Remove the brown M&Ms!

Have you heard of the logic of David Lee Roth’s famous obsession with brown M&M’s? As the lead singer in Van Halen, he insisted, in his contract with concert promoters and operators, that a bowl of M&Ms to be provided backstage. But with EVERY brown M&Ms to be removed. Before you think that this is … Continue reading

Lifter or Leaner . . . what are you?

My second baby girl was born to my wife and I on 23 Sept 2011. It was a wonderful occasion as I have moved towards another phase in my life. Having a second child was something that we both wanted, and was part of my life plan as well. Even as my wife and I … Continue reading

Building Sandcastles in the Air – How a Leader can Use stories to reach out

My daily chat with the sister, on life, became a bet. I told her, “Jie, do you know a story can be created from nothing?” In my opinion, it’s like building sand castles in the air. Of course she didn’t believe me. “Prove it,” she said cynically. I replied, “Ok. Give me two characters.” “A … Continue reading

Exemplary Leadership – Slow to anger, Abundant in Loving Kindness

Last weekend, I learned a leadership lesson, on being slow to anger, and why we should be abundant in loving kindness. I felt that it’s good to share with you all. The Incident I was on my way to my cousin-in-law’s baby shower. When I drove towards the entrance of the condominium, the security guard … Continue reading