Definitely Not The Last Words On Amos Yee…

by Patrick Liew on March 28, 2017

Amos Yee has delivered hate speeches and broken the law in Singapore.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/teen-blogger-amos-yee-granted-us-asylum/3624426.html

The Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act states clearly that nobody should do anything that’s “prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious or racial groups and which disturbs or is likely to disturb the public tranquility.”

In his words, “I told you, it is hate speech, it is overly rude, it isn’t good activism. I completely regret making these videos.”

Amos delivered the hate speeches at length, in graphic ways, and with great intensity.

Despite admitting the wrongdoing, he showed no remorse and instead, repeated the hate speeches in different ways.

For Amos Yee to seek political asylum, some key questions should be contemplated by reasonable minds.

Is Amos Yee a politician and is he affiliated to any political party?

Does he subscribe to any political ideology? Has he champion any worthwhile cause?

Amos Yee has a long track record of documented misconduct against his parents, school and teachers, and other parties, including those who tried to help him.

For those who support Amos Yee, has he given an account of how he has used his “celebrity” status to raise funds from the public?

How has he used the funds for a good purpose? Has he done any good?

Do you want our society to produce more “Amos Yee”s? Do you want your children to be like “Amos Yee”?

Do you want the likes of “Amos Yee” in your family, team and organization?

Will you give such “Amos Yee”s absolute freedom to say and do whatever they want, including causing harm and damages to your family, team and organization?

In the name of freedom of speech, will you let these “Amos Yee”s spill hate speeches against you, your family, your core beliefs, your treasured values, and the entities that are important to you?

Will Amos Yee change and stop spilling hate speeches?

Will he contribute positively to his newly adopted country and country folks?

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What’s A Business Value Proposition?

by Patrick Liew on March 27, 2017

Business Value Proposition (BVP) is the delivery of an aggregation or bundle of unique quantity and quality of benefits to meet and be perceived to meet the key needs, requirements and expectations of the targeted customer.

The nett value proposition is the sum total of all the benefits of your offering to meet the needs, requirements and expectations of the customer less the targeted customer’s cost of acquiring the offering.

There must be adequate nett value proposition to motivate the targeted customer to purchase your product or to switch from another supplier to you.

What are the three key components of a business value proposition?

1. Value-improvement.

Value-improvement refers to the increase in output less input divided by units of labour.

This is a typical definition and it has to do with improving efficiency and productivity of the performance of the workforce and the operation.

2. Value creation.

Value creation is about enhancing quality and quantity of output so as to achieve the best possible results.

It is not just about achieving incremental but also about achieving quantum leaps of improvement.

Value can be created by innovating and customizing solutions, deliverables and other offerings to meet the unique needs, requirements and expectations of the targeted customer.

It can also result from co-creation of solutions with the customer.

3. Value-addition.

Value improvement is about taking action in the best possible way.

Value creation is about producing the best possible results.

Value-addition is not just about achieving the best possible results in the best possible way. It’s also about taking the right action rightly.

In this regard, value improvement, creation, and addition should be part and parcel of the jobs of innovators and entrepreneurs as well as employees.

They are also about contributing to the four bottom lines: the financial (profit), social (people), environmental (planet) and spiritual (purpose) bottom lines.

If only innovators and entrepreneurs focus on value creation and employees focus on value improvement and addition, it will not bode well for the enterprise.

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Meritocracy And Gender Parity

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Freedom Comes With Responsibility

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Race And Religious Harmony

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Fathers – You’re Important!

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Government’s Role In The Future of Technology

March 21, 2017

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Beauty and Values Of Studying Literature

March 20, 2017

Many countries, including Singapore are coming to grips with disruptive technology and preparing themselves to leverage on technology to grow their economy. As a result, there’s a growing educational trend to focus on studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). To strengthen our economy and nation-building process, we should be mindful not to be unnecessarily […]

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Religious and Racial Harmony

March 20, 2017

The statements about the controversy over Disney film Beauty and the Beast by the National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) and the Roman Catholic Church were not for the public. They were addressed to their own leaders and parents in their congregations. These statements were internal statements. The Press picked them up and published […]

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Thank You Grassroots Volunteers

March 20, 2017

As a patron of a grassroots organization, district councilor, former Chairman of a Citizens Consultative Committee, and having held various positions in grassroots organizations, I like to compliment and commend grassroots volunteers. Grassroots volunteers help to bridge and bond communities and build stronger unity and relationships in Singapore. Unfortunately, they have been subjected to many […]

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