Thursday, July 26, 2007

"To the Use of Merchants"

The Antwerp Bourse (from the Latin bursa, or purse) was one of the world's first securities exchanges. It opened for business in the 16th century. It's motto is as good today as it was then: "To the use of merchants of every land and tongue."

Business is not about patriotism, language, or religion. People who live in different countries, who don't speak the same language, and who don't worship in the same place can peacefully do business together, to their mutual satisfaction.

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