I'm starting a monthly series where I share interesting things I've come across (articles, podcasts, reports, recent travels, etc.) with brief summaries for your reading pleasure. Articles I'm reading Dan Wang (of Gavekal fame) was interviewed by Noah Smith in this piece and it's a very astute take of today's China. Source: Noahpinion Dan is … Continue reading Monthly Musings
Tag: Hong Kong
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 … Continue reading This Horse-racing gambler earned almost a billion – here’s what he can teach us
Playing China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’!
The Ancient Silk Road was known to be the stuff of legends, inspiring many of our ancestors back in those days enthralled by adventure and mystery. The famous Venetian merchant Marco Polo recorded his journey across Asia through this ancient travel and trade route, which for centuries, have allowed merchants, traders, travellers, missionaries and diplomats … Continue reading Playing China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’!
Thoughts & Observations from Hong Kong
I recently took a short trip to the Pearl of the Orient, checking out great food as well as the famous sights and of course, to assess the local economy. Upon landing, I put up at Prudential Hotel at Jordan (佐敦), which is an extremely convenient place for a foreigner to live in as its … Continue reading Thoughts & Observations from Hong Kong
Robert Kuok – lessons from a business magnate
Wilmar International. Shangri-La Hotels. Kerry Group. PACC Offshore Services... These are just some famous companies under his business empire. Billionaire Robert Kuok is an internationally well-known business figure, and his presence is almost everywhere, whether its helping Coca Cola to distribute their beverages in China or delivering edible oil and refined sugar to various countries throughout Southeast … Continue reading Robert Kuok – lessons from a business magnate
Li Ka-Shing’s 4 Points for Success!
Hong Kong's Li Ka-Shing is a rags-to-riches story, a self made multi-billionaire extraordinaire, a towering icon in the global business scene as well as a legendary philanthropist. His rise to prominence over the decades is an inspiration to many young entrepreneurs or investors like myself and as such, I decided to read up about his life … Continue reading Li Ka-Shing’s 4 Points for Success!