January 21, 2020

Who do you seek advice from?

If you have a problem and is wondering who to seek advice from, you better spend the time and effort to understand your problem first.

If you consult someone who has a vested interest in the decisions you make, then that person may not always give you sound and neutral advice.

Today’s the day many will receive their O Level results. Many might think that it is one of the most important national exams for a teenager. I am anxious too, for an ex-student will be receiving the results this year. But here are some thoughts that I have for my student: Rules of the game […]

January 10, 2020

Building with your own hands

Is there something that you can build to showcase your ideas? Even if you can’t find a client or an employer, can you think of ways to show us your ideas?

January 7, 2020

Creatives create

If you see yourself as an everyday creative, there is only one rule to follow. Even if you are not in the arts and design industry. Creatives create.

January 1, 2020

What is success?

As a Singaporean, the message that you can be successful if you work hard had been ingrained in me since young. Except that no one explained what it really means to work hard, and what it really means to be successful. (In a previous post, we explored the idea of hard work. In this post, […]

December 26, 2019

A day of frenzy.. and a gift

I don’t know how Boxing Day became a day of frantic shopping. What a way to waste a day that could have been spent with friends and family for those of us who celebrate Christmas. Or perhaps getting worked up squeezing through the crowd instead of winding down for this last week of the year. […]

December 23, 2019

Hard work equates success?

We are now in the final stretch of 2019. You might perhaps be starting to mentally check out of your responsibilities at work, starting to countdown to the new year. Or you might be on holiday now, clearing your annual leave. Or on the opposite end of the spectrum, you might actually be rushing to […]

December 18, 2019

How to really learn?

I used to have a programming module back in my undergraduate days. The thing is, I always found it hard to listen in class. It’s not that I’ve not tried (sorry, profs). But the experience was one that made me think about how we truly learn something.  By the way, I didn’t leave that module […]

December 11, 2019

Hanging on to your position

If there’s one thing that I could take away from my previous workplace, it would be this: People can come and go in an organisation (or any social group for that matter). Some stay longer than others. But there is always a time and season for each and every person’s contribution. If it’s time for […]

In a previous post, we discussed some of the uncertainties of entrepreneurship. That is not to say that we should discourage entrepreneurship. I believe that we live in a time of unprecedented access to resources that could help support a new enterprise taking off. I can’t speak for all parts of the world, but for […]