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  • Imagining Endless Possible Futures

    By: Peter Ho | Apr 20, 2017 | Hits: 654

    The central thesis in Professor Clayton Christensen’s seminal book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, is that successful organisations are doomed to fail in the long run, because there is tremendous inertia to change a formula that has worked well. In other words, the incumbents of today are locked-in to their mental models and success formulas. They are…..

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  • The Black Elephant Challenge for Governments

    By: Peter Ho | Apr 11, 2017 | Hits: 4971

    Stephen Hawking, the world-famous theoretical physicist, said: “I think the next century (the 21st century) will be the century of complexity.” But what is complexity? And what is its relevance to governance? Complex is different from complicated. An engineering system is merely complicated. It could be an A-380 or a telecommunications satellite. Its inner workings…..

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  • Why Some Causes Resonate

    By: Carol Soon | Apr 10, 2017 | Hits: 1133

    Amendments to the Public Order Act now bar foreigners from using assemblies and processions in Singapore to promote political causes. In announcing the change to the law in Parliament on Monday, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam highlighted media reports of 50 Singapore companies funding the annual Pink Dot event as an example of…..

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  • Fake News Tells More Than Just Lies

    By: Shawn Goh Ze Song | Mar 29, 2017 | Hits: 1516

    At the Committee of Supply (COS) debate earlier this month, several Members of Parliament (MPs) expressed concerns over the rise of fake news, noting that it may have influenced voter behaviour during the Brexit referendum and the 2016 United States Presidential Election. MP Ong Teng Koon (Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC) also said that fake news has…..

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  • The Time Economy

    By: Christopher Gee | Mar 20, 2017 | Hits: 1004

    There is a growing sense that a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is an incomplete measure of national output and productivity. For one thing, GDP, which is the aggregate value of all goods and services produced within a country, does not count socially valuable but unpaid activities. Caregiving for children, the disabled and the elderly…..

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  • Singapore Eurasians: Rewrite, Refine their Role

    By: Mathew Mathews | Mar 09, 2017 | Hits: 1022

    The Eurasian Association (EA) recently launched an updated edition of its popular book, Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes and Dreams. Edited by Myrna Braga-Blake, Ann Ebert-Oehlers, and Alexius A Pereira, the book chronicles Eurasian origins, community life and culture, and profiles Eurasians who have contributed significantly to Singapore’s history. New chapters were added in this edition…..

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  • Budget 2017: How Best to Help SMEs Go Digital

    By: Faizal Bin Yahya | Mar 07, 2017 | Hits: 773

    The government’s latest efforts to help SMEs use digital technology to grow should be a welcome initiative. Last year, almost half of the 1,100 businesses polled by the Singapore Business Federation said that they would like to see increased support for technological change. Only 39 per cent of businesses polled after last year’s Budget said…..

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  • Change the Way We Conduct Citizenship Education

    By: Clarence Ong | Mar 03, 2017 | Hits: 1086

    I am part of a team of students and teachers currently working with Riverside Secondary School on their Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) programme. A year ago, we surveyed 100 students from secondary schools, polytechnics and junior colleges on the CCE programme and found the following: 75% felt the programmes were necessary but require improvements…..

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  • Creating a Liveable Singapore: Kampong Spirit 2.0

    By: Jason Tey Shou Heng | Feb 23, 2017 | Hits: 2224

    One feature of a great, sustainable liveable city is robust neighbourhoods, where the community is inclusive and everyone plays a role in making the place vibrant and safe. How can we encourage such a culture? One way would be through getting members of the community to pool their resources for maximum efficiency and benefit. We…..

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  • What the CFE Report Means for SMEs

    By: Faizal Bin Yahya | Feb 20, 2017 | Hits: 811

    The Committee on the Future Economy’s (CFE) report, released on Feb 9, provides big-picture recommendations for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are a key plank of the economy, accounting for around half of our economic output, and employing two-thirds of the workforce. How can they operationalise these recommendations on the ground through working with…..

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