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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Book review: The Ark Before Noah, by Irving Finkel

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by GDN

    ... at their world, crawling between heaven and earth … like us." Well- up to a point. It is certainly the case, as Finkel points out, that Babylon was a metropolis with high-rises, bankers ...

  2. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    More retirees buying offices as private spaces to work, relax or entertain

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:53am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan charmaine.chan@scmp.com When an office becomes a home from home What do you do after you have retired? Some people spend their days playing golf, others travel. A few sit at home. But not Nick Wong, who opened an office. Wanting a "study away from home" where he could relax, entertain and continue to work, the father of three and former banker searched ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology

    Online supercomputers that learn from mistakes will drive the next hi-tech revolution

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:56am by Jamie Carter

    ... a question. I hope it wipes out all the investment bankers." Or just their jobs, perhaps. An "Ask Watson" app that allows working professionals in data-driven industries to access ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: I Spend, Therefore I Am, by Philip Roscoe

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by GDN

    ... all human behaviour as responsive to monetary costs and benefits. Roscoe argues that incentives have been disastrously influential, not least in justifying bankers' bonuses. The trouble ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEWS

    Review: FILTH

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:50am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Kevin Kwong kevin.kwong@scmp.com FILTH HK City Hall Theatre Reviewed: March 14 About midway through this drama about expat life in post-handover Hong Kong, one of the characters, Joe, proclaims: "I hate my life", twice. The banker has just accused his friend Ricky of sleeping with his estranged wife Rebecca before confessing his own infidelity. It's quite ...

  6. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION MISCHA MOSELLE

    Winery offers amateurs the chance to create their own Bordeaux vintage

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:47am by Mischa Moselle

    ... is London bankers who have the money to spare. Other customers include families- many preparing to celebrate a wedding. Often these families will order a second barrel about a year later ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - APPS

    Pink Dollar app fights gay prejudice

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:06am by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... Morgan investment banker Paul Ramscar quit his lucrative career with the aim of fighting such prejudice. Instead of protesting, he created Pink Dollar, a smartphone app that combines this social ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - FINANCE

    Book review: The Bankers' New Clothes, by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Bankers' New Clothes by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig Princeton University Rewind to the global financial crisis of 2008. Then, it seemed clear that dramatic reform was needed to clear up the mess triggered by the collapse of global financial services firm Lehman Brothers. But, say Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig in The Bankers' New Clothes , little ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - JAPAN

    Book review: Bending Adversity, by David Pilling

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Julian Ryall

    ... They are particularly valuable when combined with the thoughts of a cross-section of the Japanese public, ranging from teenagers in Tokyo to Buddhist priests, artists, bankers and office workers. Pilling also ...




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