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From the very first time my Australian former colleague, Terry Bishop, turned up the volume to “Opportunities”, a song by UK group, Pet Shop Boys, the lyrics are never far from my mind. Terry and I were working in Raleigh, North Carolina, and it was 1986 and we were both coming to terms with working in America. The company was a start-up, and so expectations were high that something promising would happen. The chorus to this song featured the lines: I've got the brains, you've got the looks Let's make lots of money You've got the brawn, I've got the brains Let's make lots of money Anyone who gave either Terry or me a quick look would quickly conclude that there was a possibility that we both had brains; looks? Not so much! And I will leave further comments to others more qualified. Fast-forward, many decades, and this tune made it into the playlists of both Margo and myself and now is determining which one of us has the looks and which the