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Monday, April 29, 2013: Welcome to our Top 10 risk and compliance management related news stories and world events that (for better or for worse) shaped the week's agenda, and what is next (186 A4 pages).
I thought that I had seen everything, but I was wrong.
Who spoke about the founder of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan at El Paso, Texas?
Richard W. Fisher, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Of course, he explained the word “Emirates”.
The founder of the Emirates—a collection of former “Trucial States” along the lower coast of the Arabian Sea—was Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a wise man who had no formal education but knew of its enormous value. He said, “Education is a lantern which lights the dark alleys of ignorance.”
Do you want to know which the title of the speech is?
Oil and Gas, Blondes and Over-Accessorized Brunettes, and Ruthless, Hard-Drinking Cowboys (With Reference to Sheikh Zayed, Diana Natalicio, My Nephew Charles and President Peña Nieto),
Richard wants to set the record straight.
“I find that when I speak about my district in foreign lands—say, in New York or Washington, D.C.—there is a stereotypical reaction not unlike the image projected by the TV show Dallas. “Of course you are doing well,” they say.
“You are rich in oil and gas, blondes and over-accessorized brunettes, and ruthless, hard-drinking cowboys.”
Today, I want to set the record straight.”
Richard, they are right to believe that!
Ok, I admit that your presentation is superb, and that you convinced me in some ways, but I still believe that you are rich in blondes and over-accessorized brunettes in Texas.