A few months ago, I fixed up some Ikea shelves for home. Now if you think Ikea is nothing but just cheap paper wooden furniture and groovy meatballs in gravy, think again. The real attraction, I swear, is the ability of the Swedes to put together an idiot proof instruction manual for their products so [...]
I am typing this post while holidaying in Osaka. Few days ago, my girlfriend and I was supposed to travel to Kyoto and spend a night in a temple. As it was autumn, the sun set pretty early at around 4pm. We navigated in the dark and Google map pointed us to a temple which [...]
The Singapore Business Review (SBR) issue 50 (Nov 12) covered an article about deal sites. With the rise of Groupon, many copycats had sprung around the world and Singapore too, had joined in the race. Beeconomic.com was the success story. Karl Chong started the the site which was eventually bought over by Groupon. Karl remained [...]
Welcome to the BigFatPurse show, today I am proud to invite the first foreign investor from Malaysia to the show. Touted as Asia’s Youngest Wealth Coach, he runs a few businesses and had appeared in numerous media programmes and publications. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Jonathan Quek.
Asia’s Youngest Wealth Coach, pretty [...]
I find this book to have a long and weird title. This book records the interview that Napoleon Hill did with Andrew Carnegie, which talks about the 17 success principles. Let me share with you the striking philosophy that I picked up from the book. To make sure no meaning is lost, I shall quote [...]
Why are some people richer than others? What makes you deserve a greater wealth?
Dennis was sharing with us that the wealth of a person depends on how big his container is. Everyone has a container and it relates to the ability of the person to attract wealth. Essentially, his message is that we need to [...]
Steve Jobs has passed away and the entire world was saddened by the demise of this great man. What makes him so revered as compared to those who passed away in the same day? Is it because he made a difference in your life indirectly? Is it because he created a lot of value in [...]
I met Dennis 2 years ago during the Christmas period. He showed me this book, “The Go-giver“, which he bought for every employee in his company. It was only recently that I got to read the book.
It is written as a fiction story but with the intention to elicit certain principles of success.
As I read, [...]
Napoleon Hill, in his classic book, “Think and Grow Rich”, mentioned that the ultimate desire of man is to please woman. This reminded me of Caltex’s slogan “What Drives You?”. The fundamental reason why human beings do what they do – which I believe is making sure your genes survive you in this world. What [...]