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Cognitive Reflection Test - Examples of Reacting vs Checking

Why 50% of Harvard, MIT and Princeton students get the bat and ball problem wrong. 1) The Bat and Ball Problem; 2) How to Improve Your CRT...

Dec 2, 2022 | 4 minute read



What is the Time Value of Money with Examples - 4 Elements of TVM

Understanding the TVM with Aesop’s fables. When are two birds in the bush worth more than one bird in the hand? Learn the four elements of TVM:...

Sep 10, 2022 | 3 minute read



How Much is YouTube Worth? Over US$180bn in 2022

Google acquired YouTube for US$1.6bn in 2006. In 2022, YouTube could be worth over US$180bn achieving a +110x return. Analysis of YouTube revenue and usage statistics and...

Sep 6, 2022 | 17 minute read


yt valuation comparison

How the US Air Force Ditched the "Average" and Saved Lives

The average is a myth. Understand the pitfalls of the average and how it can conceal useful information. How the US Air Force threw out the average...

Jul 1, 2022 | 3 minute read



Why Invest in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)?

1) Why Invest in ETFs; 2) How ETFs work; 3) ETF Share Price vs NAV; 4) ETF vs Actively Managed Funds...

Apr 6, 2022 | 6 minute read



Financial Model Formatting - 3 Core Best Practices

Investment Banking Excel and Google Sheet formatting best practices for building spreadsheets and financial models: 1) Color Coding Cells; 2) Financial Tables; 3) Key Metrics...

Dec 3, 2021 | 2 minute read



How Much is Alibaba Worth? US$900 billion in 2021

Alibaba operates three of the largest digital platforms in China: e-commerce, cloud and payments. We estimate Alibaba (BABA:NYSE 9988:HKG) to be valued at up to US$900 billion...

Jun 4, 2021 | 8 minute read


global ecommerce

3 Decision Making Frameworks Startups can use to Navigate Uncertainty

3 useful decision making frameworks startups leaders and boards can use to tackle uncertainty in startups: 1) Peer Plus One Framework; 2) Incident Response Framework; 3) Risk...

Apr 11, 2020 | 7 minute read



What are the Fiduciary Duties of a Director?

Five basic fiduciary duties of a Board member with breach examples. What are the consequences of a breach of Directors' duties and laws? How can Directors best...

Apr 10, 2020 | 5 minute read



The Role and Functions of Board of Directors

What is the role of the Board? What are their functions and responsibilities? What are the differences between Governance and Management? Understanding the role of the Board...

Dec 26, 2019 | 3 minute read



The Basics of Valuation

Understand the principles of intrinsic valuation. How to explain WACC to anyone. What are the most important factors when valuing a company. ...

May 4, 2019 | 4 minute read


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