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The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble

Just came across this amazing write-up by Julian Gough forwarded by one of my colleagues. I would say it is a humurous ‘Goatification‘ of the current economic run-up.

I would strongly recommend to read it. However, read it at leisure.

The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble

You can download it from here.

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Amit Srivastava
 

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Jitendra Singh - October 19, 2008

I love this story, even in my mind same thing is moving since a long time, but due to lack of words and time, i m not able to post it. But i love the way to describe “Share Market” phenomena, its nothing just a myth. For a couple of time you will feel that you becoming millionaires but its meaningless.

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Amit Srivastava - October 19, 2008

@Jitendra: Yup. Most of the times, it’s just notional.

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Julian Gough - October 20, 2008

I’m delighted you enjoyed my story, The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble, Amit. There has been a sudden surge of interest in it recently! Indeed, the BBC have now commissioned a dramatised version of it, which should be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 next year.

It was originally published in the Financial Times (the first short story they ever published, I believe). Since then, it has popped up, to my surprise and amusement, on various websites (mostly websites promoting international recognition for Somaliland, where the story is set!)

As a result of all this new interest, I’ve finally gotten around to posting it on my own website, at

http://www.juliangough.com/the-great-hargeisa-goat-bubble/

If you have any comments or observations, please do feel free to make them on my blog, at

http://www.juliangough.com/journal

The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble is due to appear in my next novel, due out in late 2009 (or perhaps early 2010 – I’m a slow writer!)

Thanks again Amit for bringing my story to a wider audience. It’s a pleasure to be read with such enthusiasm. Best of luck with your blog,

-Julian

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Amit Srivastava - October 21, 2008

@Julian: Thanks a lot for droping the comment! The best part is that you anticipated things well ahead of the present-day crisis. Just that people have begun to realize all this now.

Looking forward for the dramatised version on BBC and good luck with your new book!

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Abhishek - October 21, 2008

Man, famous people have started commenting in your blogs… great work Amit … keep it up 🙂

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Amit Srivastava - October 21, 2008

@Abhishek: Thanks 🙂

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Ritesh Phogat - October 22, 2008

Great going Amit!!!

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Morseman - May 15, 2009

I’ve just heard the Radio 4 dramatisation and enjoyed the story.

A very clever explanation of the goings on in a free market.

Regards

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