You “can only do a few things great.”

Tim Cook recently did an interview with Businessweek. Considering the fact that he shies away from media attention, unlike Steve Jobs, this interview offered us a rare glimpse of the life, as the CEO of Apple. Let me just share with you all, 1 main take away from this article. And that is you can … Continue reading

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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

A Man’s Tears

Yesterday, I saw a man cry. His flowing tears covered his shaking face, As he struggled to share his dreams. His tears were not of bitter defeat, His tears were that of creating sweet cornerstones and beams. “For a new generation”, he says, “A lasting legacy till the end of days, Can’t you see a … Continue reading

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

Learn to empty your cup, and be teachable

Hi friends, Have you ever dismissed going to a seminar because you already “knew” what they’d be teaching? Or maybe you went but “just knew” they were only trying to sell you something? Have you taken a seminar or home study course looking for the bad? I’m always amazed when I attend events with some … Continue reading

Law of Leveraging: Using Lesser Effort to Produce Bigger Outcomes

I was doing my morning exercise the other day. And it was my second set of sprints. I was running at around 80% of my maximum speed when I heard the reverberation of the car engine behind me. So, I stepped to the side, to allow the car to go past me. When it finally … 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

Honesty is the Best Policy – Your Children are watching

Have you ever left a place without paying for something? It could have been accidental, but did you go back to pay for it? Well, something like this happened to my family about a fortnight back. Let me share with you how this is relevant to leaders in the household. It was that dreaded time … Continue reading

Why the Ant Has Six Legs – And Other Talents!

It is a magical feeling when stories sprout out from your mind unexpectedly. Yesterday, I was on my way to Cathechist lessons when out of the blue, my wife asked me, “So . . . why does an Ant have six legs?” I listened, smiled, and for one reason that I couldn’t explain, a story … Continue reading