During the dot-com boom in early 2000, I was lured into that space. I wanted to earn $1 million before I turned 30 and thought that would be my ticket. Of course, things never worked out the way you’ve planned. And this segment of my life would be the greatest learning experience ever for me, […]
For my first job after graduation, my primary role was to research on small- and medium-sized enterprises. Every week, I will plough through volumes of academic papers, research materials, policy white papers, and the like, looking for trends and patterns. I will then synthesize all that I read and put together a one-page summary report […]
Let me get this out of the way. I am not a perfect husband, dad, and son. I yell at my wife, kids, and parents. Not all the time, but enough to make me feel like a jerk. I’ve been working on it and I still struggle with it. These are the three things I […]
I’ve worked with schools in Singapore for more than a decade. During this time, I’ve learned a great deal about the skills children need. No, it’s not arithmetic, reading, and writing. I’m talking future-ready skills.
We all love our children. For some of us, we spare no expenses when it comes to buying them gifts, especially for their birthdays. However, if you truly want to get a gift for your child, then consider this.
What do you usually get for your child’s birthday? Gifts? As parents, we want the best for our children. However, for my son’s third birthday, we stumbled upon something that would change our perspective about what to do for his birthday forever.
If you have young children, you’d know what this mean: they grow up so fast. That’s why we made these conscious decisions during the formative years of our children.
As the only (surviving) child of my parents, my younger brother died when he was just 18 months old, I had grown accustomed to being focused only on myself for almost 30 years. So, even when I got married, that still didn’t change my perspective of life.
When I first shared my plan with my friends, I get one of two reactions: you are insane or you are brave.
For me, the narrative of my life goes like this: you go to school, study hard, go to a good university, get a good job, get married, have children, grow old, and die. For many of us, we grew up thinking that’s how life should be. For some, they never even venture beyond that narrative.