“I've lost perspective on what I’m doing. I think it’s good for me to take a break and reassess why I'm doing it and how I'm doing it.”
Thus spoke Ryan Gosling, renowned Hollywood heart-throb, sending thousands, if not millions of fans across the globe reaching for the smelling salts.
So what, you might ask? Actors take breaks all the time. Daniel Day-Lewis famously absconded to Florence for a few years to indulge in his passion for “woodwork”. Who cares what Gosling does next? Well, you should, because one of these days, you might just find yourself doing business with him.
We’ll explain: around the same time that Gosling announced his semi-retirement, we received a press release announcing the imminent launch of Zanbato, the online trading platform for infrastructure assets. Attached was a picture of Zanbato co-chairman, Ryan Orr.
Now we’re not geniuses here, but you don’t really need to be a genius to see what’s going on if you take a look at the pictures here. Swap Gosling for Orr and the red carpet background for a pile of sexy pipelines and this becomes all too easy – they’re clearly one and the same.
Our advice? Make sure that when you’re signing that Zanbato cheque, you ask for Mr. Orr’s signature back – it’ll go some way toward amortising your investment.