SINGAPORE: When his first business, a construction and interior design firm, failed in 1997, entrepreneur Leonard Lim found himself struggling, financially and mentally.He had lost a chunk of money in the business and ended up in debt, to the tune of a few hundred thousand dollars.“We owed the suppliers money, projects were half done and debt collectors turned up at my door. It was quite upsetting; my mother and everyone was quite stressed,” he recalled.“I couldn’t see a way out of it. I even had to ask for an allowance from my mum. It was sad and embarrassing.”The then 27-year-old went fishing to de-stress, but that turned out to be more depressing.“I went to the Kallang River on a daily basis, and I just sat there,” he recounted. “I spent five, six months just fishing every day. And believe it or not, I didn’t catch a single fish.”This local inventor went on to start several businesses over the next few years – and … [Read more...] about The Singaporean serial entrepreneur who kept failing, until he got a lucky break
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Health The mother of an epileptic boy who journeyed to Canada to buy cannabis-based medication she says is keeping her son alive had her supplies confiscated by British customs officials upon her return on Monday. 11 Jun 2018 11:00PM Bookmark LONDON: The mother of an epileptic boy who journeyed to Canada to buy cannabis-based medication she says is keeping her son alive had her supplies confiscated by British customs officials upon her return on Monday.The case has ignited a debate about the medicinal use of cannabis, a drug which is illegal in Britain and which the British authorities do not recognize as having any medicinal benefits.Billy Caldwell, 12, had been receiving medicinal cannabis oil on prescription by his doctor for just over a year, but supplies ran out after the Home Office (interior ministry) ordered the doctor to stop prescribing it.Billy's mother, Charlotte Caldwell, says that without the cannabis oil her son has up to 100 seizures a day, each of which is … [Read more...] about Mother’s stand-off with British authorities over medicinal cannabis stirs debate
MANILA, Philippines — Who is the country’s more beloved hero? Jose Rizal or Andres Bonifacio? This rather tantalizing question will be put to the public at large at the upcoming Leon Gallery Spectacular Mid-Year Auction, whose 2018 edition will take place on June 9 — a few days before Independence Day (an Aguinaldo-conceived date) and about a week before Rizal’s birthday. On one side will be a terrific, one-of-a-kind wood sculpture eloquently described by Jaime Ponce de Leon as depicting “the ideal Filipino by the greatest Filipino.” It’s an oval-shaped relleve or bas-relief, about the size of a large tree trunk, carved and incised by our National Hero while in exile in the wilds of Dapitan in Mindanao. The Spanish certainly knew how to methodically rip a man’s heart out — they invented the Inquisition, after all — and what better way indeed to punish an avid student of Western civilization, a man who spoke many languages and … [Read more...] about Who is the more beloved? Rizal or Bonifacio?
Have you ever wondered what the mothers of the famous historical figures would have said during their younger days? Mothers will be mothers and this funny article seems to remind us that they are no matter who their children turn out to be. Consider the possible words these mothers would have said: MONA LISA’S MOTHER: “After all that money your father and I spent on braces, that’s the biggest smile you can give us?” COLUMBUS’ MOTHER: “I don’t care what you’ve discovered, you still could have written!” MICHELANGELO’S MOTHER: “Can’t you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?” NAPOLEON’S MOTHER: “All right, if you aren’t hiding your report card inside your jacket, take your hand out of there and show me.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S MO-THER: “Again with the stovepipe hat? Can’t you just wear a … [Read more...] about If their mothers spoke
Mustafa Suleyman is a 33-year-old entrepreneur and activist. He sold his artificial intelligence company DeepMind to Google for £400 million in 2014. Suleyman dropped out of university and worked as an activist before getting involved in artificial intelligence. Mustafa Suleyman is one of the three cofounders of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence (AI) lab in London that was acquired by Google in 2014 for a reported £400 million – the search giant’s largest acquisition in Europe to date. Listen to a few of Suleyman’s talks on YouTube and you’ll quickly realise that he’s a left-leaning activist who wants to make the world a better place for everyone as opposed to an elite few. He differs from many of today’s tech founders in that he genuinely seems to care about the welfare of everyone on the planet. The 33 year old – affectionately known as “Moose” … [Read more...] about Mustafa Suleyman: The liberal activist who cofounded Google’s £400 million artificial intelligence lab