A.P. Giannini: The People’s Banker

A P Giannini

While in lockdown in Italy, I came across the remarkable story of A.P. Giannini, the Italian-American banker who founded the Bank of Italy, which became Bank of America. I had not heard of him before, but a TV interview with his niece led me to a book about him in Italian (but there’s a great […]

Dubai Gold Souk

Dubai Gold Souk

During my stay in Dubai, I went to the Gold Souk, which is in the commercial district. It was an amazing experience. It’s a market with over 300 retailers – mostly in the jewelry trade. Some shops are very old, some are new, all in narrow lanes, and it’s such a fun and unique place […]