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Successful People Who Just Didn’t Quit

  ‘Never, never, never give up.’ – Winston Churchill .. He was already in his mid-60s. His business has waned due to a new highway that snatched traffic away from his restaurant. All that’s left is a small house, an old car and a recipe for fried chicken that he had created . And he…

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How to Tell if Someone is Ready for a Relationship

. ‘It doesn’t take much to be in love. But it takes a lot to be in a relationship.’ – Anonymous . Recently, a friend of mine was sharing with me about this guy that she had been going out with for almost a year. A guy that she really likes. She makes soup for him when he’s ill. They…

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Reflections to kickstart 2014 with a Bang!

“Life’s a Journey; not a Destination.“  – Steven Tyler, Aerosmith . The year is drawing to a close. For some, the year whizzed by in an instant. For others, it couldn’t have been longer, right friends and colleagues? Feelin’ a little richer? Happier? Or not? Its been a real rollercoaster year for me. Lots of ups…

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Good vs Bad Bosses – How to tell them Apart

   “The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” – Colin Powell Is your superior a good or a bad one? Would you wanna emulate your…

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10 Signs that Your Relationship is Progressing

 ‘Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.’ – Antoine de Saint-Exupery How would you measure the progress of your relationship with the significant other? Some might view the level of understanding of each other’s personality. Some might view the efforts spent on each other as…

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What’s lacking in the Singapore Education System

. ‘If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.’ – Gail Sheehy . Yes. On paper we look pretty good.  Out of the three full-fledged & local public universities, the two oldest (NUS and NTU) are constantly ranked in the top 100 universities globally. NTU dropped the ball…

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7 Types of Guys Who Screw Up The 1st Date

. “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ” – Alvin Toffler   . The First Date was supposed to be like what we saw on TV dramas or movies – a curious amalgam of feelings including ambiguity, tension and excitement. Boy…

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How I Made It With My Fiancée

‘A relationship requires a lot of work and commitment.’ – Greta Scacchi “Will you marry me?” On one knee, I held up the little red box with the ring nestled in it – topped off with a little shiny precious rock :) “Yes.” That’s the single most beautiful word that can be uttered by a man’s…

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Inside the Powerful Mind of an Investor

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago” – Warren Buffett  A few years ago, I googled the richest men on the planet. A few names popped up: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim etc. The whopping huge figures of net worth made me momentarily lose control of my jaw…

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Your Beloved, Generous Neighbourhood Bank

“Perhaps the only people that are hated more than lawyers… are bankers”. – Anonymous            How you do view your consumer bank? The beloved, caring and effective wealth partner? Or the blood-sucker, charger of high interest rate loans to poor students, giver of pathetic interest rate returns, provider of poor customer…