It is no secret that the fund management industry has been under siege of late. Flip any newspaper that covers the financial services industry and you will see how active managers are finding it harder to justify their management fees, while fending off criticism on their inability to produce returns in excess of the benchmark. … Continue reading Job Security? Whose World Do You Live In?
We are now 1/6 of the way into 2017 already and time really passes so quickly. From my reservist at the start of the year, which then flowed into Chinese New Year and a February marked by my transition into a new function within my corporate job, it has been quite easy to lose track … Continue reading Two Months into 2017
“Imagine you woke up tomorrow morning in a brand new world, identical to earth, but you knew no one. You still have all the experience and knowledge you currently have, your food and shelter is taken care of, but all you have is a laptop and $500 dollars. What would you do in the next … Continue reading Hypothetical Question
Our thoughts shape us. Who we are today is a reflection of the thoughts and beliefs we have held in our heads for the longest time. I was just thinking about my own thought systems and beliefs this morning. Over the past year I have read numerous blogs of digital nomads, people who have been … Continue reading Beliefs
This week, being in reservist has made me thankful for the simpler things in life. The ability to sit in front of my desk, surfing the internet in an air-conditioned room are simple day-to-day comforts that most of us have taken for granted. Also, I am re-discovering the simple things in life, like being able … Continue reading Away from civilian life
1) How big do you want to dream? 2) How much do you want to envision? 3) How hard do you want to work? 4) How much of the past do you want to forget? For those who are looking to set some goals in 2017, I found a pretty useful template at yearcompass.com - it's … Continue reading 2017 Theme – Accelerate
Finally got my hands on this wonderful carry-on backpack, the Aer travel pack. I have been a fan of one-bag/minimalist travel for some time now, and had been looking for something worthy to replace my old top-loading Vertikal backpack. This will be the one bag to rule all bags for my travels in future, even … Continue reading Aer travel will never be the same again
It's easy to procrastinate doing things that will add value to your portfolio in the longer term, simply because it is the harder thing to do. Learning a new skill takes time and effort. Most people will choose to nua instead, especially when it is coming off the back of a long weekend. I am … Continue reading What Do People Do on Boxing Day?
I set out a number of objectives in 2016: To eat more healthilyTo socialize moreTo write something everydayRead something for personal developmentLearn PythonGetting on to the Amazon eCommerce platformTo get more exerciseListen to a business/investing related podcast daily In 2016 I began using this app called Momentum to keep track of these few objectives. Momentum … Continue reading 2016 in Review
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