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Lewis Hamilton has just won the Formula 1 Grand Prix Championship in Brazil, becoming the youngest and the first black winner of arguably one of the pinnacle titles in sport.  British runner Paula Radcliffe has just won the New York Marathon for the third time, and with an amazing comeback story.  Which of these stories is the prelude to the coming week?

Races start and often have nail-biting finishes, and this week has plenty of events with a result still to be determined.  We have the US Presidential Election and the Melbourne Cup Carnival in Australia.  People will hold their breaths, then on Wednesday will wake up to a new day.

Some fear change, but shouldn’t.  The only constant is change, and appreciating this fact is pivotal in ensuring you are in control of your life, particularly given the current economic climate.

Keep pace with the race, go directly to the Nov 3, 2008 MTLH e-mag, or browse through the MTLH blog where we’re never short of something to say!

Michael Marquette & Simon Turner

“Never confuse brilliance with a bull market.” Wall Street proverb

FYI: Read previous MTLH e-mag’s

Being in the United States you just have to wonder why some people choose to be in the public eye? Is it the power? Is it the celebrity or is it the wealth? I can’t begin to answer that question but when looking at Michael Bloomberg with his own TV channel and of course a personal net wealth of $11.5 Billion I guess it isn’t the wealth – he has it already.

The New York Mayor and media mogul spent $85 million on re-election in 2005 (what did Clover Moore spend in Sydney?). The sum was $11 million more than in his first election 2001. Now the most famous Mayor in the world is rumoured to be considering jumping into the Presidential race – not now, but maybe in 4 years time.

With talk running hot that Bloomberg could run as Obama’s running mate earlier in the year and now that he may seek an unprecedented mandate for a third term as Mayor of New York City, all eyes are on him to see which candidate he’ll endorse – at this stage he has been quiet on the issue.

 Both Simon Turner and I witnessed an anti-John McCain and Sarah Palin rally in Philadelphia and the passion shown by Americans was intense.

It wasn’t clear if Palin was inside the building or whether Obama had recently departed, but election fever is running hot and it is amazing to see how the Americans express their political views. Both Simon Turner and I also watched the live debate between Obama and McCain only a few hours ago and it appeared that Obama was the winner. America is a wonderful and fascinating country.

Michael Marquette

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