Wiring Your Brain For Financial Success

October 24, 2017

The biggest enemy to achieving financial success lies between your ears. Unfortunately, most people have not conditioned their minds, programmed their brains, and wired their neural networks for financial success. While growing up, their parents did not teach them how to be rich and wealthy. In schools, not many teachers are focused on being financially […]

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Achieving Success By Not Focusing On Success

October 24, 2017

It may sound strange to a lot of my friends if they know that I did not start off in my working life wanting to be an entrepreneur or an investor. After my graduation, I wanted to be a … (sound of drum roll) … social worker. As someone who grew up in poverty and […]

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Let’s Defend All Women.

October 24, 2017

Women are oftentimes born to play on an un-level playing field. There are still many stereotypes about women’s place in society. They face many disadvantages throughout their life. In addition, they have to make more sacrifices to prove their worth. And work harder to find their places under the family and organizational sun. Truth be […]

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“I Will Kill You!”

October 17, 2017

I can still hear those words in my mind. Words that will haunt me to the last day of my life. Zhen (not her real name) said those words to me over the phone. I have no qualms that she meant every word she said, and she also made sure I heard her loud and […]

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Tenacity

September 29, 2017

Tenacity is the passion, determination, discipline, perseverance and resilience to achieve worthwhile dreams. It is the long, narrow and stony path between you and your desired goals. Through ever-improving tenacity, you will end at sustainable success. Tenacity is not just about having the guts, grit and gumption to do what you want to do. It […]

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The Day My Company Almost Died…

September 29, 2017

There was an evening scene that I’ll never forget for the rest of my life. A living room in a resort in Langkawi, Malaysia. Six of us were sitting around a table and we were in a deep discussion. There were looks of despair, fear and helplessness – three potent emotions that when mixed together […]

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Restarting Your Life

September 25, 2017

Have you ever had your past secret being discovered? And you have no fears or worries about the secret being uncovered? Recently, one of my “secrets” was made known and guess what, I laughed over it. Why? Because I have learned long ago that I should come to term with the past. Put past challenges […]

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Responding To Advanced Technology And Other Challenges Of A Disruptive Future?

September 25, 2017

To future-proof our people and help them develop deep skills, we should help them develop what I call the 4Ms. First, mindset. More specifically, a future-ready mindset. In the past, they go to school to prepare themselves for a job and career. In the future, to have a stable, secure and sustainable job and career, […]

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How Then Should You Respond To President Halimah Yacob?

September 25, 2017

Mdm Halimah Yacob was sworn in as the 8th President on Thursday, 13 September 2017. How then should you respond to her leadership? Fight her? Ignore her? Or support her? 1. Let’s take a walk down memory lane. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Wednesday, 27 2016 that a Constitutional Commission will be appointed […]

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Whither Cryptocurrencies?

September 25, 2017

I am deeply concerned about steep rises in prices of major cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. While their potential values may seem positive, the prices have risen comparatively higher and not in tandem with many asset-backed financial instruments. Are cryptocurrencies worth the value? As it stands, there is still a lack of widespread utility for cryptocurrencies. […]

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