4. Happy 53rd National Day – The Land I Love

August 27, 2018

4. Happy 53rd National Day – The Land I Love Singapore dearest, Land untaught from struggle and toil Nearly born still, winded away But breathed life and today is. Half a century you have stood, Trodden through melees aplenty. Applause for your fortitude! Praise for these gifts. Singapore, land of dreams. To you an infant […]

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3. Happy 53rd National Day – Lest We Forget!

August 27, 2018

3. Happy 53rd National Day – Lest We Forget! In 1965, I remember standing outside my neighbor’s house. I was watching a black-and-white TV programme when it was interrupted for an important announcement. Singapore had just become an independent nation. After the announcement, there were no major celebrations on the street. None of the usual […]

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Should we allow foreigners to meddle with our country’s affairs?

August 27, 2018

Should we allow foreigners to meddle with our country’s affairs? Throughout history, we have seen how foreign entities have influenced different countries and caused major damages to them. These countries include countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In a highly interconnected world and with advanced technology, dark forces both within the country and […]

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2. Happy 53rd National Day – Long Live Singapore

August 27, 2018

2. Happy 53rd National Day – Long Live Singapore Sweat dripping from his brow His back against the sun Humid, sweltering heat Give his head a throbbing blow. But he works with his heart, mind and might For a city to rise and shine Our forebear, this great city built Brick by brick, tree by […]

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1. Happy 53rd National Day – A Take Of Two Countries

August 27, 2018

1. Happy 53rd National Day – A Take Of Two Countries Country #1 Democracy promotes leaders who know how to pander to desires of the masses. These leaders exchange socio-economic currency for political currency, and short term gains for long term growth. They will not prescribe bitter medicine to strengthen and sustain positive improvements. Instead, […]

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The “Kiasu” Spirit: Taking A Contrarian Approach

August 27, 2018

The “Kiasu” Spirit: Taking A Contrarian Approach Having a “kiasu” spirit may not be a negative trait. “Kiasuism” can help one to be paranoid and being paranoid is not necessarily a bad thing, is it? Wasn’t it Andrew Grove, one of the founders of Intel who once said, “Only the paranoid survives”? When a person […]

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Branding The Experience With You.

August 27, 2018

Branding The Experience With You. Branding is not about buzz words, advertisement and promotion. It’s not even about being recognized and remembered, especially for the wrong or less-than-optimal impression. There’s a place for planning, strategizing and implementing a personal branding journey with the help of consultants. However, personal branding should still be based on authenticity, […]

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Branding With Love

August 27, 2018

Branding With Love I’m sure you’ve hard of the saying by Albert Einstein, “Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” In other words, if you keep traveling on the same branding journey, you will reach the same destination. To reach a different destination, you need to change your journey. […]

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Branding Yourself.

August 27, 2018

Branding Yourself. On Friday, 24 August 2012, I taught a class on “Personal Branding.” At one point, I shared with them, “Every person is already branded whether he likes it or not. Most personal brands are accidentally created – rather than purposefully crafted. Branding is essentially the journey of capturing hearts and minds of your […]

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Savour Every Moment

August 27, 2018

Savour Every Moment Last evening, I was living in the moment, soaking in the beauty of a sunset and savoring the wonders of life with all my senses. Time seemed to have frozen. All thoughts have vanished from my mind as I lost myself in the wonder of the experience. This is what they call […]

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