All posts by wkgahn

Begin Your Own Legacy

Investment Partnerships THE GAHN CAPITAL GROUP PRACTICE Seeding shared dreams, all under One platform. Giardini-Jardins : One Fiscal Garden Discipline Our Reserve Stock Mantra Possessed of a Collector’s philosophy, our capital group practice is on constant lookout for undervalued investment gems in the rough. Investment gems we expect to grow at 15-25% per annum over time. On this count, our leanings are towards stocks, over other asset classes. While embracing the long term outperformance of stocks, we are fully appreciative of the effect of liquidity cycles on different asset classes. Accordingly, we are not averse to rotational asset trading; while holding a core investment portfolio…

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Shape over Size

“Size is a testosterone-fuelled obsession. The fairer sex concerns itself with shape, and may turn out the smarter gender for their shape over size affinity.” To be clear in case of misperception; a 6-footer, I am modestly tall for an Asian male. No, this is not going to be a rant about social injustices associated with smallness. Rather, I hope this piece will inspire Mid Cap business or asset owners to go forward and upward in scaling their enterprises by exploring access to private capital markets, instead of shying themselves from the same. From arenas of gladiators, sports and to…

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Season 2 | live.freeGoblet 3.1

Thru’ the Fiscal Lens

Thru’ the Fiscal Lens | Freedom vs. Security Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. (Benjamin Franklin) Venerable Benjamin Franklin’s thoughts on freedom and security as it applies to civil liberties; has similar application to financial freedom and financial security. In our quest for financial freedom, we must venture further from our Cash mooring/anchorage. To most, Cash offers an illusion of security. More so, at times of financial crisis. Even market pros tuck under cover of Cash when they could bottom-fish discount assets during financial crises.…

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Think Freedom! | Recuperative Power

Think Freedom! | Recuperative Power : Are you in a place of misfortune? Look to freedom as your restoration house. In freedom, you might find recuperative magic which should enable you to draw from misfortune, new hope and new strength. So, 1 aspect of venerable Sir Winston Churchill’s counsel in a 16 Oct 1938 broadcast prescribed. It was a time perilous to civil liberties as the world cast into darkness of World War II. In modern times, misfortune has a nature which is mostly, financial. Many are caught in a vicious cycle of poverty or middle income trap. The threats…

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Think Freedom! | Chains Unshackled

Think Freedom! | Chains Unshackled : Do you know the taste of freedom? Having tasted, you could never go back. That is a summation of one giant amongst men. No, not just giant, but a titan among US presidents. How did one reared in humble poverty, not become crushed by self-pity or misperception of ignominy? Born into wealth, and not of poverty; Abraham Lincoln could have easily fallen into the “woe is me” trap which many who were once wealthy then poor, succumb to. After all, at a peak of familial wealth, his father owned two 600-acre (240 ha) farms,…

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Think Freedom! | Creativity Unleashed

Think Freedom! | Creativity Unleashed : Without freedom, creativity lies dormant. In absence of creativity, adaptive functions are laid to waste. As a species, we cannot survive sans creativity. Let alone, be happy where freedom-inspired creativity cannot be present. 21st Century survival and freedom have economic nuance. Before Money became common term for goods and services exchange, wars were fought for control of land and physical resources; with freedom, its prize. Physical motives remain primary war escalators in the 21st Century. Such motives surface however, when financial administration and freedom are weak; and dominate peace or war decisions then. In…

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Think Freedom! | Personality Expressed

Think Freedom! | Personality Expressed : Should we accept mere concessions of freedom? No, nothing but freedom to express to full extent, my personality. Give me All, or give me none of freedom. This would appear to be Gandhi’s version of freedom in his campaign (for India), with the British. How about you? Does the real You feature in your daily living, or is only a fractional part showing up? Are your financials holding you back? Share your story, and what a financially enabled freedom would mean to you.

Think Freedom! | Cover

Think Freedom! | Cover : Every Age proclaims its own version of freedom. From French existentialist philosopher, Jean Paul Sartre’s “condemnation” of the people to freedom through sages of time, to 21st century denizens of Planet Earth. We have our own. What is yours?

The Accidental Ladder Owner – 2014 Special

“I do not create. God creates. I assemble, and I will steal from anywhere to do it.” (George Balanchine, NYC Ballet cofounder) I do not suppose Mr. Balanchine ever harboured intention of enjoining the general public to engage in plagiarism. Rather, as many so enlightened; he embraced that our known world had few uncharted territories of learning. Even in ballet. To establish an emergent style of ballet which he could call his own, he merely fused Imperial Ballet School techniques with other schools of movement to create his signature style in ballet neo-classics. As it is with many, before charting…

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