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Make it count

Did I ever tell you about my retirement plans?  I’m going to write a world-beating, best-selling, craze-launching, product-spawning diet book and live a life of luxury on the proceeds.  I can already picture the book: on each right-hand page, it … Continue reading

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Hooray, hooray – ten thousand hits today!

I started this blog back in July 2011, so this is sort of my bloggiversary – and to celebrate, I can report that this very morning I had my 10,000th hit on the blog.  That’s more exciting for me than … Continue reading

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Sunlight is the best disinfectant

So said US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.  He was talking about the benefits of openness and transparency, with which I also agree, but today I am thinking about the sunlight itself, and how important it is to our mood and … Continue reading

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I’m game if you are

No, this isn’t about football – although I believe that there is a tournament going on somewhere that people are quite excited about.  And this isn’t even about FIFA – although there is certainly plenty of material there for many, … Continue reading

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School for schemers

A little story made me laugh this morning – apparently when police in Calgary in Canada raided the premises of a drug gang, they found an autographed copy of “Crime School Money Laundering” by ex-Mountie Chris Mather.  Mr Mather was … Continue reading

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Deficient or just plain black?

I’m a big fan of the Financial Action Task Force – I even call them “eff-ay-tee-eff” as I think this is more respectful than “fat-eff”.  But dealing with them, even at my lowly level of simply reading whatever they publish … Continue reading

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Now let’s share nicely

You know organised crime?  Well, it’s crime and – follow me carefully – it’s organised.  I think this major characteristic is sometimes overlooked in all the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth over how we’re never going to beat it.  A … Continue reading

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Insatiable blood-sucking monsters

No, I’m not talking about our government.  When I first started doing AML training, an older and wiser trainer warned me: “When it comes to case studies, your clients will be insatiable, blood-sucking monsters.”  In fact, the vast majority of … Continue reading

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A gift of a subject

I once stood in front of a group of bank staff to deliver their AML training.  Their MLRO introduced me thus: “Now, I know you all hate AML training, but the law says you’ve got to do it.  So pay … Continue reading

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Can I buy you lunch too?

Working from home as I do (well, it’s an office at the bottom of the garden, but I share the home phone), I get all manner of calls offering me interesting ways to spend my money.  I am frequently asked … Continue reading

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