Yes very disappointed.
I am not going to put names to this post – but it is a way that I can express my frustration at a complete waste of time and money attending an Economic Conference.
Purpose as I understood it was to assist the patrons ‘further understanding’ of the Gordian Knot (1) of the economic situation and the methods by which one protects assets. The latter being done through an economic database that – once accessed – will assist participants and people in understanding the complexity and timing involved with investing and asset management.
Well according to the participants we were idolizing that very man – who in our opinion undid this knot through his discoveries.
Result – waste of time, money.
Did those that follow the guru benefit?
In my opinion no – the attendees who did benefit were the hedge fund managers that had a one to one with the Guru – the trader – the CEO. Those that took it upon themselves to be disrespectful and lazy by not reading the course material provided and showed their own self interest and motivation by disrupting the speakers with personal asset questions and their selfish intentions to trade on the new software.
The seasoned veterans were no doubt – like me – left dumbfounded by the lack of anything new – in fact the ‘revelations’ were toned down to be a ‘glib’ understatement of what we all will face with the events that are unfolding.
On the software – promises should not be made when it is not complete. We all are waiting in anticipation and my anger resulted in a comment to the affect that the two conference participants are funding the completion – and thereafter user pays – for each report.
It appears we no longer can ‘just’ subscribe for a level of service – but instead will have the additional cost of buying each individual report – this is fair enough – but to have that dropped at the conference was demeaning to those that were expecting a different service – as advertised.
Anyway my bitch – open for comment retributions from those slated.
1. A complex knot tied by a Greek king. According to legend, whoever loosed it would rule all Asia. Alexander the Great, according to some accounts, undid the Gordian knot by cutting through it with his sword.
Note : By extension, to “cut the Gordian knot” is to solve quickly any very complex problem or to get to the heart of a problem.