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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 54: Your Biggest Asset

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Many a time, businesses assume that their biggest assets are material assets that they own – their offices, for instance, or their property. There is no denying that these are indeed valuable assets. However, any company’s biggest asset would undoubtedly be their people. Your business revolves around people, and it is important to understand that with the right people, you ...

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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 53: The Ways Of An Innovative Leader.

Eureka! My time has come. As an ADHD-blessed student, I used to daydream and imagine alternate worlds. I also thought about different ways to tackle academic curriculum even though they might not be correct. I looked at words and played with them in my mind. I replaced them with various words and permutation of words, and transformed them into all ...

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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 52: Waves After Waves Of Positive Energy

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It takes a lot of positivity, mental and emotional balance to do what entrepreneurs do(and to succeed at it well). There will be many ups and downs in the journey, but that should not have a negative impact on the product or your customers. Build a positive frame of mind and use that to nurture your creation. “During my flight ...

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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 51: Having An Entrepreneurial Spirit

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On 26 December 2012, I visited Langa, the oldest town in Cape Town, South Africa. It was started in 1927 predominantly for immigrant workers. Till date, it remained one of the poorest communities and one, which has attracted many squatters. Gladstone, a friendly and competent tourist guide and someone who grew up in that town gave me a tour of ...

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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 50: Joining The Dots

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Contemplating on the past is a way for us to reflect on our experiences. Although there may be many good and bad emotions that are linked to it, we should learn to put them in perspective. Our past experiences are a way for us to learn, a history lesson, where we pick up the good points to strengthen ourselves and ...

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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 49: Intrapreneurship: Entrepreneurship in the Corporate World

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If we believe entrepreneurship is the state of the mind, then anyone of us can act as an entrepreneur.  While in the past, employees of companies did jobs assigned to them and just took instructions and performed predefined duties, today corporate entrepreneurship or Intrapreneurship is redefining the work   in the business world.  Gone are the days where individuals were either ...

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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 48: A Tale Of Two Letters And Key To Success

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Today we share Mr Patrick’s thoughts on being of value. To bring ourselves to greater heights, we must bring value to others. If you want to achieve something in life, you should bring something of value to the table. Be in a position to help people solve their problems, then you are of value.  “The strangest things happen to me. ...

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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 47: Fuel For Success

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Today we share a profound article by our Mentor Mr Patrick Liew. His past experience fueled his drive for success and took him to greater heights. Instead of letting his bad experiences get to him. He refocused his energy to better himself and to propel forward. While reading this, you may want to ask yourself, what is motivating me to ...

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Mentors Thoughts Week 46- The Silver Lining In Adversity

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I am sure everyone is familiar with the saying: “every cloud has a silver lining.” But when faced with an adversity, we often forget that there is an opportunity embedded in every adversity.  What distinguishes entrepreneurs from the rest is their ability to transform an adversity into an opportunity to enhance their businesses. When I discuss entrepreneurship, I focus on ...

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Mentor’s Thoughts Week 45: The Power of the Crowd(Funding)

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The greatest challenge faced by most entrepreneurs is funding their start-up and growth. I faced tremendous challenges when I started my first 2 companies. For UTAC (which is a semiconductor technology and manufacturing company), I could not find any investors in Singapore and managed to get most of my funding from Taiwan. For Tri Star (an Electronics distribution business), I ...

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