4 BUSINESS TRENDS EMERGING FROM THE CIRCUIT BREAKER IN SINGAPORE

“If I can use Siri to call my wife, why can’t I speak to the high-rise elevator to bring me to the 37th Floor of my office at Guoco Tower?” – Mark Everything big changed with something really small when Covid-19 hit our shores in late January 2020. While some business owners scramble to survive, … Continue reading

Mental Conversations at Tea: With Rayson Choo and Mark Chew

Had a successful “Mental Conversations at Tea” yesterday with Rayson Choo, a psychiatric nurse from IMH, as well as host of the popular Raygacy Show 3 Learning Points from the session 🏥 The Healthcare industry and MOH have a support Programme to help our healthcare workers to prevent mental burnout in such times. 2. 🌴 … Continue reading

Does Observation Affect Outcome?

𝕴𝖋 𝖆 𝖙𝖗𝖊𝖊 𝖋𝖆𝖑𝖑𝖘 𝖎𝖓 𝖆 𝖋𝖔𝖗𝖊𝖘𝖙 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖓𝖔 𝖔𝖓𝖊 𝖎𝖘 𝖆𝖗𝖔𝖚𝖓𝖉, 𝖉𝖔𝖊𝖘 𝖎𝖙 𝖒𝖆𝖐𝖊 𝖆 𝖘𝖔𝖚𝖓𝖉? – 𝕲𝖊𝖔𝖗𝖌𝖊 𝕭𝖊𝖗𝖐𝖊𝖑𝖊𝖞 This philosophical question is very apt in today’s environment. If employees are not working together in the physical workplace, are they still working? Before Covid-19’s Business Continuity Plans, most bosses believe that when employees are … Continue reading

𝙎𝙊… 𝙒𝙃𝘼𝙏 𝙉𝙊𝙒 𝙄𝙉𝙏𝙀𝙍𝙉𝙎𝙃𝙄𝙋𝙎?

“𝕭𝖚𝖎𝖑𝖉 𝖆𝖓 𝕬𝖗𝖐. 𝖂𝖍𝖊𝖓 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖋𝖑𝖔𝖔𝖉 𝖈𝖔𝖒𝖊𝖘, 𝖎𝖙 𝖘𝖕𝖊𝖆𝖐𝖘 𝖋𝖔𝖗 𝖎𝖙𝖘𝖊𝖑𝖋” – Robin Goh, good friend of mine As a result of Circuit Breaker measures due to Covid-19, a friend who recently graduated from polytechnic, told me that her new recruiter role, has been put on hold till end May. Similarly, internship opportunities have also … Continue reading

How The Alphabet Can Tell Us About the Possible Economic Outcomes

“Forecasting is hard, especially the future.” Many moons ago, we learned about the alphabet song, “A for Apple, B for Ball…” And yet, the shapes of alphabets have been used for some time to help economists and statisticians project and depict market recovery. Optimistic, neutral or grim outcomes can be projected using these shapes. Let … Continue reading

3 Lessons From The COVID-19 Resilience Package

TL;DR- COVID-19 Resilience Budget: ‘Landmark’ S$48 billion package to tide Singapore through ‘unprecedented’ crisis 🌧 ☔️ “ We have saved up for a rainy day. The COVID-19 pandemic is already a mighty storm, and is still growing ,” – DPM Heng Swee Keat By now, your newsfeed will be swamped by this. So I will … Continue reading

The Award . . .

5th Sept 2013 . . . An Unforgettable Night The Promising SME 500 Campaign was spearheaded to recognize the exceptional achievements of business men and women in Singapore, highlighting their commercial success and also recognizing their contributions to the economy and the community at large. This campaign also serves as a platform to inspire aspiring … Continue reading

The Sore Eyes . . .

I am currently suffering from a really bad case of conjunctivitis . . . and it’s really affecting my sight! The ironical thing was that I was talking to my business mentor just the day before about ‘Questions being the Answers’ He mentioned that many times we have been staring and talking . . . … Continue reading