25 Mar '12, 2pm
IPO and Arranged Marriage
In real life, most of us believe in the romantic notion of finding the love of our lives ourselves. Who wants to be caught in an arranged marriage in this day and age? But when it comes to our investments, our actions may betray our hidden need to honour our traditional practices – even though we may speak out against it. Just take participating in an IPO – what do we do? We swallowed the sweet promotional words of the “matchmaker” hook, line, and sinker! Now there are 2 kinds of IPOs: 1) I never heard of you kind 2) Oh, I know you; you’re famous! It does not matter. Once you have taken the bait, you will make yourself believe you know the company inside out. You are a believer now! Like all marriages, once the mundane of everyday living has doused the rose-tinted flames of the honeymoon period, we begin to see the true nature of our partners breaking out. To some lucky so...