Ah the Gold Coast. The only place in Australia where there are more sharks on land than sea. Bondy, Skase, Palmer, Foster....even a few of my old bosses on the Gold Coast have that particular slightly-to-highly-dodgy-yet-outwardly-highly-successful personality trait that seems to manifest in SE Queensland. Even businesses like Bast*rdCard, Nimble finance, more than a few "colleges", Crimsafe etc all have that faint whiff of something finned and toothy swimming just under the surface. Anyway, I was wondering....what is it about Queensland and in particular the Gold Coast that seems to attract/grow this type of mindset? I know there are dodgy people everywhere and yes, there are thousands of good honest people on the Gold Coast....but it is hard to deny that there seems to be some sort of link between the GC and the odd "creative" business method. I suspect it has a bit to do with the "Jo" years, the great weather and beaches of the GC and the fact that as a city it is built on dreams rather than Industry per se....but that's just my theory.. Anyone else?