Last night saw Henry at Brighton Rotary, the cheeriest group of fellows it has ever been his privilege to address.
As usual, question time was the best part of the evening, and the Brighton Rotarians were in fine fettle.
If one had to summarise, their concerns were about the property bubble, the share market and the monetary policy standoff between the USA and China.
Earlier in the day, Henry met one of the nation’s finest financial planners, who asserted that the theme of Great Crises about investment theory and practice was (a) original; and (b) made great sense to him.
A student in another discussion said Great Crises is already in the libraries of Melbourne University and Deakin University.
So far, the only holdouts are the gnomes of Martin Place, but we live in hope.
Today Deakin, tomorrow the world!
We are having fun, and selling books.
In pursuit of this noble objective, Henry has learned how to tweet.
What a revelation. Kevin Rudd, tweeting like a canary.
Barack Obama, the man who made history in e-voting. his latest tweet: ‘At a time when the economy is still coming out of an extraordinarily deep recession, it would be inexcusable not to get this budget done’.
Malcolm Turnbull drawing attention to his latest speech with a good paper on Australia’s need for a new sovereign wealth fund.
Henry of course is tweeting to draw the younger generation’s (including President Obama) attention to Great Crises of Capitalism. With major booksellers having their own Great Crisis, we need all the help we can get. Loyal readers, get out there and vote with your wallets. I promise you will enjoy the book, and your children or grandchildren will gain great value from it.
Sydney supporters, soon there will be grand events in your home town. Register here if you would like an invitation. In May, the caravan moves to Brisbane and then we make a brief foray to Canberra, where Henry’s editor will enter the lion’s den that is an ANU seminar.
The RBA gov’ner, Australia’s latest million dollar man, has declined our invitation to host an event, even though we offered to donate the profit from such an event to his favourite charity.
We are awaiting our generous invitation to provide a one-on-one briefing. Probably will be either ignored (the usual lofty response to Henry’s offers of help) or else passed down to the fourth assistant Secretary but, if it is, we’ll be there!
You may find all this heavy PR slightly distasteful, gentle readers.
As Peter Beattie pioneered so well, we offer humble apologies. But, as in other realms, Henry’s editor is determined not to die wondering.