KIWI PHOTO Dragon in Hamilton Gardens
If a date or time is auspicious, it means that, especially in a particular culture, it’s considered a good time to do something in order to achieve good fortune. For instance, in Chinese culture, the year of the dragon is considered an auspicious year to be born. That is why large numbers of Chinese couples are said to be planning to have a child this year. In Western cultures, on the other hand, Friday 13th is considered an inauspicious date to start a new venture.
Here are FOUR sentences with the word of the day. But only THREE are correct. Which is the Odd One Out?
Given the uncertain financial situation in Europe, this may not be an auspicious time to be opening a new retail business there.
The investment initially lost money but became increasingly auspicious in subsequent years.
He scored in his first game for his new club, which the fans considered an auspicious start.
She arrived late and kept calling him by the wrong name, which was hardly an auspicious start to their relationship.
In your culture, are there any auspicious or inauspicious dates to …
have a child
start a journey or a business
Dragon is the name of one of New Zealand’s most successful …
Today’s video looks at investment. It’s part of a question and answer session by the American investor, Warren Buffett, with MBA students. Click on pause on your podomatic player and click on play to watch the video and answer the questions below. When it’s over, click on ‘play’ again on the podomatic player to hear me give the answers to the questions.
1) The best investments are when ...
both quantitative and qualitative data are strongly positive
qualitative data is positive and quantitative data is mixed
qualitative data is mixed and quantitative data is positive
2) Warren Buffett regrets his investment in a windmill company because ...
it only generated a short-term return on investment
it was not an ethical investment
long-term losses cancelled out short-term gains
3) In order to make a good investment, Warren Buffett argues that it is essential that you ....
have comprehensive financial statements available
are already familiar with the area of business
have face-to-face meetings with the senior management team
4) A successful investor needs ...
to diversify their circle of competence
to understand their own limitations
to avoid investing where there is a possibility of making a loss
5) Warren Buffett used to investigate an industry by asking managers questions about ...
6) Warren Buffett uses Wrigley’s Chewing Gum as an example of a company...
whose fundamentals change very little over the years
for which all the important details are collected in a database
whose owner contacted him after playing golf with a mutual acquaintance
7) Warren Buffett expects Coca Cola domestic sales to ...
8) Warren Buffett attributes the steady growth in per capita consumption of Coca Cola largely to its ...
simple brand values
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