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Concept of Wealth

Concept of Wealth

Lately, I was doing my evening run and the concept of wealth popped up in my head. What is wealth to me I thought? I have always focused on money in the absolute sense of wealth, but I realized that this concept is fundamentally flawed. […]

Diversification is Not a Magic Elixir

Diversification is Not a Magic Elixir

Diversification is not a magic elixir. These are the words mentioned by Howard Marks, co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, and one of those widely regarded in the investing community, in his latest podcast. The link to this 34 minutes podcast is given here, but I […]

Takeaways from the Book The Ride of A Lifetime by Bob Iger (Disney)

Takeaways from the Book The Ride of A Lifetime by Bob Iger (Disney)

The Ride of A Lifetime – Lessons Learned From 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Bob Iger is the fourth book that I’ve read this year and I must say, it is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It […]

Takeaways from the Book Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Takeaways from the Book Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Hope the pandemic is not dampening the festive season. I’m trying to make it a personal goal to read more books this year as I believe it can positively affect the way I think about things. Hopefully, it will help […]

PropNex: Riding the Wave

PropNex: Riding the Wave

The Singapore residential real estate market has been buoyant despite the pandemic which left a dent in most sectors of the economies last year. Despite the circuit breaker,  real estate activity was still very healthy with developers selling 10,024 private housing units in 2020, surpassing […]

Why going through a market downturn early in your career is one of the best lessons ever

Why going through a market downturn early in your career is one of the best lessons ever

2020 was the first year I experienced a major market downturn. Stock prices slid rapidly, and I saw my paper gains quickly turned into paper losses. As much as I can be reminded of Warren Buffett’s quote of “Be greedy when others are fearful, and […]

Why the young have a very different mindset from their parents now

Why the young have a very different mindset from their parents now

Recently, I came across an interesting article called “Why Chinese youngsters are embracing a philosophy of “slacking-off“. Gone are the days in the past, where workers born between 1950s-1980s followed the old school mentality of working hard, working long hours, and enduring hardship so as […]

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 […]

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 […]