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

Our subconscious desires could be a danger to the investing process – a reflection from Hamilton

When I was in London in June, I managed to catch the acclaimed American musical Hamilton amidst a relatively tight schedule and a cold summer rain. To be honest, I haven’t heard of it until a couple of people brought it up to me when I told them I was headed for the U.K. earlier … More Our subconscious desires could be a danger to the investing process – a reflection from Hamilton

These reasons are getting me interested in the energy sector

A change in the Narrative Among the many eyebrow-raising, bizarre, and interesting developments (zero-interest rate policies, negative yielding bonds, rise of populism) that have occurred since 2010, one of them that really defined this current decade is the death of the ‘peak-oil’ narrative. Remember those days when people were talking about how there could be … More These reasons are getting me interested in the energy sector

This Horse-racing gambler earned almost a billion – here’s what he can teach us

One of the best articles that I’ve read in 2018 was a Bloomberg piece I opened while commuting in the subway on a rainy weekday. Kit Chellel’s ‘The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code’ was simply breath-taking. It chronicles the life of Mr Bill Benter, a swashbuckling horse-racing gambler born in Pittsburgh in the United … More This Horse-racing gambler earned almost a billion – here’s what he can teach us