Jake: "Oh dear, Vernold, bad luck. What are you thinking about? Obviously not golf. Is your mind still on business?"
Vernold: "Why? Are you fishing for some information?"
Jake: (Laughs) "Always."
Vernold: "H'm. Anything in particular?"
Jake: "Well, yes, actually. I have this friend, Ivan English - do you know him? - and he's looking to build a portfolio of hot new stocks."
Vernold: "English eh? No, I don't know him. Would he be interested in health services?"
Jake: "I must introduce you one day - you'll like him. I would think so. He's an IT specialist, but he covers the whole market."
Vernold: "Well, tell him to look at Lowshile. They're going to sell off their non-healthcare business, and stick to their core competence. I think the market will like that."
Jake: "Lowshile eh? I'll make a note."
Vernold: "And if he is interested in IT, I hope he is following Biertech. Word is they are going to be taken over soon.
Jake: "Oh, really? Who's the buyer?"
Vernold: "Never you mind. Now, of course, I am bringing Clareton toys to market soon...."
Jake: "Ah yes, Clareton. I'll tell Ivan to check out the stock carefully. Do you have a prospectus I could send him?"
Vernold: "I'd be delighted. It's worth a punt, you know."