Friday, August 14, 2015

Goodbye Soul (Sydneyrella) Holy toledo and James Packer!

“Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, "So what."
"My mother didn't love me." So what.
"My husband won't ball me. So what.
"I'm a success but I'm still alone." So what.
I don't know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do, you never forget.”
Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol   (Slovak born Andrej Varholla)

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Being unpopular with the opposite sex at school ‘boosts your GPA by 0.4′: Researcher claims those who are ignored through their education end up smarter Daily Mail. Li: “They have the causality backwards. Being seen to be smart if you are female is an anti-aphrodisiac.”

How Netflix’s parental leave policy and soaring share price are linked Sydney Morning Herald. EM: “I am dubious about the alleged linkage, especially for a bubble-priced DotCom 2.0 darling like NFLX with a P/E over 100, but interesting nonetheless.”

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Holy toledo!
Media Dragon and Billionaire James Packer has sold his sprawling Vaucluse mansion for more than $60 million, the highest price ever paid for a property in Australia.
Some pretty expensive digs.
Some pretty expensive digs. Source: News Corp Australia
The six-storey compound on Wentworth Road sold to an Australian buyer through exclusive property agents Christie’s International, theDaily Telegraph reports.

Dr Chau purchased Packer's property. His son studied at the university, where he has also given $5 million for student scholarships. His daughter, former Bob Carr staffer Winky Chow, edits his Chinese-language newspaper News Express Daily, which is circulated in Sydney and Guangzhou. His wife lives in Sydney in a mansion in Sydney's Pulpit Point. Most expensive home in Sydney