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The Gosford Street Journal - Special Edition

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Dear friends,

This week's edition is special because of the current turmoil in the financial markets. Turmoil that hasn't been seen for over a decade and declines that hasn't been seen in over 30 years, or in some cases - ever.


THIS IS A MUST ATTEND GIVEN CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS. Our guest speaker Monday (6pm WM128) is someone who has experienced several financial crises/panics as an investor. A true titan of Wall Street, who counts billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman as a personal friend from their time together at Harvard. Whitney Tilson grew Kase Capital Management from $1m in assets to $200m before closing it a few years ago to found Kase Learning. He has featured literally dozen of times on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business. He has authored two books on investing and has written articles for Forbes and The Financial Times. THIS IS A MUST ATTEND GIVEN CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS.



On Tuesday (6pm WM129) we are delighted to be joined by Gemma Knott (Vice-Principal - Coventry College) and Ian Dunn (Provost - Coventry University). Both exemplary leaders in the educational world, who are going to be sharing their knowledge from their careers in leadership roles, and how we can apply these lessons to our career or business.

On Wednesday in Godiva Place from 6pm we will be hosting a games night! If coursework, exam or other forms of stress are getting to you then come and let your hair down with the Investment Society! We will be playing Robert Kiyosaki's powerful Cashflow game and of course - Monopoly! We hope to see you there!


Book of the week: My book of the week this week is rather a quote, taken from Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay. It is a very old book but you can read the important chapters about bubbles for free online. As things get worse (which they will before they get better) and many lose their heads to fear my friends, remember this "Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."


My video of the week is again from the billionaire Howard Marks, who explains rational current thinking so brilliantly in this 8 minute video:


I look forward to seeing you soon.

All the best,




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