Five things I wish I knew when I was young

A hot tip can be stale news by the time it reaches you, says banking and financial media veteran while sharing the insights gained over the years

If I had known when I was young what I know now - after 36 years in banking and the financial media - I would have been very significantly wealthier. As they say, hindsight is "20-20 vision". Well, let me share five "20-20" insights.

There's a line in a recent Andy Lau/Donnie Yen movie that goes: "Riches or poverty, it's all destined." Fatalism is poison to wealth.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 27, 2018, with the headline 'Five things I wish I knew when I was young'. Print Edition | Subscribe