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Hello everyone,

If you were wondering why this blog went quiet for a while, it was because it once again evolved into something new. Having started as a mostly personal project in 2008 under the influence of Seth Godin and the Triiibes movement, it took a turn two years ago when I started writing the “Tech Metals Insider” column for Kitco News.

This was accompanied by a growing number of speaking requests and more writing, which prompted me to now completely separate the two activities, and to reassign “The Eniqma” as my personal playground yet again.

So please check out my brand new website, humbly registered as bodoalbrecht.com to learn all about my new passion: speaking, writing and coaching on many things related to precious metals.

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See you there, and perhaps see you still here…. many thanks to all of you for reading my blogs over the years.


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Degussa PforzheimCongratulations to my friends at Degussa on their new precious metals refinery in Pforzheim, Germany. History has gone full circle. Proud and grateful to be part of it. Here is a link to their original press release.

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A Skype interview with some issues in sound quality. Hope you’ll enjoy it, anyway:

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As much as 2010 is likely to be a good year, it started with very sad news. Carol Tyler, former president of the IPMI, passed away on December 27, 2009 after a long battle against cancer.

An Alabama native, she moved to England to become landlady of a pub in East Anglia for seven years. She returned home to achieve a CPCU professional insurance designation, founded BRM Services, Inc. (an insurance agency specializing in the precious metals industry), was elected the first woman president of the International Precious Metals Institute, and was the first woman permitted on the floor of Lloyds of London.

Carol and Bodo rec There isn't anyone at the IPMI who didn't like Carol who maintained her charming personality and kept her smile even at times when she was very ill. When she was elected president of the IPMI she said in her acceptance address that, while she was happy to be president she was disappointed because she intended to become Queen of the IPMI instead.

I liked Carol a lot and my chairmanship of this year's annual conference will be overshadowed by her early death. To say we will miss her will not do her justice: she is leaving a void behind which will be very hard to fill.


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