Harry Newton's In Search of The Perfect Investment
Newton's In Search Of The Perfect Investment. Technology Investor.
AM EST Wednesday, January 17, 2007: That was brilliant.
Jet lag got me. After plowing through my huge pile of mail... I thought a few
minutes sleep would be a great idea. Dumb! I slept most of yesterday, went to
a long (but truly great) charity dinner last night for nature conservancy in
Australia, and botched up preparing for this morning's column. All those great
mining recommendations and tips on traveling will have to wait until tomorrow.
my favorite apocryphal airline story:
A plane was taking
off from Kennedy Airport and after it reached a comfortable cruising altitude,
the captain made an announcement over the intercom, "Ladies and gentlemen,
this is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight Number 293, nonstop from New
York City to Los Angeles . The weather ahead is good and, therefore, we should
have a smooth and uneventful flight. Now sit back and relax... OH, MY GOD!"
After a few minutes,
the captain came back on the intercom and said, "Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am so sorry if I scared you earlier. While I was talking to you, the flight
attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap. You should see
the front of my pants!"
A passenger in
Coach yelled, "That's nothing. You should see the back of mine!"
This column is about my personal search
for the perfect investment. I don't give investment advice. For that you have
to be registered with regulatory authorities, which I am not. I am a reporter
and an investor. I make my daily column -- Monday through Friday -- freely available
for three reasons: Writing is good for sorting things out in my brain. Second,
the column is research for a book I'm writing called "In Search of the
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