Nick Farr-Jones? Queenslander! Queenslander!
International Quarterback (IQ) is a company that was founded by a boy from the bush named Whitey – real name Chris White – who I used to play cricket, basketball and cards with.
I think he was from Mitchell, but I might be wrong.
Chris (pictured at top) – who for many years was boarding master at his old alma mater Marist Brothers Ashgrove – was a real nice bloke, and I am sure still is, although we’ve lost touch over the years so I wouldn’t know.
Whitey still runs IQ I believe, which is a shame, because you hate to slag an old mate, but straight shooting is straight shooting, and as a writer fear and favour don’t come into the equation.
IQ has a bit of a marketing problem, or an editorial one at least.
On its website it boasts about doing the business with Netball Australia, seemingly oblivious to what a basket case the outfit is.
The partnership between the two organisations has been incredibly successful IQ proclaims.
About as successful as Whitey was in trying to complete his law degree in under eight years, which was not very.
Netball Australia owe $11 million bucks to its creditors, and doesn’t have two cents to scratch itself with.
That is a success story if I have ever seen one.
Don’t you want to run and jump straight into bed with International Quarterback and Whitey?
It’s a gilt-lined back road to the path to financial success.