Betterspider was started as a platform for me to share my views and knowledge about several topics that might be relevant to a fellow young graduate. These topics range from personal finance to technology, life hacks on doing things better and faster, and navigating our careers.
Imagine having graduated from university and en-route to be beng an adult. But you have no idea where to start or what you should do next. Your friends around you start leading their own lives and get ahead in their careers while you are still figuring out what interests you.
Even adulting is difficult. From managing your own finances to figuring out about loans, credit cards, insurance and investments, many millennials are clueless about what to do – especially since these topics are not taught in school.
But these topics are very close to the hearts of many millennials like myself. When I was a fresh graduate out of university, I find myself asking similar questions often like I am having a quarter-life crisis. This blog was started to share my perspectives, life lessons, knowledge and experiences with my dear readers.
Technology, personal finance and photography are three of the dearest topics. I enjoy optimisation and doing things efficiently and sharing knowledge with others. I get inspired by people from all walks of life, from all around the world. I meet and learn about new ways of seeing and doing things everyday. This platform gives me a way to share them with you.
Who am I
My name is Derrick and I graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Degree in Accountancy (Distinction).
Inspired by the book Rich Dad Poor Dad when I was 12, I had always looked into building a career path in the financial services industry and understanding the language of business to develop a deeper appreciation about the finer nuances that drive businesses forward. From macroeconomic views to company analysis, I found myself intrigued by the complexity of the financial world and global markets.
Having also a keen interest in technology and building things, I read a lot about topics ranging from startups, technology, payments, fintech and gadgets. I have experience working in consulting firms, the world largest private wealth manager and even at a fast-growing technology startup. All these experience are integral in launching Betterspider.
Be a Better Spider
Betterspider aspires to be a platform that inspires people to create a better version of ourselves, each day, every day. It encourages self-education, reflection, experimentation and long-term thinking.
I am starting this as a small project, with a big goal in mind. It might or might not work, but I want it to start in the right direction.
I welcome you to follow me on my journey.