Thursday Briefing

Who’s Who in China’s New Communist Party Leadership Lineup. Bloomberg

Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech. WaPo

Mel BrooksCan I call you Mel? Or is it Mr. Brooks? Vulture, Salon

“Let me tell you this cute story. I had just met Alfred Hitchcock. I was really stunned. My God, he was a legend when I was just a kid. So I got to meet him and I was asking his advice on a movie I was making called “High Anxiety.” It was all based on his films. So I was talking to Hitchcock, and he said, “Mel, I think what you should do …” And I said, “Al, call me Mr. Brooks.” He looked at me like I was a shithead. But then he took a moment, and he burst into laughter. “Call me Mr. Brooks. I like that.”"

Best Metals Forecaster Smirk Sees China Recovering: Commodities. Bloomberg  but on the other hand… The catch-up boom in China, India, Brazil is largely over and will be followed by a drastic slowdown over the next decade. Telegraph

Free coffee, next exit. That’s the most effective billboard one can imagine, particularly if it’s typeset properly and if the coffee is good. Seth’s Blog

Mark Cuban: Facebook Is Driving Away Brands – Starting With Mine. ReadWrite

Mexico’s Coppel Brothers Emerge With $16 Billion Fortune. Bloomberg

Billionaire chess expert makes a move into Soviet-era art. CNN

Why Coke Cost A Nickel For 70 Years. NPR

About Tommy Humphreys

Tommy Humphreys is a writer, consultant, investor and speaker focused on early stage mining, oil and gas, and technology companies. He founded the Pacific Website Co. in 2006 and CEO.CA in 2012.