Regulating Auctioneers « Shane Ross

By: Shane Ross  05/12/2011

Regulating Auctioneers « Shane Ross

CONFESSION time: A few weeks ago, I broke bread with an auctioneer. Throughout lunch, the words of US essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson kept ringing in my ears: “The louder he talked of his honour, the faster I counted the spoons.” Such is my naked distrust of the whole industry. Confession number two: I liked the …


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Certainly not during the time, two decades ago, that I was swallowing all the testosterone-tainted tales of the male-dominated financial world. Yet the recent collapse in stock markets has prompted me to acknowledge that, when it comes to investment, testosterone is a curse. I WAS never a natural convert to the ranks of the feminists.


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Corporate Ireland « Shane Ross

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