Numbers, financial statements, derivatives, poker, zeppelins and the Social Profit Business Model (my idea worth spreading - the trick is in the capital structure).
Imagine you worked for a corporation whose whole mission was to do nothing more than to make your community a better place. Your job paid a good salary and if the company operated at a loss you would never be laid off. The owner of this company never receives dividends and never withdraws equity. Instead he takes a salary. Let's pretend that a wonderfully benevolent investor named X incorporates a company called WidgeCo using this model in order to build widgets. Everybody needs a widget because widgets are great and they make your life better. WidgeCo uses life cycle costing so the price of a widget includes the cost of responsibly disposing it. The best part about WidgeCo widgets is that their quality is guaranteed for life. There are profits; some are used for growth while others get reinvested in the community. Whatever is left is kept safe to ensure that employees keep their jobs. Sounds too good to be true?I believe that WidgeCo can be more than just a fantasy.
Anything and everything
Playing guitar and sketching portraits. Mixing cocktails. Playing scrabble. Surviving (my near-death count is up around 8).