Brennen Pak has been investing in the stocks for the past 27 years. With a wealth of experience about stock investments, he started to teach stock investing and personal finance for the past 5 years. By today, he had already taught thousands of students. Brennen Pak's investing journey is not without setbacks. In fact, his stocks tanked 10 years after his start in stock investment. During 1998, his stock portfolio went into a tailspin at the peak of the asian financial crisis (AFC). He lost more than $100k as he sold stocks in a panic. What was more painful was that after he sold most of his stocks, the stock market went up 100% within a matter of 6 months and then another 75% in the year that followed. From that lesson, he learnt that picking up the essential financial skills is the mother of success to being a good investor. Knowing that Warren Buffet would not be what he is today without financial knowledge, Brennen Pak decided to use his financial skills that he learnt during his MBA to invest in stocks. Surely, major events such as dot-com bubble burst, terrorists attack on the World Trade Center in New York, the Severe Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the global financial crisis and the euro-zone crisis, just to name a few, would have badly affected the stock markets. However, despite these crises, he turned around his battered assortment of stocks into a phenomenal stock portfolio by year 2009.
Brennen's first degree is in engineering from National University of Singapore. Prior to his degree course, he had been developing along the areas in technical fields. He had been admitted to the best technical school of his time. He had spent 2 years in woodwork, 4 years in metalwork and six years in technical drawing.His technical background enabled him to pick up new technologies in modelling techniques and 3D-printing fairly quickly. Consequently, he also develops on-line courses specializing in product designs, modelling, 3D printing and, more recently, micro-controller. With a wealth of technical knowledge that cuts across several technical disciplines, he is now working on on-line courses on product designs & development that help students develop physical inventions from imaginations and paper designs to physical designs that can be seen, touch and feel.