The Outliers

What if we have twice the number of successful long-term businesses in our economy? In The Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell sought to de-mystify the factors that led to great success in the lives of Bill Gates (Co-founder of Microsoft), Bill Joy (Father of Java and co-founder of Sun Microsystems), Steve Jobs (Co-founder of Apple), Eric Schmidt […]

DIY – DO IT YOURSELF

The most basic rule of business is to “Do It Yourself”. Consider this company, “Company Gummy“, at the height of its business, they faced a critical point where expanding to a new product segment is paramount to its growth. (Consider the likes of Computer companies evolving into producing Laptops from the Desktop era, if they […]

The Long Way, Faster

Shareholders were swooned by the CEO’s charisma, obvious capabilities, and high ambitions – surely the perfect concoction for a winning investment? Q1) Does a dominant market share mean a business has a strong moat and is infallible? Q2) Does having the courage to expand overseas mean a business has a long runway to grow? Healthcare […]

Blessed to Serve

Over the first weekend of 2019, we successfully concluded our Lifelong Assets Class! We are highly blessed to be of service to our community. May we all shine our light ever brighter this 2019! We are humbled by our friends’ continued support despite their deep investing experience – this is a class that caters to […]

Flavour and Fervour of Life

Have you ever wondered why a “common business” that serve “common dishes” can thrive? By conventional wisdom we may say that these businesses have no “economic moat”. In theory that seems true. In practice, however, we see some “common businesses” thrive while some others do not. How is it that locals willingly pay a premium […]