Products

I define myself by what I create and not what I consume, but I still consume a lot of great products. Here I’d like to share some of them.

Books

As difficult as it is to list out my favorite books, I’ve tried to do so here. These are books that have left a lasting impact on me.

For each book listed here, I’ve come up with a one-liner. If they interest you, read the book!

 

Meditations [Amazon US | Singapore]
Focus on what you can control.

Animal Farm [Amazon US | Singapore]
Some animals are more equal than others.

Band of Brothers [Amazon US | Singapore]
Everlasting gratitude. 

Deep Work [Amazon US | Singapore]
How to do more with less time.

East of Eden [Amazon US | Singapore]
Wide open storytelling and “timshel”.

Learning

Here are my favorite learning tools.

 

Cofocus – Virtual Study Room
It’s difficult to focus. We’re faced with an endless barrage of work messages, news notifications, and social media updates. If only you had 50 minutes to sit down, stop distractions, and get meaningful work done. That’s Cofocus. Book 50 minute 1-1 coworking sessions over video and get things done.
Join me on Cofocus for free.

Readwise – Spaced Repetition for Reading
Get the most out of what you read. We already dedicate time and money to read. But how much of our reading can we recall and use in our daily lives? Readwise helps fix that by systematically bringing up our reading highlights daily via email, website, or app.
Remember what you read and get started for free.

Investing

Here are my favorite investing tools. I use more than the ones listed here, but these are ones I would recommend to others.

 

StashAway – Have your money work for you
StashAway is a robo-advisor that invests based on your customized risk profile. The selling point is that you don’t need to spend hours and hours doing research just to invest $1000. Instead, you deposit it into StashAway and it’ll invest for you. There is risk involved, but in my opinion it’s riskier to leave all your money in a 0.5% interest savings account.
Find out more about Stashaway and get six months managed free.

moomoo Broker – Digital brokerage with low fees
With moomoo you can trade US and Singapore stocks at a low cost. It offers significantly lower prices than the old-school Singapore bank brokerages. I use StashAway to passively invest into index funds while I use moomoo to actively invest. The UI is not complicated but it can feel too busy with too many buttons to click, especially on mobile. I still recommend it though.
See what promotions you can get on moomoo.

Gemini – Buy, sell and store crypto
Gemini is what I use to buy cryptocurrency. The cool thing is that I can buy Bitcoin and Ether without exchanging SGD into USD. I buy, store, and sell with SGD. It’s a convenient platform but if you want to have minimal fees, you need to use the PC version called ActiveTrader. My view here is that it’s worth dabbling into cryptocurrency as it builds a “skin in the game” mindset and can incentivize you to learn more. It could be a dominant piece of our future.
Get started with Gemini and get free Bitcoin.

Other Cool Stuff

Cool stuff, as mentioned.

 

24 Hour Homepage – Buy a piece of the day, forever
There are 86,400 seconds in a day. 24 Hour Homepage has made those 86,400 seconds into an opportunity to showcase an image per second, repeating forever. It’s online art. You’ll see me there if you tune in at exactly 10AM Singapore Time or 2AM UTC, any day.
Find me there and maybe buy a piece of the day too.

Disclosure: Some of the links I use are affiliate links. That means I may receive a commission from your purchases, sign-ups, or activity. However, I’ve featured them here because I genuinely like them too. All investments involve risk. Please do your own due diligence before making any investment decision. Thank you!