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    Okay, I promise to take my socks off if you promise to take your blinkers off
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clints View Post
    True, but Sir John was a successful businessman before a becoming a successful politician.
    Sorry but he was never a good businessman.
    He was a good team manager but that isn't the same as being a good businessman.
    If he became chair I'd sell straight away. Innovation would stop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobby41 View Post
    Sorry but he was never a good businessman.
    He was a good team manager but that isn't the same as being a good businessman.
    If he became chair I'd sell straight away. Innovation would stop!
    He was a good gambler (trader) Iím told

    But we mustnít upset his adoring followers must we dobby41
    Politics is just noise - company fundamentals win out at the end of the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobby41 View Post
    Sorry but he was never a good businessman.
    He was a good team manager but that isn't the same as being a good businessman.
    If he became chair I'd sell straight away. Innovation would stop!
    He was a forex trader. I don't equate that with being a businessman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weasel View Post
    He was a forex trader. I don't equate that with being a businessman.
    Actually I think he managed a team of forex traders - not sure he actually did trading himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weasel View Post
    He was a forex trader. I don't equate that with being a businessman.
    What do you define as a businessman?

    Because whether you like him or not, his senior management role at Meryl Lynch and the firms preceding it, fit the objective definition of businessman.

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    If you want to see what John Key did in the 80s, this is worth a watch, for nostalgia value, if nothing else.

    https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/close-up-big-dealers-john-key-1987

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagle View Post
    Okay, I promise to take my socks off if you promise to take your blinkers off
    Oh, you want them back!

    Those new rose tinted contact lenses still irritating your eyes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antipodean View Post
    That's great and full credit to the excellent and highly professional staff at AIR that make a real difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dobby41 View Post
    Actually I think he managed a team of forex traders - not sure he actually did trading himself.
    He did both. He was a dealer at Elders Merchant Finance in Wellington (the video is of that trading desk), then Bankers Trust in Auckland before moving overseas to run the ML trading team in Singapore and eventually NEWYAK. There is no question he is a business head of the highest calibre, and had an extraordinarily good nose for working out how the FX market was positioned, and acting accordingly. It was a very tough business in the 80's
    This message is not intended to digitally harm anyone's feelings

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