3 Humbling Lessons I Learnt from LinkedIn’s First Hire in Asia

Earlier this week, I was privileged to have the opportunity to sit across the charismatic Hari Krishnan, Managing Director of LinkedIn Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) to interview him as a CEO Contributor for my book, INSPIRIT – How Asian CEOs Inspire Action From The Stage. As an Executive Public Speaking Coach, ‘INSPIRIT’ is a […]

5 Great Habits Successful Young Professionals Need to Develop

Gone are the days where it’s sufficient to graduate with a decent-enough degree, cruise along your new-found career and just check in and out at work. (Image quoted from WyoTech Student Website) Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and author of ‘The Startup of You’, also espouses the importance of taking charge of your personal brand […]

[Part I] What the Thiel Fellows Learnt about Networking from Michael Ellsberg

The Thiel Fellowship is a program that is kick started by Peter Thiel, the co-founder of Paypal. Twenty youths under the age of 20 years old (i.e. “20 under 20”) are carefully handpicked to take on larger-than-life entrepreneurial ventures over a period of 2 years with $100,000 in funding to support their endeavors. Eventually, 24 […]

How to Connect with People in Authority

Ever since I have written the article on ‘What I wish I knew (earlier) when I stepped into University’, many have asked me how they can likewise connect with people in authority like their professors, deans, bosses, entrepreneurs, senior management and C-level executives. Most of the people who asked, had issues in terms of how […]