Month: February 2008

The Undercover Economist – uncovered

[Tim Harford](http://www.timharford.com/), otherwise known as the [Undercover Economist](http://timharford.com/undercovereconomist/) and author of the same-titled [bestselling book](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0195189779?ie=UTF8&tag=vantan-2), was speaking about how he came to write his latest book, [The Logic Of Life](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400066425?ie=UTF8&tag=vantan-20). He has a [Financial Times column](http://www.ft.com/comment/columnists/timharford) and appears on the BBC. Each Citigold member was given a copy of the book. Alas, as a guest …

People Digg Obama

Look at [Digg’s US Elections page](http://digg.com/2008_us_elections), and it’s all about [Barack Obama](http://www.barackobama.com/) at the moment. It’s generally positive news about him, and if there is mention of Hillary Clinton, it’s negative. The hottest article right now is one by the New York Post which states that [Obama received more votes than initially reported](http://www.nypost.com/seven/02162008/news/regionalnews/obama_robbed_in_ny_97932.htm?date=20080217). If you …

Dinner at Geek Terminal

I haven’t been to [Geek Terminal](http://www.geekterminal.com/) in a while, but [Melvin](http://thepr2.0universe.com/) had cleverly suggested revisiting it with our newly-returned Wilson Tan, of [Dell Blog](http://direct2dell.com/) [fame](http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archive/2007/12/10/37832.aspx). When I arrived, the two guys were chatting to Danny, the owner. We had dinner together. He recommended the soft shell chilli crab pasta, which we all ordered, and we …

Trials

The past couple of weeks have been emotionally trying. Firstly, I faced the fact that my former boss and long-standing mentor was finally retiring. It’s also the time of the year to say goodbye to others whom I’d consider friends – LSD, EL, JT, DT, MML… all great people to work with. Most recently, I …