Testosterone, rather than neurons, may push male egos into ever-more-complex speculative bets, a gambling binge made possible by advanced technology, mathematical techniques, and globalization.
You expect to be caught in the first 24 hours. Every time the door to your office opens, or the phone rings, you think it will be somebody looking for answers.
As usual, the recent Jersey Finance visit to Hong Kong and China was an organised frenzy of meetings, events, breakneck travel and careful diplomacy.
The Bahamas, while only 38-years-old as an independent country, is rich in history with the oldest democracy and one of the longest established international financial services sector in the region.
While it is good to see evidence that HMRC is beginning to stabilise the administration of PAYE, it is clear that more work needs to be done on the way HMRC uses its powers to resolve disputes in the HMRC Corporate Programme.
"No credit event, no selective default, no default." -Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, 7 July 2011.