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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 6 (October 2, 1933)

The Pleasure of Business

The Pleasure of Business.

Considered without consideration, life is mostly business and pleasure, but the terms are titularly topsy and tortuously turvy, for to some psychologies business is pleasure, and to others pleasure is business. When business is pleasure the game is worth the candle, provided the pleasure-sneaker resists the temptation to kindle the candle fore and aft simultaneously; for when business is pleasure ‘tis oft’ indulged beyond measure, resulting in biznomania, and a reduction of the “alter ego” to an altered ego—a torpid tick in the chronometer of commerce, a cheque-chaser, and a moron of Mammon. Business as a means to a spend is gilt without guilt, altruism without egotism, and concentration without aberration; but in business as in boozeness, nothing exceeds like excess.