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Kaplan has the golden touch

There won’t be too many speakers at Mines and Money that reference Napoleon, George Soros, Mark Bristow and the Islamic phrase Allahu Akbar in a 30-minute fireside chat, but then again, there aren’t many like Tom Kaplan at the top of a mining conference billing.

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Laid back: Tom Kaplan (right) has made some big calls and been successful in the process

The CEO and chairman of The Electrum Group, a history graduate, delighted nearly everyone in the room with his speech, not necessarily with his insights on how to make money from mining – many of