Break Away From Negative Thoughts & Experience Life | Kip Hollister | TEDxBeaconStreet

What are “ah-nar-dare” and “ya-bar-dare”? Find out in this incredibly funny and insightful talk where investor Thura Ko Ko shares his observations on Myanmar’s business culture as the country opens up from five decades of isolation. Thura left his home country as a boy, growing up in the UK and pursuing a global career as an investment banker. Now back to his native land, his observations as an insider-outsider are poignant and informative, drawing laughter and applause from the delighted audience. Thura Ko Ko is the managing director of YGA Capital, a Myanmar advisory company focused on identifying and investing in attractive growth opportunities in Myanmar. Prior to returning to Myanmar in 2010, Mr. Ko worked for over 12 years in global investment banking and private equity firms covering Asia out of Hong Kong. He was a Vice President at Providence Equity, and previously worked for Goldman Sachs and N.M. Rothshchild. In Myanmar, he is a member of the board of directors for Apollo Towers Myanmar Limited, a telecom tower operator; Pacific Star Finance Limited, a micro-finance company; and Myanmar Distillery Company Limited, a leading local beverage company. Mr. Ko holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, University of London and was elected as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum in 2013. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at