Blog Entries and Commentaries

Traveller’s Tales: A great airline lounge it is not

Because I travel so much, I do think sometimes on the travel experience, and to the efforts of the people whose job it is to keep innovating in this industry. On the topic of airline lounges, I have always found … Continue reading…

On “diversity” in a “post-meritocratic” world

[9600 words. Best printed out or read in sections]
In the past year, a dear friend of mine, not a Singaporean, but deeply involved in a movement to see more women in corporate boards in Singapore, tried to enlist my involvement … Continue reading…

Trade finance, transaction banking prospects in Asia – speech notes from ICC Summit

The following are notes from my speech given at the “Business Outlook for Trade in Asia: Rise and Rise?” session of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Summit held in Beijing on 28 October 2011.
1.            Implications on the rise of … Continue reading…

China’s coming crisis … notes from my speech at AmCham

I will be giving an early morning speech to the Financial Services Group at the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Singapore on Tuesday 18 October, 2011
The following is the outline of what I am going to be saying (to … Continue reading…

Choose your leaders wisely – A preamble

When I first started writing a blog in 2006, it was the beginning of a journey in discovering how my internal and natural thought processes were evolving, by seeing which areas I was going to naturally spend more time writing … Continue reading…

…and helplessness in Singapore

My blog entry on “the rich and powerless of Sentosa cove” last week received almost universal condemnation, by rich and poor alike. Unfortunately, many casual blog readers could not wait to plough through nearly 5000 words before making up their … Continue reading…


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