Air Travel Entropy

Most of us have not travelled out of the country after Covid struck. Air travel has not fully recovered its capacity yet, if ever. And now we have to do testing before and after a flight. Air travel is a complex system...

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On Grab and Sea

It was a proud moment for Singapore’s business scene as Grab became the largest company to list via a SPAC merger. 1) While the focus might be on the share price tumbling 21%, it is worthwhile to celebrate this...

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8 years of investor observations

After training and interacting with investors for the past 8 years, here’re some bad world views I have observed. 1) Some don’t want to hear that they can have $x millions if they invest for the next 30 years. They...

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Decentralizing into social classes

Crypto stands on the moral high ground of decentralising the powers from the few. But inadvertently social stratification exists within the crypto community just like the real world – the have’s and the have...

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There’s no sorry

I used to represent my school soccer team at different levels. During one of the training sessions I miskicked the ball and apologised to my senior teammate. He looked at me and said “there’s no sorry” sternly....

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Who is John Galt in China?

Atlas Shrugged is a book by Ayn Rand about a dystopian United States in which private businesses suffer under increasingly burdensome laws and regulations. The capitalists are the protagonists in the story who struggle...

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Nothing to something

Light bulbs at first had no power stations and cables. Telephones at first had no poles and lines. Cars at first had no petrol stations and roads. Trains at first had no stations and rails. Aeroplanes at first had no...

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Life imprisonment gives you financial freedom

What if you can achieve financial freedom immediately, would you do it? It is not a lottery ticket or some scams. Think about it – you can commit a crime that warrants a life imprisonment sentence and you will...

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Successful investing has to be pure art or pure science

Increasingly, I think successful investing has to be either pure art or pure science. If you haven’t know already, index investing is a scientific method because all the stocks in the index are picked by a set of...

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Year 2040… a parent may say

My kid doesn’t work in a company. He is in several projects: 1) he is in the team to design a 3D printing blueprint of a spacecraft part for SpaceX 2) he is also helping a Chinese company coming out w some...

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