Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Adding Value

Last week, I received my thousandth (or so it feels) invitation to be part of a direct sales business. Like most people, I have...

Singapore Budget 2016 – Partnering & Transforming for the Future

By Lam Fong Kiew & Edwin Leow, Head of Tax and Tax Director respectively of Nexia TS, Singapore's leading home-grown full service audit and...

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...

Hybrid human-robo financial advice launched

Brokerage Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW.N) has launched a service that combines its automated investment management technology with human advisors, as financial institutions race to offer...

Renewing Passports

One of my pet peeves of being a heavy traveller is the need to renew my passport every several months. That, and immigration officers...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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