Embracing the opportunities of a multipolar world

The Battle of Red Cliffs (赤壁之戰) at the end of the Han Dynasty, ca. AD 208 "The world under heaven, after a long period of division, tends to unite; after a long period of union, tends to divide. This has been so since antiquity" Ancient Chinese proverb The Chinese believe that the above saying accurately … Continue reading Embracing the opportunities of a multipolar world

Yang Wen-li’s Dilemma – Democracy, Revolutions & thoughts on Financial Markets

In Yoshiki Tanaka's epic science fiction thriller, 'The Legend of the Galactic Heroes', Yang Wen-li is caught between the horns of a difficult dilemma. Staring at the vast open space of stars from his flagship's bridge, the awkward but astute admiral contemplates the never-ending wars between his home planetary system (the democratic Free Planets Alliance) … Continue reading Yang Wen-li’s Dilemma – Democracy, Revolutions & thoughts on Financial Markets

Modern Monetary Theory – entering adoption phase

Whenever there's an economic ideology that is gaining traction, I try to keep an open mind about it and stay abreast. I've noticed throughout history that when the dominant economic ideology of the day changes, their effects are typically felt over years and decades. After all it was Lord Keynes who wrote that: 'The ideas … Continue reading Modern Monetary Theory – entering adoption phase

By winning battles against COVID-19, governments could lose the war

Our world is highly complex. History is filled with examples of how seemingly unrelated events led to unexpected outcomes. The interaction between humans and their physical environment has second and third order effects that aren't easy to understand. This makes the business of forecasting challenging, and the outcomes of various events difficult to model. American … Continue reading By winning battles against COVID-19, governments could lose the war

Changing your habits is essential to getting the results you want. Here’s how

One of the most enjoyable things you can do on earth is to be in a bamboo garden. The beauty of a bamboo garden enthralls the senses. It isn't just the greenery that is serene, but the mathematical, node-like structure of the plant is aesthetically pleasant to the eyes. The mild rustling of leaves as … Continue reading Changing your habits is essential to getting the results you want. Here’s how