April 1, 2024

Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World

Graham Allison, Robert D. Blackwill, Ali Wyne

For those of us that have yet to tackle the very well-regarded From Third World to First: The Singapore Story – 1965-2000, this book may serve as a handy “warm-up.” Yew led a small island-nation in Southeast Asia in 1965 with a very diverse population into one of the economic centers of the world. This book presents his views on topics ranging from China’s ambitions to the United States' superpower status and his preference for following “what works.” Investors should be eager to study an individual that Henry Kissinger described as “a man of unmatched intelligence and judgment.” One of our favorite investors, the late Charlie Munger, clearly appreciated Yew’s teachings as his home contained just two busts; one of Benjamin Franklin and the other of Lee Kuan Yew.

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