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February 2024 Newsletter

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"The Revenge of the Ottoman Empire" by Louis-Vincent Gave argues that US sanctions on Russia and the decoupling from China has caused the world to experience a new “wave of globalization which does not require Western financiers, engineers, transportation, currencies or technologies.” Examples include China now exporting more to ASEAN than USA, the “Istanbul-Jakarta axis” and emerging market trade no longer being constrained by the need for US dollars.



“Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” ― Steve Jobs


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Jeremy Au

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