Shane Dillon

Shane Dillon

Shane has written the Word business column since 2009. He left his home town of Brisbane, Australia in 2004 and has worked in several Asian countries as well as Guatemala and Ukraine. He is interested in economics and the subtleties of doing business in Asia. Shane works in the insurance industry and can be contacted at shanedillon@pacificcross.com

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 07:33

Shop Like a Billionaire

Shop Like a Billionaire

As they say, ‘tis the season to be shopping. And with so many gifts possible for those loved ones, where does one begin? Well if you’re a billionaire you cannot just gift any old pair of pyjamas to let the receiver know you are ‘a bit of a big deal’. And with that in mind, here is my list of the most expensive gifts possible for Christmas 2014.

Monday, 11 November 2013 07:25

Expensive Projects

International Space Station

When we think of expensive things we tend to conjure up images of sports cars, diamonds or luxury houses. However these pale in comparison when put next to the cost of some projects financed by corporations or governments. So what is the most expensive thing ever conceived in the mind of man and completed with huge sums of capital?

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 08:34

A Sporting Life

A Sporting Life

Many people think the average professional athlete has it made, paid to keep in shape and adored by fans — what could possibly go wrong?

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