The articles selected for this book were originally written for a newspaper column over a three-year period from July 2010 to July 2013. Covering a diverse range of financial sector issues appearing here in their original chronological order, the book preserves a contextual narrative closely in sync with the Zeitgeist of the Zimbabwean financial sector over the three-year period. Far from being a glorified collection of articles that once appeared in a newspaper column, this is a compact collection of pieces carefully selected on account of their common thread of a sociopolitical narrative in the financial sector. With feet firmly planted in Zimbabwe and eyes that survey the world, the book's international credentials are never in doubt. It underlines the tension that characterises the eternal interplay between business and politics while illustrating how the former can be held hostage by the latter. Under such circumstances, full economic potential may never be fulfilled, especially when nagging political questions remain unresolved, as is often the case. Instead, the inevitable search for answers becomes nothing more than an exercise in tinkering with decimal places.