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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My Dad, and the Eat-all-You-Can Concept

As a young man, my dad was a hawker, and his specialty was char-kuey teow, the ubiquitous dish that was a hawker stable. He...

What Have You Done For Your Country?

Many of us would have heard the most famous quote of US president John F Kennedy: "Ask not what your country can do for...

Order Amidst Chaos

I have never looked forward to going to India on business. Yet, every trip has been interesting, to say the least. The country is...

Lessons from the Vegetable Seller

My mom has a favourite vegetable seller in the local market. The stall owner is a gregarious lady who is friend to almost everyone...

Doing Business in a VUCA World

If you think the world has gone upside down, rest assured you are not alone. The world has indeed changed in many ways since...

Making Things to Last

My mobile phone, which is a little over a year old, will not start. That’s the third time in the past one month. I...

Reaping What We Sow

“For whatever you sow, that will you reap” (Galatians 6:7-8) "According to the seed that’s sown, so is the fruit you reap there from” (Samyutta Nikaya) The saying...

Who’s Calling the Shot?

Tony Soprana, in the hit television series ‘The Sopranos’ famously said, “I'm the motherfuckin' fuckin' one who calls the shots!”. While I don’t condone the...

Your next travel agent may be a chatbot

Humans and machines are steadily growing more and more alike and the tourism industry is one area where so-called chatbots are springing up to...

Are We Working Hard Enough?

In an emotional speech to the Parliament recently, Singapore’s PM Lee Hsien Loong asked fellow Singaporeans to give him and his government more time...

Lessons From MH370

It is very rare that Malaysia headlines international channels for weeks on end. That's exactly what happened the past few weeks for a very...

The Glory of Entrepreneurship

I grew up in a family where entrepreneurship is shunned and something to be ashamed of. My elder brothers flung their exams and were...

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