This one was pointed to by financialart. Well worth a look. The full show is an almost hour-long show on a London analyst who gives up the City and heads bush to do some “real world” trading.
Money quote (on entering Sudan) “Stratightaway I can tell I am going
to have to adjust to a different way of doing things. I’ve already been
ripped off, I’ve been lied to, I’ve been taxed, I’ve been fined – and
that’s just getting my passport stamped.
Anyway – enjoy. The other four episodes are on youtube – starting
30 July, 2009 at 12:47
I loved watching this, very interesting I particularly liked his comment about trade being essential to people learning about other societies. There are obviously good and bad associated with commerce, but over all it’s looks like an interesting series.
Have a look at these links that I thought about when watching this show, the Money Box link is another YouTube series that simplifies complex finacail issues:
And I also thought about if I could do the same thing in real life, get a personal loan and hit the seven seas as a trader :) I have been using this money comparison site and I reon I am tempted to fund a similar adventure:
Anyway, thanks for the amusing distraction, loving your blog will have to post more int he future.