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Takeaways from the Book What it Takes, Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence by Stephen Schwarzman

Takeaways from the Book What it Takes, Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence by Stephen Schwarzman

The book, What It Takes, Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence by Stephen Schwarzman, was recommended by an ex-colleague and friend of mine. Naturally, being in the private equity industry, this book piqued my interest. I still remembered my ex-colleague telling me about this book […]

A Look Back on Year 2020

A Look Back on Year 2020

What a year 2020 has been. There were lots of ups and downs, but ultimately, there were many things to be grateful for. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about some positive things in me such as re-shaping the way I think about work, sharpened my […]

Why I think being a generalist is better than a specialist

Why I think being a generalist is better than a specialist

If you had a choice, would you be a portfolio manager who knows a bit of every sector and ultimately make the final decision to allocate money, or would you be an equity analyst specializing in healthcare? If I had a choice, I would rather […]

What I would do differently if I was 16 years old all over again

What I would do differently if I was 16 years old all over again

How does it feel to earn $30,000 in a month at the age of 16 years old? It must have felt wonderful I’m sure. Recently I came across an article which details this 16-year-old student, Remus Er, from Geylang Methodist School, raking in $30,000 a […]

Things I’ve learned from my encounter with a German Real Estate Manager

Things I’ve learned from my encounter with a German Real Estate Manager

I believe that real estate (especially residential) is very close to most Singaporeans’ hearts. After all, we need a house to live in. And for the well-to-do ones, they are likely to buy residential properties for investments. However, I find that not much is being […]

6 things I learned from the corporate world

6 things I learned from the corporate world

Having done 5 internships, and changed 4 full-time jobs, I believed I have seen my fair bit of the inner workings of the corporate world and also the types of characters within it. The corporate world is an extremely tricky place. You not only have […]

Finance and Toast: First Portfolio Review

Finance and Toast: First Portfolio Review

I am proud to present the first series of Finance and Toast’s portfolio review! It is an exciting topic for me as I share what my holdings are like and at the same time bounce investment/portfolio management ideas with people. I struggled internally for a […]

What the young are really thinking of when it comes to career these days

What the young are really thinking of when it comes to career these days

When it comes to career, there are a lot of considerations whether one will stay in a job for long or not. These days, it’s no longer the case where the young will stay in a job for 20 years, just like how their parents […]

Why taking a real estate course is one of the best decisions of my life

Why taking a real estate course is one of the best decisions of my life

At some point in our lives, we all have to buy a home to live in. Buying a home can be a stressful process given that it will be one of the biggest purchase of your life. Hence, the more you understand about real estate, […]

Why getting your hands on a Rolex sports watch is as good as striking a lottery

Why getting your hands on a Rolex sports watch is as good as striking a lottery

Today, 1 September 2020, Rolex introduced a series of new watches which was highly anticipated all around the world. Watch magazines like Hodinkee, Revolution, Worn & Wound, were the first to cover this series and I’m sure this brought a lot of joy to watch […]