The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Stewart Oldfield on Mark Bouris and YBR
At a time when the banks are reviewing their 6700-branch network in light of the explosion of online banking, YBR has been rolling out a national network of franchised branches promoted as one-stop wealth management shops. YBR has signed up 125 branch licensees but declined to say how many branches had opened their doors.