How it Feels to Live in a Current Account Surplus / Deficit Economy

The June 30 Quarterly Report from Platinum Asset Management’s European Fund contains some great insights and here’s an excerpt that I find particularly interesting. “Consider for a moment our own experience, as Australians, participating in this economy over the last thirty-odd years: We have enjoyed a period of unprecedented economic stability. We have not experienced … More How it Feels to Live in a Current Account Surplus / Deficit Economy

Pixar on Management

With movies like Toy Story, Up, Finding Nemo, and Wall-E, Pixar has left an indelible mark on the world, enriching our personal lives with characters that speak to us at a deeply emotional level.  With the publication of the book Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull, Pixar now stand a chance to change our professional lives for the better, … More Pixar on Management

A Cinema-goer’s Guide to Freedom and Liberty

Cinemas everywhere have little hesitation in making movie-goers sit through 15-20 minutes of advertising before each movie. It struck me recently that the amount of eye-rolling one experiences in those 15-20 minutes is actually a pretty good index of a country’s freedom and liberty. In India, one is made to stand and sing the national … More A Cinema-goer’s Guide to Freedom and Liberty