Yearly Archives: 2007

It will have to be Mike Denoma or Francis Rozario only (that DBS leadership change again)

In the matter of Jackson Tai’s replacement, after I wrote my tome on leadership in the industry (previous blog, edited several times), I was so disgusted with myself for having commented on a lemon list that was … Continue reading…

Choose your leaders wisely – Part II (or replacement for Jackson Tai of DBS Bank )

Choose your leaders wisely Part II (or replacement for Jackson Tai of DBS Bank, and something also on Malaysia’s Nazir and Citi’s Chuck Prince et al)
Several people have written to ask me to pen down my thoughts on the … Continue reading…

The price of exuberance – (revised) my thoughts on

The price of exuberance (or regulators heal thyself)
(I wrote this originally as an editorial for the Journal on 7 October, writing in the kitchen a dear American family friend’s home in Syracuse in the US over the weekend, … Continue reading…

A Kyrgyzstan summer

A Kyrgyzstan summer
Of all the most memorable things I have done, mixing work with pleasure anywhere in the world, a few experiences stand out in my mind as the most exciting or the most deeply satisfying.
[justify]Chairing the opening … Continue reading…

Whatever happened to winter this year?

Beijing, Tokyo, Harbin
My first business trip this year was on January 9th, where I had to carry my blasted 9kg shoulder bag and drag that drag-bag with wheels to the airport for an overnight flight to make it … Continue reading…

The King Never Smiles – Paul M Handley

Discussing the Thai King
In the continuing saga of trying to understand all things Thai at the moment, a must read book is “The King Never Smiles” written by Paul M Handley, an American journalist who until recently … Continue reading…