Archive for August, 2008

Innovation – The Real Deal

Posted in Technology on August 22, 2008 by ahchen

Wow, Johnny Lee is ingenious!


No life expectancy. Just live!

Posted in Career, Life on August 5, 2008 by ahchen

The graduating class of 2008 from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information had Adrian Tan, a litigation lawyer, as Guest-of-Honour for their convocation ceremony.

His friend, the insightful mrwang, posted the humourous speech on his blog. Drop your course materials and read it here!

  1. Don’t work.
  2. Avoid telling the truth.
  3. Be hated.
  4. Love someone.

I understood #1 during my NS days, realised the use/danger of #2 this year, am learning to become #3, and searching for #4. haha!

The Glorious Age

Posted in Leadership on August 5, 2008 by ahchen

As the world celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday (18th July), TIME magazine featured an excellent story on 8 lessons of leadership, based on the great man’s tumultuous life (read the physical copy at yeehung’s place after emo-supper).

  1. Courage is not the absence of fear—it’s inspiring others to move beyond it
  2. Lead from the front—but don’t leave your base behind
  3. Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front
  4. Know your enemy—and learn about his favorite sport
  5. Keep your friends close—and your rivals even closer
  6. Appearances matter—and remember to smile
  7. Nothing is black or white
  8. Quitting is leading too

Do spend some time to read the entire text here.

In praise of his spirited fight in paving a way to freedom and peace, Wong Ka Kui (lead singer of Beyond) dedicated a song in the late 80’s to the first black president of South Africa.

Enjoy “光辉岁月”!