Thursday, January 24, 2019

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...

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...

Being Critical

“If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it” – Mark Twain People who know me well know that...

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...

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...

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...

Consumer brands in HK win trust for their product quality but not in communication...

Hong Kong has long been a prime destination for keen-eyed shoppers of high-quality, low-priced consumer electronics. But aside from competitive pricing, what else can...

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...

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...

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...

Budget 2017 – An Opportunity to Help our SMEs

The Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak is expected to table the Budget 2017 in parliament on 21 October 2016.   ...