City Planners -Psychology: Why People Get Famous

If you could clone one element from another city you’ve visited — a building, a cultural institution, a common street food, etc. — and bring it back to your own hometown, what would it be?

A high rises building comes into my mind, Burj Kalifa would be an ideal choice for me, the tallest building on earth with everything inside it. I would use the first 20 floor as shopping center and trade place, and the rest are divided into apartment units, hotel, and office. It would be an independent city inside a city!

So you know why we fantasize about these things? It’s because of the need for us to have an icon, to be an icon and identified with it. People build statues around the world to commemorate revolutionary person, the inventor of something, the one who do something that change the world. And we worhsip them, not only because of their invention or act, but for their willingness to increase the quality of other people life.

These iconic people, or people who build iconic goods and architectures are famous because they care about other, they care about the environment around them. And in effect, people care about them now. Starting today, try to enhance other’s quality of life and maybe, just maybe someday they’ll appraciate what you’ve done.


About Kevin

Kevin is an Emerging Markets Research Analyst at a global macro investment firm based in Montreal, Canada. Originally trained to be a medical doctor, he found his passion in capital markets after being involved in managing portion of his family’s equity portfolio. Kevin holds Masters degree in both finance and management, has passed all levels of CFA exam, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Professional Financial Modeller (PFM). He read voraciously and has a hobby of tinkering (read: programming) his systematic equity and volatility trading model for the “Quantimental” investment firm he founded. In his spare time, Kevin likes to travel the world and become a freelance photographer for Getty Images. To date, he has a portfolio of over 1200 pictures across 35 countries.
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