Category: Cheerful Egg

What Hugh Jackman Can Teach You About Negotiation

Okay, I admit it: I love The Greatest Showman. Folks are talking about Crazy Rich Asians right now, but my Spotify list is still playing tracks from The Greatest Showman like “Come Alive” and “Rewrite the Stars”. I may or may not have jammed out to them while doing housework on several occasions (To my neighbours: […]

Bitcoin And The Ideology Bias

There are some things in life that you never want to admit doing: Being really good at Dance Dance Revolution Asking for a 2nd helping of dinner while flying on Economy Class Buying bitcoin I am very proud to say that I’ve done all three. Wait. Lionel Yeo – Champion of Index Investing, Advocate of […]

Pascal’s Wager and Strategic Betting

It’s 1.30pm and you’re just stepping out of the office for lunch. You’re slightly annoyed at yourself for scheduling a 12pm meeting. In the last 20 minutes, you had to clear your throat every 5 minutes to mask the increasingly audible noises coming from your stomach. You normally have lunch at your usual fish soup […]

How To Talk To Anyone Without Feeling Awkward

So you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t written regularly for the past 6 months or so. There were yuuuuge changes in my personal and professional life that consumed all my energy and attention for the past 6 months. One of those changes is simple: I started a new job. (Well, before that, there was also […]

Your Financial GPS – A Whiskey-Inspired Review

This is a sponsored post done in collaboration with DBS. I very rarely accept sponsored posts, and only do so when I already use or like the product. All opinions are my own. You get the best insights over whiskey and KFC. I had some time to kill yesterday, so I hung out with Alvin […]

Why Pre-Paying Your Home Loan Could Be Awesome

Sometimes, I wish I were a 4th-century king in medieval England. I would spend all day sitting on my throne, deep in thought, slowly sharpening my broadsword and staring out into the abyss. My subjects, fearful of breaking my concentration, would whisper amongst themselves. “Perhaps His Majesty is coming up with a way to reduce […]

Can Facebook Solve The Community Conundrum?

Note: I often take an interesting business problem and try to imagine what I would do in their shoes (often letting my imagination go crazy). I call this exercise a “Business Braindump”. I’ve always been too embarrassed to share these thought exercises on my blog, but today I got inspired to pen down my thoughts on Facebook’s […]

How To Bend Others To Your Will (And Make Them Like You)

Heya! It’s been another crazy month of travelling (Hanoi and Tokyo!), full-time work, and Church activities, which is why I haven’t been blogging much. But I’ve been reading this awesome book Thank You For Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion (awesome title) by Jay Heinrichs. I’m only a […]

To The Folks Who Meet My Sister

My sister has autism. She’s 30 this year, and she’s had it for as long as I can remember. She’s probably the most joyful person I know. Maybe it’s because she doesn’t have to deal with, y’know, jobs or bills or angry clients. She sings to herself. She eats with gusto. When we scold her […]

The 2017 cheerfulegg Annual Review

Every year, I do an annual review where I look back at the past year and write down what I did well, what I could have done better, and a couple of lessons to distill from the journey. I also take a look at my personal / professional goals that I set the year before, […]