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“Space is big. Really big.” — Douglas Adams, The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

A stroll through the brambles of law, management, philosophy, language, technology, cricket, high finance and the versimilitude of Toto’s 1981 smash Africa. Like a good alluvial fan, everything is silting up nicely and there are now 3,911 articles in this wiki.
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The Devil’s Advocate: A growing body of nonsense — systems analysis, behavioural economics, design principles and so on — about how we should, but generally don’t, carry on.
Anatomies: Anatomy and nutshell guides to master agreements. These may be out of date, unfashionable, flippant — well, they are flippant — but, being free, are better value than that FT book about derivatives;
Much flippancy about plain English, buzzwords, technology, negotiation, flannel, Latin, Greek, metaphor and eggs. And Toto.

Business day convention: When day count fractions get together for a knees-up in ’Vegas, look out.
Minimum Transfer Amount: What’s the least margin I have to give my broker?
Independent Amount: Margin that’s mouthy.
Cross acceleration: Speeding after an argument with the spouse, or what?
Credit risk mitigation techniques: Hoo boy. If this is popular, then someone’s bored.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing: Some legal eaglery right there, friends

Does Kilimanjaro rise above the Serengeti?” A perennial hot topic. (Spoiler: No.)
Golgafrincham”: Middle management, as foretold by Douglas Adams
Crazy Ivan”: Black-belt conference call misbehaviour.
I’m not going to die in a ditch about it”: The greatest negotiation climb-down.
Brother Maynard”: Consult the Book of Armaments!
Yogababble”: That most millennial mode of flannelry

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