Published just over a year ago, Ziad K. Abdelnour's revolutionary and inspirational book, aptly entitled "Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics," has already become an international bestseller.
International wine writer Neal Martin (from Robert Parker's famous Wine Advocate publication) recently wrote a very positive article about the 'Cape Crusaders' from South Africa - according to him the most exciting New World wine country at the moment.
In this journal last month I courageously offered a list of possible X-factors for 2013 - unforeseeable events that would define this year in history. And it didn't take long for a prime X-factor candidate to emerge. True to form, it wasn't on my list.
A year back, I drove an incredible Lexus, the RX 450H. This was a superb hybrid SUV with a V6 engine sharing the load with a strong and silent electric motor. The car would switch from petrol to electric power seamlessly and was one of the most innovative units that I drove that year.
When news broke in early January that Uranium One had, at long last, come to terms with its Russian majority shareholder concerning a planned takeover many months in the making, the talk immediately turned to price.