I Just Want To Lie Down

Back in the days of my corporate years, me and a colleague of mine often talked about holidays. These discussions spanned from possible holiday dates and destinations, to all the different food and drink we would enjoy during the trip. We strategised about the best possible ways to capitalise on these holidays. Should we takeContinue reading “I Just Want To Lie Down”

Slow Down, You’ll Get There Faster

Living in a fast lane. Global connectivity. Instant gratification. Billion dollars ideas. We have our goals, ambitions, dreams. We want to … no … we need to get there faster before it is too late. While we still have the strength and drive. There is nothing wrong with big hairy audacious goals. We only live once, so we might asContinue reading “Slow Down, You’ll Get There Faster”

My Wife Knows Everything, and So Do I

“So how much does a bundle weigh?” Peter asked. “20kg,” I replied. “That is too heavy!” he said. “Well, your boss said the maximum weight is 25kg, so we are still under.” Peter delivered our products around the city. He was pretty healthy for his age, around 60 at that time. Our warehouse staff, Tom,Continue reading “My Wife Knows Everything, and So Do I”

Why Real Goals Are Scary (And Impossible Goals Are Addictive)

“In two years, my business is going to expand nationwide,” I said to Rob, my good friend. “Yeah, and how are you planning to do that?” Rob replied. “Get good customers base, expand the product lines, hire salespersons.” “You think it’s so easy? Your plan does not even sound convincing!” “Well, it’s important to haveContinue reading “Why Real Goals Are Scary (And Impossible Goals Are Addictive)”

Overnight Success: Merit, Grit, or Luck (or is it Magic?)

How often do we see those overnight successes only to find out that their ‘overnights’ spanned over decades? We don’t really see the years of hard work behind it. The media couldn’t be bothered either. After all, overnight success does sound better than ten years of blood, sweat and tears. These instant success stories (often stem fromContinue reading “Overnight Success: Merit, Grit, or Luck (or is it Magic?)”

Is Your Startup Killing It (Or Killing You)?

Tom was an ambitious young entrepreneur. He started a successful tech company in the healthcare industry — an object of envy among his business peers. Despite all the admiration, Tom was under a lot of pressures. Working from 6 am to 10 pm on a daily basis started to take its toll. He came home physically and mentally tired,Continue reading “Is Your Startup Killing It (Or Killing You)?”

What To Do When You’re Backed Into A Corner (5 Strategic Keys to Capitalise on During Desperate Times)

Once upon a time, I had a vision of business victory. I drew a straight timeline of my (forecasted) success on a blank A4 paper. That’s it, a straight line. Never did I know that my visionary picture was not complete without various corners of setbacks. The simple straight line transformed itself into many chaoticContinue reading “What To Do When You’re Backed Into A Corner (5 Strategic Keys to Capitalise on During Desperate Times)”