Readings For The Week (21/1)

This week’s readings / links include Michael Pettis on why China likely won’t buy fewer U.S. treasury bonds, a look at the rise of internet censorship in Southeast Asia, thoughts on competition in the digital age, an interview with Walter Isaacson about his biography of Leonardo da Vinci and a profile of the Amanyangyun. Why […]

Readings For The Week (14/1)

This week’s readings / links include a look at China’s war on poverty, an interview with Richard Liu (founder of JD.com), a profile of Mark Mobius, why Chinese workers are abandoning Silicon Valley for riches back home and short interviews with David Webb and Wang Lihong (Bain Capital). China’s war on poverty could hurt the […]

Readings For The Week (7/1)

Bumper reading list this week. Enjoy! The $100 billion venture capital bomb: Softbank’s Masayoshi Son bets the Vision Fund — the biggest VC pool in history — on automation. The war for China’s wallet: Shaun Rein’s presentation at the FCC, Hong Kong. Deradicalisation schools: The Al-Hidayah Islamic Boarding School seeks to break the cycle of generational […]

Readings For The Week (31/12)

Final weekly reading list of 2017. Happy new year! Recalling Singapore’s forgotten unions: The long-ruling PAP first rose to power on the back of the working class – a once strong, now politically co-opted constituency. George Soros and the demonization of philanthropy: Conspiracy theories about him obscure the real concerns about how large-scale giving works today. The […]

BlueMountain: How Well Do You Compare?

Michael Mauboussin, the director of research at BlueMountain Capital Management (BlueMountain), has recently published some of his foundational work on how to compare effectively. It’s a pretty interesting read. Here is a brief excerpt from the introduction by Andrew Feldstein, BlueMountain’s chief investment officer: “we are in the business of making comparisons. If we want […]

Readings For The Week (24/12)

This week’s readings / links include a look at corporate funding for the Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Raghuram Rajan on central banks’ year of reckoning, thoughts on debt-trap diplomacy, inside China’s vast new experiment in social ranking and a conversation with Charlie Munger. Merry Christmas! In Asia’s fattest country, nutritionists take money from food giants: When […]

Readings For The Week (17/12)

This week’s readings / links include David Webb on bitcoin, Benedict Evans on what’s likely to happen in tech over the next decade, a new report on Southeast Asia by Google and Temasek, an interview with Stanley Druckenmiller and a profile of Jim Simons. The world’s first decentralised Ponzi scheme: David Webb on bitcoin. Ten year […]

Readings For The Week (10/12)

This week’s readings / links include a look at the nascent organic cosmetics industry in Mongolia, recent trends in the ride-sharing space in Southeast Asia, a conversation with the team at Verdad Capital, an interview with fund manager Neil Woodford and how a proposed law is stoking the worst fears of India’s bank depositors. Mongolian […]

Readings For The Week (3/12)

This week’s readings / links include Jim O’Neill on the abnormality of oil, the NYT on how a generation in Japan faces a lonely death, Glenn Solomon on why multi-cloud is the next big thing in technology, Yves Smith on a new paper that confirms a long-standing criticism of private equity and a look at […]