Who are you hanging around with?

There is a story about an eagle. While still an infant in its nest and being nursed by  its mom, the mom died and the baby eagle was orphaned.  One day, the nest fell from the rocks where it was nestled and the baby eagle was on the ground, struggling for survival when a flock…

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ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING AND A.I.

I started understanding what entrepreneurship is after I failed in my first attempt. I was employed and after six companies in 10 years, I left employment and tried consultancy. Nine months after, I was bankrupt, sold my car and went back to employment. After 3 more years of being employed, my consultancy business started picking…

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The Power of Desperation

Desperation is something no one would wish to fall into. But for some, it is the most important thing that happened in their life. There are many successful people who became what they are because in their desperation they did not lose hope and made one crucial step. Imagine yourself about to drown in the…

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The Marshmallow Experiment

A lesson on doing a project or business, or confronting a challenge, can be learned from Peter Skillman’s Marshmallow Experiment. He gathered 4 groups of people. 1st group are business graduates, the 2nd group are lawyers, the 3rd group are CEO’s and lastly, a group of kindergartners. He provided each of the teams, 20 pieces…

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It’s All In The Mind

Mental capacity is not the issue, mindset is. With a wrong mindset, our mental capacity diminishes. For example, if we believe in luck, our mind will refuse to grow in knowledge, and life becomes merely a series of events with unpredictable outcomes. We lose control and we become victims. I have met people who believe…

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More Than Just a Cup of Coffee

  When asked what he does, my painter friend, Sherwin Tan, would always say, he brings peace with his art. The answer seems to be far from what he does because the fact is, he is a painter. But then for him, painting is more than just canvas and paint. He pours himself into his…

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Do Not Falter When You Grow Bigger

It is sad when businesses start failing when they get bigger. When do failed businesses usually start their decline? That was the same question I had when I started consulting. Some statistics say that 80% of businesses do not make it beyond the 5th year. There might be lessons we can learn from that observation.…

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