Readings For The Week (29/10)

This week’s readings include Byron Wien on China’s critical role in technology and geopolitics, Aswath Damodaran’s latest thoughts on bitcoin, First State Stewart Asia’s update on Indian equities, Kevin Kelly on what Mongolian nomads teach us about the digital future and notes from the recent Capitalize For Kids Conference 2017. China’s critical role in technology […]

Lessons From The Crash of ’87

To mark the recently passed 30th anniversary of the stock market crash of 1987 (“Black Monday”), Bloomberg Markets asked players throughout the marketplace to reflect on the day and its lasting impact. Some of the people who shared their memories were the winners “who seized the moment as an opportunity not only to make money, […]

Arisaig Trims Hop Hing

Arisaig Partners (Arisaig) recently trimmed their stake in HK-listed Hop Hing Group Holdings Ltd. (Hop Hing). According to a filing submitted to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on October 23rd, 2017, the firm sold 23,264,000 shares on the exchange at an average price of HKD 0.2227 per share on October 19th (the total consideration was […]

New Documentary On Jane Goodall

National Geographic have released a new documentary about the early life and accomplishments of Dr. Jane Goodall, a pioneer in the fields of primate research and wildlife conservation and a personal hero of mine. The film draws from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that had been tucked away in the National Geographic archives. You […]

Readings For The Week (22/10)

This week’s readings include why climate change puts the poorest most at risk (FT), a look at the passports-for-cash business (Economist), thoughts on the West’s errant conception of China (Global Times), how strongmen co-opted democracy (Kishore Mahbubani) and the ties that bind Aung San Suu Kyi’s hands (Asia Times). Why climate change puts the poorest […]

David Rubenstein Interviews Masayoshi Son

SoftBank Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son recently spoke with David Rubenstein for “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations.” The full interview is embedded below. Not a particularly deep conversation, but still interesting as I wasn’t familiar with his story. Some highlights below (any mistakes are my own): On his US$100bn Vision Fund: He thinks that machines […]

Graham & Doddsville: Fall 2017 Issue

The latest edition of the Graham & Doddsville newsletter is out. The publication is put together by the students of Columbia Business School (CBS). You can download and read a copy here. The Fall 2017 issue includes interviews with Howard Marks (Oaktree Capital), Paul Sonkin & Paul Johnson (the co-authors of a book called “Pitch […]

Readings For The Week (15/10)

This week’s readings include a BCG report on the Chinese internet, thoughts on why indices lead investors astray, how Japan is counting on shareholder activism to improve its economy, the latest opinion piece from Andy Xie and a new report on Asia from KKR. Decoding the Chinese internet: BCG, together with Alibaba and Baidu, explore how […]