Mind Bender # 5 : Solution

Feedback on the Office of the Future

When I made mention of the revolving building planned for Dubai, a couple of people came back to me with some fascinating material.

If you’re interested you can “take a look”:https://commercialpropertymadeeasy.com/assets/2007/4/24/DubaiProjects.pps at what’s really going on over there.

Your Office of the Future

Imagine a building that makes oxygen … distils water … produces energy … and changes with the seasons. It’s all possible with the technology we now possess. Yet, in some cases, going “Green” it is simply too cost prohibitive.

However, in Dubai, they now have plans for a completely-revolving, 30-storey Tower — designed by Glen Hawells. And you’ll find that stored solar energy will power the revolving motion.
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Mind Bender # 5 : Roman Discovery

Around the middle of last century, some archaeologists stumbled across this relic inside the Great Wall that surrounds central Rome.

Try as they might, they were unable to decipher what was written on it – until now.

With modern-day thinking, your challenge is to decide what this relic was used for.

For those with a good knowledge of languages, and the ability to collate and analyse new information quickly … this should take you about 10 seconds.

Otherwise, it could take you up to 10 hours to come up with the solution.

Good luck.




Special Price for Workshop DVDs extended

Unfortunately, there will always be someone away, whenever these postings are made.

However, given the number of requests form those of you who were away over the past few weeks … I have decided to extend the “early bird” price for the Workshop DVDs until tomorrow night.

So, you can “place your order now”:https://commercialpropertymadeeasy.com/2007/3/5/if-you-missed-the-property-workshop-%E2%80%A6 and read some of the feedback from those who attended the Workshop.

Mind Bender # 4 : Solution

This Mind Bender always draws some good responses – ranging from …

  • Place one bag on the scales at a time, until you discover the lighter one; and
  • Put all bags onto the scales, and remove them one at a time for the result; and
  • Assuming it is a balancing scale: Put five bags on each side, then remove two at a time to find the lighter bag; through to …
  • Simply lift each bag manually to “feel” which bag is lighter, and avoid the need to use the scales at all.
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Remember the Workshop DVDs

For those of you who could not make the February 24 Property Workshop, you can now obtain the day’s proceedings on a complete set of 3 DVDs.

But remember … the “early bird” price only lasts until this Friday!

You might like to “hear some of the feedback”:https://commercialpropertymadeeasy.com/2007/3/5/if-you-missed-the-property-workshop-%E2%80%A6 from those who did attend … as well as “reading about what was actually covered “:https://commercialpropertymadeeasy.com/2007/3/5/if-you-missed-the-property-workshop-%E2%80%A6 on the day.

However, make sure you “don’t miss out”:https://commercialpropertymadeeasy.com/2007/3/5/if-you-missed-the-property-workshop-%E2%80%A6 on the special price.

Rush to Sell Up or Transfer Your Commercial Property Investments into Your Super Fund!

Should you hold, sell, refinance or simply transfer your Commercial property investments into your Super Fund?

You have until 30 June to put up to $1million into your Super Fund tax free. And then, that figure drops to $150,000 from the start of next financial year.

This simple logic is very persuasive — some people would even say a “no-brainer”. But, according to ING, that logic could be misguided and leave you worse off for up to 20 years.

Read the full “G+L eBulletin — Autumn 2007”:https://gal.com.au/x.php?adminid=2&tid=8

Mind Bender # 4 : Balancing Act

There’s been some good feedback so far on these Mind Benders – so, let’s see how you go with this one.

You’ll find it has just one solution – which is so elegantly simple.

Anyhow, here’s your next challenge

You have been given 10 bags full of coins – each coin weighing 10 grams.

All the coins look the same, but the coins in one bag actually weigh one gram less than those in the other nine bags.

You have a single set of scales … but are allowed to perform only one weighing. How do you find out which bag contains the lighter coins?



If you missed the Property Workshop …

As it turned out, there were quite a few of you who simply couldn’t make it along to the February 24 Property Workshop.

*However, it was all captured for you live on tape.* And we received some very good feedback – confirming just how worthwhile the Workshop proved to be.
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Construction Climate – Australia and NZ

In its Construction Cost Commentary for January 2007, the Rider Hunt offices report tendering activity continues to surge in most Australian cities, Sydney being the only location bucking the trend. In New Zealand, sustained levels of Building Consents and the coming on-line of some major projects indicate continued high levels of activity in 2007.

What I’ve done is to bring you some extracts from that report, And you’ll notice that Brisbane, Perth and Darwin are currently the strongest markets.
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