Posted by: The Amoeba | February 14, 2011

Reg and Syd: Safe

Reg (Reginald) and Syd (Sydney) are two (ahem) virtual gentlemen of means who currently live, work, and plot in a selection of choice locations in the American Pacific Northwest. Reg has thoroughly embraced his role as a 21st century captain of industry, and embodies the epigram made famous by the likes of Salvor Hardin and Warren Buffett: “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing the right thing” – or, at least, doing what he well pleases. Syd is a little less secure; he’s prepared to ask questions, but not to take actions, especially if they should risk his fortune or Reg’s disapproval.

Reg and Syd first quaffed fine wines in October 2009, and currently hold forth at the Dude and Dude website.

To read their latest, go to this page. Here’s an excerpt

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“That was some phone call, Reg.”

“Yes, Syd, it was. Geoff’s a good egg, but he does go on a bit. One of his site managers was nervous about an upcoming health and safety audit, he passed on his anxieties to Geoff, and Geoff vented to me. I, ah, reminded him of our expectations.”

“I daresay. Still, I understand the dilemma. You can’t take away all risks in life, or business either. If you do, you turn turtle. And a boat that turns turtle sinks. Speaking of risks. So where do you draw the line?”

“As high as possible. It’s one of the best things going for us.”

“Publicity? Our feel-good spin on things?”

“Yes, and more.”

“So we don’t get BP‘ed?”

“Yes, and more.”

Say on …”

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