Monthly Archives: October 2011

Another quick update

I know it’s bad form to post twice in a day – let alone twice in an hour – but I was too excited and had to let you know.  I have just noticed that I now have 20 subscribers … Continue reading

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My e-publishing adventure – part 4

Well, it’s the last day of the month, and for we e-authors that means only one thing: monthly Amazon sales reports!  I am sure that JK Rowling and Dean Koontz are loading the printer paper tray in readiness, but for … Continue reading

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Whiter than white – not

As you may have gathered, I hate criminals.  I loathe them all, but I reserve particular punishments in my imagination (perhaps being made to watch “Crossroads” on endless loop while sitting in a vat of slowly boiling treacle alongside Boyzone) … Continue reading

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Am I over-sharing?

Maybe it’s because I’m an only child and I work alone (violins at the ready, please), but I just love writing and communicating.  I flatter myself that one of my major functions – apart from AML training – is to … Continue reading

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Sanctions go super-sonic

It’s funny, anti-money laundering training.  You notice a new topic and you start to include a couple of slides about it – people are a bit bemused, but being lovely polite delegates they let you get away with it.  Then … Continue reading

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A good reputation is more valuable than money

So said Publilius Syrus, a writer of maxims in the first century BC.  And recently it seems that the two concepts have become even more closely linked, as I have noticed a flurry of cases where political and commercial rivals … Continue reading

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Walk on by

The “Today” programme on Radio 4 this morning was full of this story from China.  In short, a toddler was knocked down by a van, and eighteen people walked or cycled past without helping.  Another van then ran over her … Continue reading

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Information overload leads to offload

When I was setting up this blog, I read lots of advice on blogging, and a common recommendation was to make connections, with bloggers strongly advised to make links to other blogs and posts of various sorts.  Of course this … Continue reading

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A truly brave writer

When I say something a little bit controversial on this blog, I occasionally worry that someone might be annoyed.  And friends sometimes jokingly ask me whether I’m scared that I might be targeted by criminals for speaking out against them. … Continue reading

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To avoid investigation, follow your bank’s advice

I have a particularly buzzy bee in my bonnet about tax evasion.  I know that many people disagree with me, but it’s my blog so here goes.  I think it is an evil crime – not least because it is … Continue reading

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