Tag: business

The 8 Ds of Great Leaders

March 23rd, 2014   •   1 comment   

Smiling senior Asian businessman offering handshake

Are you ready to be a Great Leader?Designed by Freepik

Leadership is something that many aspire to have but few truly achieve.

It is a long and winding road that requires special qualities which sets these extraordinary human beings from mere mortals. Often, being a leader requires courage, sacrifice and that extra “oomph”.
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Something Beautiful – A Marriage of Art with Fashion

October 6th, 2013   •   1 comment   


Kay Wong and Adeline Yeo at the launch of their collection

What do you get when you mix women’s fashion, finger painting art and motherhood? The answer is Something Beautiful

Hatched in far away Prague during a Spotlight Singapore business trip led by my friend art administrator Colin Goh, this collaborative effort came about when Singapore fashion designer Kay Wong of online fashion retailer Milky Way teamed up with finger-painting artist Adeline Yeo. Through the partnership, Kay and Adeline combined their creative and entrepreneurial talents in a business venture that infuses the beauty of art into ladies wear targeted at mothers.
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The 5 Levels of Leadership: Book Review

October 2nd, 2013   •   3 comments   

How are peak leaders developed? What differentiates a superstar CEO like Jack Welch from other less extraordinary leaders?

The answer, according to bestselling author John C. Maxwell, lies in The 5 Levels of Leadership. Focused on growing one’s leadership potential in a tiered manner, the book provides pragmatic steps to scale the leadership ladder while achieving lasting impact on one’s organisation and followers.
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Why Good Entrepreneurs Are Like Scientists

August 18th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Scientist Entrepreneur
You don’t have to be a mad scientist to benefit from experiments (courtesy of Cliparts.co)

Imagine that you’re an entrepreneur tasked to start a new business. Or perhaps launch a new product.

How would you go about doing it?
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BizAcademy Brews Brighter Future for Youths

July 21st, 2013   •   no comments   


Courtesy of Halogen Foundation Singapore

Life is challenging for youths these days. With growing competition in so many dimensions, they need to rise beyond school smarts to have a fighting chance of success in their latter years.

This is where programmes like BizAcademy comes in.

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The 5 Rs of Curation

June 2nd, 2013   •   no comments   

5 Rs of Curation

A curator hard at work (source of image)

Curators. I should know them.

Guardians of museum collections, curators acquire artefacts and artworks, conduct research, publish articles or books, and mount exhibitions.
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The Intention Economy: Book Review

March 24th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Caveat Venditor – Let the Seller Beware”

So proclaimed Doc Searls in The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge. Co-author of the legendary The Cluetrain Manifesto, Searls’ main thesis is that customers – like markets – should be free.

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Explore Singapore on Two Wheels with Druthers

February 22nd, 2013   •   no comments   


Courtesy of Druthers Bicycle Rental

Cycling is fast becoming a popular way to tour a city.

I remembered how enjoyable it was cycling around Whistler back when my family visited Canada. There is something magical about the sensation of wind rushing through your body and blood coursing through your muscles as you soak in the sights, sounds and scents of your surroundings. Moreover, you can choose to stop anytime to take photo if you so fancy.
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Enchantment: A Book Review

February 5th, 2013   •   no comments   

Keen to change the world? Want to transform your “caterpillars” into “butterflies”?

Well, former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions may show you a trick or two.

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Rework: A Book Review

January 30th, 2013   •   1 comment   

“Policies are organisational scar tissue. They are codified overreactions to situations that are unlikely to happen again. They are collective punishment for the misdeeds of an individual”

With excerpts like that, you can be sure that Rework by founders of 37Signals Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson isn’t an ordinary book on entrepreneurship. Divided into 12 short chapters on various aspects of business – from progress to productivity and competitors to culture – Rework is a compelling read.
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