Book Review & Learnings: Company of One

Company of One is an interesting book that shows me how successful profitable business can be run with a small team or by one person. It shares a perspective that business can choose to go for “Better” rather than “Growth”. When business goes for “Growth”, they took on many tasks and start to lose focus. … Continue reading Book Review & Learnings: Company of One

Thoughts on watching NDP 2019

This year, Singapore is celerating it's 54th Birthday. When watching the NDP, it really helps me to reflect the many changes that taken place on this tiny island. Starting from the familiar National Day songs, like Stand up for Singapore. While the lyrics stay the same, the tune have changed. It has added a touch … Continue reading Thoughts on watching NDP 2019

Starting a new chapter

It’s been a long time since I write a life post. The last one was about me forgetting what I did for my 37th birthday. Now It’s 6 months into the year and so much have happened. It is time for a review. Let’s start with no so good news first Starting something new and … Continue reading Starting a new chapter

Book Review: Thoughts on Business of Platforms

Ever since I got to know about the library app - Libby. I have been reading and also listening more. One of the audiobook that I listen recently is The Business of Platforms. If you are hoping for any magic tricks that will help you build a platform, there are none in this audiobook but … Continue reading Book Review: Thoughts on Business of Platforms

Watching friends leave

One thing very emotional 😭 when working for a long period in a company is watching friends. These are your colleagues who fought battle together with you and have build a strong bond. These are also colleagues who made you feel that no matter how shit the work is, you all can fix it together. … Continue reading Watching friends leave

Starting a new chapter

It’s been a long time since I write a life post. The last one was about me forgetting what I did for my 37th birthday. Now It’s 6 months into the year and so much have happened. It is time for a review. Let’s start with no so good news first Starting something new and … Continue reading Starting a new chapter

A visionary CEO or not?

One of the strengths of successful visionary and charismatic CEOs is that they build an executive staff of world-class operating executives (and they unconsciously force out any world-class innovators from their direct reports). The problem is in a company driven by a visionary CEO, there is only one visionary. This type of CEO surrounds himself with extremely … Continue reading A visionary CEO or not?