EDITORS' PICKS

This week editors at Business Spectator have selected five great reads including Alan Kohler on gun fund manager Phil Mathews, Robert Gottliebsen on BHP's message for Rio, Stephen Bartholomeusz on the shift to wireless and much, much more.

Secret billionaire?
Alan Kohler
A publicity-shy boutique fund manager from Sydney may be Australia's 39th billionaire. How did he do it? By making big bets on Australian oil and gas stocks.

BHP's veiled message for Rio
Robert Gottliebsen
Marius Kloppers' address to the Melbourne Mining Club today was directed not so much to the 700-strong audience, as to a small table of Rio Tinto staff close to the podium.

Consumers cut the cord
Stephen Bartholomeusz
New research shows the popularity of fixed line broadband is on the wane as more consumers opt for high speed wireless access. It's a simple shift in preference that has broad implications for the sector.

Seek immediate treatment
Giles Parkinson
A paper from energy research specialists Climate Risk claims that the most capital intensive solutions to reducing carbon emissions will be tackled last, but by then it may be too late.

Inflated self image
Bill Gross
The US differs from the rest of the world in how it computes its inflation rate – but just who is it fooling?

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