-back. For what, you ask? Bear Stearns was the lone holdout for providing funding of the Long Term Capital Management bailout in the 1990’s.

This Week’s Racing Video

What happens when your F1 team’s headquarters is situated too close to a vineyard? Eventually, someone decides that building a 350 km/h minivan would be a good idea. So they did. They basically bolted a minvan carcass on-top of an F1 drivetrain and gave rides with 4 time world champion Alain Prost behind the wheel. Sacre Bleu!

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Preet Banerjee
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  • Canadian Capitalist

    Thanks for the mention, Preet! Have a nice weekend.

  • Million Dollar Journey

    Hey Preet, thanks again for the mention. I must say that "Every Family’s Business" is a great book.